Storing produce

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Registered: 05-22-2001
Storing produce
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Mon, 02-27-2012 - 8:34pm

They are almost done with the flooring in the house we are moving into. I kind of mentioned it once before that the kitchen is smaller. Lots of counter/cabinet space lost, but gaining a small pantry. Right now, I store small bags of baby potatoes, bananas, apples, ect, on the counter. If I do that up there, half of my counter will be gone. There is a nice window shelf, but that is probably out, lol. So..

Is it ok or can you store those things in the pantry (cool, dark) AND keep those things away from the mice. It is an old house after all. Mice are mice. They are in every house. I just need help figuring out how to organize or store these things without taking up the small counterspace

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Registered: 10-01-2002
Tue, 02-28-2012 - 2:51pm

I do store my stuff in a pantry..

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Tue, 02-28-2012 - 2:55pm
Do you have any room for a hanging fruit basket like this~

http://pinterest.com/pin/287667494917775064/

That's what we started using because, like you, we lost space in our new home.

We keep our potatoes in a basket in the cupboard. I think any root vegetables would be okay in a cool, dark place. (Anything people would have kept in a root cellar over the winter.)
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Registered: 05-22-2001
Tue, 02-28-2012 - 3:26pm
Thanks. I figured they would be ok in there, but my fear is the mice.I dont know if there is a good place to hang something like that or not. I hadnt thought about that, so I will keep it in mind, thank you!

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Tue, 02-28-2012 - 3:40pm
Ah, I see. Our food cupboard is just a normal cabinet. There are no holes where the mice could get in (and we do have them, unfortunately) besides the door. They haven't figured out how to open that yet! LOL! If yours have a way to get in, you might want to use a plastic or metal bin of some sort with *very* small air holes in it. The mice can squeeze into teeny-tiny places!
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Registered: 05-22-2001
Tue, 02-28-2012 - 7:02pm
Well I dont know for sure that they can, but since those little buggers are so good at it, I am only assuming that they can , lol.

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Registered: 05-17-2001
Tue, 02-28-2012 - 7:51pm
We're lucky to not have mice here. With 5 cats in the house, they wouldn't dare!!

~Misty~


 


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Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 02-28-2012 - 9:39pm

I'vd had mice over the years, but I store my produce in a bottom cabinet.

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 02-28-2012 - 9:41pm

Those 3-tier baskets were all the rage back in the 70's, and I'd love to have one.

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Registered: 05-17-2001
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 11:49am
I had one of those baskets a while back, but it ended up being a catch all for junk, so I stopped using it. But I wish I had it now, I have a tiny kitchen.

~Misty~


 


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Registered: 02-27-1999
Sat, 03-03-2012 - 3:03pm

Another popular idea in days gone by was the pot rack.

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