Nowhere to put anything in my kitchen.

@jugsjugs (13045)
November 27, 2010 10:40am CST
I have alot of cupboards in my kitch and they are now all full, the only thing is i still have loads of food items that are in jars as well as tins to find a place for.I had my hampers turn up this week ready for christmas, so what i did was, sent all the cholates,sweets,etc over to my mums to look after and then that only left the rest to put away.On the tops of the kitchen cupboards are full and over flowing, as well as the inside of the cupboards.I even put some of the things that i had in my out house as they will not come to harm.I need trice as many cupboards i think.I did not think that there would be that much stuff in the hampers.
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@icehut (508)
27 Nov 10
Maybe that's a sign that you buy too much food... Food that will go to waste if you're unable to consume it all before expiration. Time to make some preserves, bake cakes and stuff that freezer... Buy hanging racks if you're out of floor and wall space for more vertical storage... Or, simply quit buying so much food...
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@jugsjugs (13045)
27 Nov 10
Thankfully all the food in my hampoer is well dated giving us plenty of time to eat it, shamne about not having soo much room that i can find a place for all of the food.I did not realise that the hampers that i had bought had soo much food in them.
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
27 Nov 10
I use to load up the cupboards, top of cabinets, etc. and then I realized that some (way too much) of the food was going to waste. So I cleaned out the cupboards and now only buy stuff when the cupboards are literally bare. Because of the distance to town, I only buy about once a month and even that's a lot of trouble. I'd recommend cutting back on buying stuff, rather than buying more cupboards...
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@jugsjugs (13045)
27 Nov 10
I had a friend come here to help me do all my cupboards before all of the hampers were delivered, just to make abit more room.I had loads of tinns and jars etc turn up, there were three large boxes and that was when i thought it would be small boxes, rather than large ones that they sent.We wont have to buy any tins or jars for quite sometime now, so i suppose that is the one bonus there is, shame about my work tops have no room on them.
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• United States
27 Nov 10
I feel that way sometimes this time of year. There's just too many good deals on things and not enough room to store things til you need them.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
27 Nov 10
In the hampers that i got there were alot of every day foods what they always send, like soups, tins of veg, biscuits.I just feel like it is great having all the food, but not that great not having enough room to put all the things in, so that they are not cluttering the units up on top of them.
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@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Nov 10
Soounds like you need a cold storage. My grandmother had a walk-in storage room out on the porch that was dug into the ground so you stepped down from the porch level to it and there were shelves all around in a very small little room. Just right for storing canned goods and such. It was called the 'cold storage' because it was always afew degrees cooler in there than outdoors.
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@carolscash (9501)
• United States
28 Nov 10
My porblem is that my kitchen is not big enough and I do not have enough cabinet space. I have several large appliances such as a toaster oven and a roaster oven that I find I have no place to put. Right now I have my bread machine sitting on the floor as there is no place for it and I do use it so I can't get rid of it. I wish I had a cabinet for just the big items.
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@drannhh (15049)
• United States
27 Nov 10
I have this situation, too, but I have other more important things to do today than to correct it. I have what I call the "it" room, that needs to be cleared out as I have been dumping stuff in there to get it out of sight...like a great big cupboard, lol. I am going in there now to start working as this will be my only "free" day for several weeks. I am going on another little trip, wheee.
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• United States
27 Nov 10
at least you have cabinet space!! i went from several places with a lot of cabinets and counter space to NONE at the place i bought!! we arent big cookers anyways so i figured it wouldnt be that big of a deal but it is! after i put the microwave and a few other things all cabinet space it totally gone and we had to buy a pantry thing to put food in since there wasnt enough space grr!
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
27 Nov 10
we have a spot in our cellar where we put the excess foods that we buy. we often get stuff when it is on sale too.
