Our kitchen food cupboards and 'under the stairs' store cupboard. The latter is a bit of a misnomer as we don't have any stairs but that is what the space is known as!
Lets start 'under the stairs. I posted an article May 2013, on how we converted this space from a disorganised mess into a usable space.
Here is the full width top shelf where we predominantly store preserves:
Under this shelf, the cupboard is divided up the middle, from top to bottom. Only the right hand side stores food. This picture was taken the day before this month's monthly food shop so a few more things were added:
In fact, we are now spending only 15% - 20% more than we did when on war rations during the 1990's! I'm hoping that now we are using a menu this should drop more, or remain the same, as prices continue to rise. That isn't too bad considering the ever increasing price of food. We also have a 3 drawer indoor freezer and a tall unit outside. We could easily live off and empty these cupboards right down for 2 or 3 months if needed but then, it would cost us an arm and a leg to build them back up again.
I finally realised that the system my lovely mother in law used to operate (in her proper pantry under the stairs!), of use one item, buy another but also have one spare actually works.