prilosec 20 mg over the counter cilas dhy 307 comprar prograf online buy innopran xl hong kong what is actos 30 mg used for nexium 40 mg ingredients can you buy prilosec in canada pharmacies canadian buy alphagan p buy abana online usa clyde 1 live tickets buy venlor in ireland colospa 40 mg pharmacy ordering aciclovir on line levitra from uk diabetic e d, viagra ineffective phenergan sleep aid children asacol pharmacy card should i use generic synthroid buy retino-a cream 0,025 boots canadian desyrel tablet pamelor daily use reviews azithromycin 250mg tab prometrium dosage to induce period what is citalopram hbr 20 mg safe fluoxetine buy order free shipping digoxin without letrozole tablets nolvadex tamoxifen citrate liquid can you buy generic cialis usa retino-a cream 0,025 in croatia buy doxycycline 50 feldene p gel discontinued deltasone weight gain can order liv 52 canada where can i get lipitor from ranitidine generic line styplon express canada o"zel mavi umut dershanesi finasteride 1mg vs 5mg hair loss valsartan 80 mg price best place to buy dramamine order clomid online with no prescription diclofenac misoprostol wiki buy brand metformin buy genuine zovirax uk zyvox for sale modalert what is ic doxycycline hyclate 100mg cap maximum pariet dose cozaar medicine children diltiazem pills sweat max celebrex dose cialis soft tabs 20mg pills buy generic levitra no prescription canadian where can i purchase innopran xl carafate india property to buy liverpool elimite no prrescription cheap generic acticin zyvox 600 mg linezolid contains order malegra dxt online uk purchasing oxytrol online uk cytotec pharmacy prices list what does a lipitor tablet look like nitroglycerin synthesis sciencemadness pletal where to purchase comprar bentyl online car insurance check aciclovir tablets 200mg buy now avapro comprar where do i buy cialis professional orlistat medicine children hyzaar cost can you order casodex buy levothyroxine no prescription what drug category is viagra sublingual what is the dosage of tetracycline for acne can you buy oxytrol can amoxicillin treat chlamydia what drug category is anafranil clomid pharmacy online azithromycin price canada what is sildenafil citrate used for tinidazole where can i buy baby aspirin boots get viramune las vegas generic cytotec for abortion buy diabecon mexican pharmacies torsemide usage cheap genuine cabgolin online uk pharmacy cialis is unisom sold over the counter indian viagra medicine names buy celexa bulk northwest pharmacy canada online cipro ships from india will acai berry make me gain weight mail order generic viagra plus prednisone lowest cost drug cabgolin discount no prescription what is levitra 20mg genuine nitrofurantoin best price styplon order online terramycin salep cheap phexin uk buy propranolol no prescription fluoxetine 20 mg cap nor natural fertility drugs over the counter suhagra 50 mg reviews cefadroxil rx zyban generico online aravaipa canyon land for sale order medication online kaiser boots pharmacy summer placement 2012 maxaman in the uk buy himcocid online reviews what is toprol used for bactrim pills drugstore buy tadacip singapore where to buy allegra shoes different long time side effects nizoral tamoxifen pharmacies uk can buy lamictal online doxycycline & retin a micro 0.04 gel buy pharmacy abana overseas what symptoms does cymbalta treat suppliers of femcare in us what drug category is kamagra soft why has lynoral been discontinued trazodone delivery london online sale of erythromycin how much is cialis super active tablets over the counter sustiva hytrin 40 mg dose buy feldene singapore amantadina clorfenamina paracetamol dosis meclizine (antivert) 25 mg tablet where can i get sustiva discount haldol can you buy chloramphenicol over the counter buy lotensin mg fluoxetine medication cats buying precose buy nolvadex with e check canadian skelaxin tablet where is the celebrex hiking commercial filmed kamagra in canada order generic cardizem cheap pharmacy lipothin brand positioning indian generics online arimidex torsemide woldwide shipping how to get nizagara drug order generic caverta coreg cr 20 mg capsule buy genuine rumalaya uk how much does it cost to live in thailand what are the most common side effects of depakote promethazine theoclate msds what does taking zoloft feel like phenergan dosage for 3 year old buy cheap cytotec in usa mail-order voveran can you buy permethrin cream over counter uk australian lithium stocks canadian pharmacy depakote side effects of norvasc amlodipine what does cozaar look like effexor xr express canada kamagra gold drugs online purchases doxycycline for dogs side effects generic diclofenac gel uk paypal flonase drug oversea criteria free viagra nhs buyers of prevacid canada estrogen imbalance online test ip: best generic methotrexate sites chloramphenicol lawsuit buy dramamine quick side effects of evista in women where to buy acai berry in india how to use benzaclin gel overnight pharmacies shuddha guggulu legal in england pulmicort usa cvs prices what is propranolol made of mircette overnight avapro 75 mg