Couponing In a Small Space, Part 2

A couple of readers sent in their ingenious ideas for storage!  At least, I think they are ingenious!!

Check out this idea from Kristina M, who has only been couponing for 3 weeks!!  She uses the wire shelving in her linen closet to hang her toothbrushes!!

And from Nora B… Check out how she keeps her chips from getting crushed!!!  She used a piece of chain (like a chain leash from Walmart) and hung it from the ceiling.  Then they used curtain hooks with clips on the end to attach the chips.  Hook the clip to the chain and clip the chips to the hook.  Now the items are out of the way, easy to find and save additional shelf space for other items.



Deanna G. suggests laying pasta, boxed chips, etc, on their side, because more fit that way.  And you can stack your cans 3 high in the back, 2 high in the middle and 1 high in the front to be able to keep lots of different canned items in your cupboard.  Just keep the labels facing forwards so they are easy to find.

Keep those tips coming on how you organize your “stash”.  I LOVE to see and share pictures!!  Email them to me at becky fab frugal at hotmail dot com.

See part one of this series HERE!


  • Monica

    Love the chip storage idea!

  • Debra

    The chip idea is fabulous!!! I have to think about it, though, because in my house it’s “out of sight, out of mind” for my kids. They ask me ALL the time to have some of those YUMMY chips! 🙂

    • Amanda

      would it work in your bedroom? We have a rule in our house – NO kids in mom and dad’s bedroom ever, unless someone is dying. LOL. We live in a small apartment, so I needed one place of refuge and peace. It’s where I hide stuff I don’t want the kids to get into, like chips, candy, cookies, presents, scissors, coupons, etc. 🙂

  • Stephanie

    We live in an apartment and have turned our linen and coat closet into stockpile closets 🙂 under the sink in our second bathroom, we have all of our personal items stockpiled.

  • heather

    I don’t have alot of space in the house but i do have a garage, get the idustrial pvc shelving from home depot…i paid 16.99 on black friday they are around 20.00 now they are 5 feet tall fit right along the wall, these would work in a closet or office too, but they will hold an enormous amount of weight i have one that is full of propel gatorade water and cases of coke and it doesnt even bend!!

  • mel

    Love this Becky! 🙂

    My hubby works at a school and brings me home paper boxes that I use for my stock of personal care items. They stack well and are easy to label. Like you, once the boxes are full I know I can’t buy more!

  • Candace

    I showed my husband the chip idea and he said “can I make you something” I was skeptical, then he suggested clothes pins which we already had. YAY!!! New chip storage for me. Thanks for the great idea. AWESOME!

  • Mary S

    I, too, love the chip idea – what a neat way to store bags of chips so they won’t get smashed! I usually buy the big bags and make our own single-serving bags (using snack size zip loc bags), but it’s hard to store them, so this would work great! Now I just need to buy a chain and find a place to hang it…….. thanks for the great idea!

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