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@foofermen (503)
27 Nov 10
Time to throw stuff away. Whenever I get to "critical mass" like that, in a room in my apartment, I just start throwing stuff away. Get a big garbage bag, clean out your frig, pick up each item and think, "Would I rather have this item, or the space it consumes?" When you are done, it can be a very rewarding experience. I love doing this. I actually need to do this in a few rooms right now Good luck!
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Jan 11
Hiya jugs, Good Job you are resourceful and I am like you in that sense I can find places for things that most People would not think of right away either. Well your Hampers are full and overflowing that´s a good thing. I cannot do things like that here as the Weather goes from very cold to fifteen degrees centigrade from one week to the next and back again. Most of what I can keep are things like Biscuits, Milk in Cartons, Sugar and Beans and Lentils and things like that. That´s all I have room for anyway. If this were my own Kitchen I would have it all redone you see so that I could take advantage of the space it has but badly put together by the ones who did this kitchen in the first place. Do you still have your Hampers filled or empty by now?
• India
11 Dec 10
Hello my friend jugsjugs Ji, My simple doubt is why to procure items beyond consumption if surplus pass it on to others next door and gain free publicity. Happy Chrismas in avance. May God bless You and have a great time.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Dec 10
haha =D If that's the case, then send some over to me!! lol =D I would be more than glad to accept it because i rarely get christmas gifts. lol =D And my mom will definitely love to have more things in those cupboards so that she has an excuse to buy a new, bigger cupboard to store all those things!! lol =D Just kidding!!
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
2 Dec 10
It's either your place is too small or u really hve alot of stuffs coming in for this festive period. It's good that u are receiving so many hampers as it shows that u are popular among people around u. With those extras u have, u can actually create a hamper of your own, give it to others as well. It's a win win situation for everybody and it solves all your problems too.
• United States
30 Nov 10
We had the same problem in our kitchen. Being that we live in a mobile home and have limited cupboard space, we bought one of those tall black shelf units that are often used in garages. We use it for holding dishes and sometimes extra food. It has really come in handy and since they are made to be used in a garage, they can hold a ton of stuff and not collapse.
@doormouse (4619)
28 Nov 10
i don't get christmas food until the 23rd,otherwise my kitchen would be like yours,it would drive me insane as i hate having things on top of my cupboards,it winds me up having it all in the kitchen for 2 days let alone the next 4 weeks
@daliaj (5689)
• India
28 Nov 10
I have a lot of cupboards in my kitchen and it is kind of full. I still have place to fill some stuff. All the things in my kitchen are the ones which I use for cooking. I filled my cupboards with cooking utensils and other stuff required for cooking. I don't have any unnecessry things in the kitchen. Also, I don't have any stuff that I do not require. I am not a choclate person and thereby I only have a pack of sinckers and another pack of Kitkat, which belong to my husband.
@Nadinest1 (2040)
• Canada
28 Nov 10
ell, count yourself lucky to have so much food in your cupboards....many do not fare that well....especially in the winter months. Maybe you will need to buy a cheap wooden pantry to put your tins, boxes etc. I had very few cupboards and I bought a pantry and it is surprising what it can hold. Do you have a basement that you could put some food in....maybe on a few shelves? Sometimes, we just need someone else to step in and suggest a way to you...and you will think: OMG! Why didn't I think of that?? LOL Good luck with your kitchen and Merry Christmas!
@Elixiress (3893)
28 Nov 10
My Mam buys a lot of food around Christmas time and she tends to store the things that are in tins in the under-stair cupboard ... you can always find a few tins of Quality Streets in there. I don't know if this is an option for you. Hope you have a good Christmas, by the sounds of the amount of food that you have bought, you will be spending the day with lots of people.
• United States
28 Nov 10
L.O.L. I have the same problem!! I have been trying to organize for months now and I still can not find the way to put anything and I found a lot of bowls without lids and vice versa!! But one day we will get it right I am sure. Have a good day and good luck!!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Nov 10
looks like your cupboards arent bare lolololol