tablets flexeril 10mg tablets aceon uk buy cheap gasex beat way to order skelaxin proventil dosage kids buy buspar online from india nizoral 100ml apteka atacand wanted online review desyrel where to purchase order pantoprazole no prescription bactrim usage how to take zestoretic mg cheap prescriptions from india female cialis pharmacy brahmi buy on line cymbalta anxiety dosage citalopram tablets 40mg bactroban buy uk where to purchase hyaluronic acid order proscar finasteride online pharmacy no prescription needed kamagra gold entocort ec rxlist youtube viagra commercial emsam cheap uk cialis soft fast india kamagra spain cytoxan perth australia sporanox online pharmacy no prescription donde puedo comprar altace zithromax tablets for purchase lozol online canada where to buy trimox with echeck how much topamax do you have to take to lose weight pletal online usa exelon company comed buy trazodone new zealand online the canadian healthcare system mexitil 200mg price ordering low dose plendil order precose overnight cheap glycomet 40 mg acai beere online shop buy propecia online reviews side effects of phenamax buyers of lotensin canada what does purim mean to a jew generic avodart available united states buy imuran paypal cialis without a prescription from us do i need a prescription for benadryl amantadine maximum dosage can buy colchicine over counter can you buy kamagra youtube viagra good morning canine robaxin dose wellbutrin overseas buy omnicef boots pharmacy body choice high fiber hoodia costco buy sumycin paypal side effects of long term ventolin use where can i get some fucidin minocin prices usa buy viagra jelly mexican pharmacies serevent drug class generico para lipitor order northern alligator lizard american fluoxetine brand amoxil in croatia number one drugstore online safe antibiotics in pregnancy generic terramycin switzerland revista avon online argentina promethazine pills or syrup what is urispas drugs donde puedo comprar finasteride en mexico finax popz salesforce discount canadian pharmacy zestril viagra super active uk no prescription generic keppra switzerland premarin without a perscription baclofen 20 mg what is haldol used for lioresal generic wikipedia drugs tetracycline side effects horses pulmicort inhaler dosage for children manly tablets buy tofranil 40 use prednisolone coupon online zyloprim not generic buying finast using paypal online pharmacy discount prescription drugs what is the best online canadian pharmacy roxithromycin rx list unisom tablets from buy endep side effects weight gain buy malegra dxt online usa quiero comprar ampicillin canada prescriptions prices can you get a blood clot while on plavix canesten clotrimazole hydrocortisone how to take rosuvastatin mg rui liquid clomid review acai juice prices cheap tadalis sx uk research grade ventolin when to take viagra for women lansoprazole tablets buy how much does cialis 20 mg cost vasotec in the uk now over the counter natural viagra substitutes cheapest buy levothyroxine 125 mcg cheap generic what is the generic name for lamictal cordarone 50mg tablets the alli diet reviews apcalis sx visa ceftin 250 mg tablets what is zyprexa olanzapine used for generic form ortho tri cyclen lo ranitidine discount coupons serophene missed dose pilex prices at costco how to by citalopram online skelaxin online overnight shipping zithromax medicine children metformin without diabetes what is novo-olanzapine used for forum buy seroflo online visa eulexin no rx finpecia online pharmacies with out prescription wellbutrin sr drugs online purchases elocon online purchase prednisolone tablets how to take them cvs caremark value generic drug list doxazosin from india what does ventolin dilantin roche precio argentina purchase celexa order exelon online canada proventil hfa coupon 2010 atacand online order online pharmacy cheap voltaren ventolin discount coupon can you buy gasex online legal buy hydrochlorothiazide online canada what is lexapro side effects how much does generic femara cost finpecia on line for sale no script antabuse barato buy kytril online with mastercard piroxicam capsules usp lipitor 20 mg 90 film tablet cheap ralista legal highs/drugs in usa side effects of phenergan pills grifulvin v usa cvs prices ocu-glo rx buy colchicine over counter canadian alliance for development initiatives and projects zambia i pill prazosin website drug lipitor recall side effects american express canada costco rebate card pulmicort not generic arimidex maximum dosage canadian pharmacy non prescription bactroban non perscription countries order allegra lowest price voltaren online overnight cialis professional sale generic 5mg the online drugstore fml forte viagra jelly suppositories buy what does differin do to the skin flagyl dosage diverticulitis phentermine hcl 37.5 mg canada prevacid on line for sale no script haldol decanoate generic over counter erythromycin norco sight 2012 vytorin price order glucotrol xl online uk can buy keftab online tretinoin 0,025 suppositories buy buy ventolin online paypal canadian alliance for development initiatives and projects china abroad glucophage comprar indian delivery alesse xanax effects last shuddha guggulu uk buy what drug category is revatio order zithromax rx cephalexin for sale philippines purchase atorlip 10 cheap toprol xl for anxiety treatment avodart mg mexico no rx wellbutrin online cost of lidocaine patches cipla finpecia price what does acai do for your body where is the ghost of crickley hall filmed tonalin cla vitamin shoppe review strattera online cheap generic levitra plus usa how to use actonel what is ginseng tea ciplox tablets purchase on line birth control pills vs. accutane normal levitra dose buy finasteride us levothyroxine empty stomach seroquel generic release date about cipla company viagra patent expiration drug generic flovent my revia coupons what class of drugs is skelaxin zoloft 50mg tablets side effects erythromycin prescription only mail order generic furosemide purchase diclofenac the online drugstore zantac what does exelon corp do reglan western australia ryobi 18 volt lithium drill reviews stopping depo provera nhs purchase generic protonix cheapest trial erection packs online viagra does the alli pill really work where dog amaryllis plants grow buy doxycycline in india unisom lawsuit canada buy trandate online amazon aricept online usa no prescription next day shipping for viagra with no prescription bbc 1 scotland brand levitra sale generic prescription ciprofloxacin milk side effects permethrin, "canadian pharmacy" buy coreg no prescription fast delivery exelon buying constellation how to import messages from live mail to outlook 2010 buy differin online from usa 100 mg wellbutrin sr prednisone ulcerative colitis reviews can you get yasmin at planned parenthood levitra in usa make healthy mango chicken vasotec tablets buy generic name for zyloprim non prescription cholestoplex pharmacy buy v-gel online from usa ethionamide online usa no prescription viagra fast shipping overnight tamoxifen australia mail-order provera through abilify online cheap prices victoza venta mexico yasmin tablets reviews doctor;s best l-tryptophan reviews sertraline 100mg reviews what is advair diskus side effects viagra professional buy online india how long does it take for motrin 800 to kick in what does diovan cost how to get hard fast without pills buy alesse birth control no prescription ethinyl suppliers of cleocin gel in us ordering hydrochlorothiazide online overnight shipping cephalexin uk cheap delivery buy online chloroquine side effects eye generic erexor no prescription keppra xr discount card generic ethionamide us buy strattera online reviews shipping lithium batteries overseas fedex birth control ortho tri cyclen pills generic yasmin usa buy actonel 40 buy cytotec online in london hyzaar from protonix cost over the counter canada generic viagra cialis soft dosage buy brand mentax buying femcare in manchester pyridium non prescription can you only get hydrochlorothiazide on prescription rocaltrol cheap price what bacteria does chloramphenicol kill what is the medicine bystolic for pradaxa versus coumadin cost seroquel generic reviews pharmacy has best price gasex topamax canada masters in pharmacy in canada universities citrato de sildenafila 50 mg bula lozol results forum seroquel reviews anxiety albendazole order by phone lariam buy canada genuine citalopram best price cheapest diovan to buy where to get saw palmetto berries rumalaya liniment lawsuit canada how to import finax unisom dose during pregnancy erectivin vi non prescription tadalafil pravachol cheap price buy dapoxetine mg online neurontin how long to take effect canadian pharmacy no prescription citalopram legal to buy isoniazid generic biaxin switzerland lamisil without prescriptions best place to buy viagra uk cual precio cytotec ecuador rumalaya liniment reviews for men neurontin side effects in children ovex mebendazole can you buy zyloprim in ireland where can i get prevacid para q se usa celebrex 100mg viagra side effects fucidin h cream 30g uses aceon shipping overseas cymbalta order in the us buy flomax online us no prescription iv dilantin side effects ventolin accuhaler 200 micrograms 1 on 1 soccer unblocked
Know how

Article categories

Grow your own

Whatever the scale of your ambitions or plot you'll find something useful here.

Make your own

Reduce your footprint by making your own, from knitting to soap-making to adorning your home.

Livestock and pets

Find out about rearing livestock from the farm to the garden, and doing the best for your pets.

Energy efficiency and construction

Discover how to adapt, change and even build your own home to enable you to tread more lightly upon the planet.

Cooking, preserving and home brewing

From the home brewery to ambitions of chefly grandeur. Find out how to do it all here and really taste the difference.

Wild food

Subsidise the larder in a sustainable way. From fishing, to shooting, to foraging safely, find it among these articles.

Conservation and the environment

Conserve our world for future generations. See how you can help in these pages.


From shopping with a conscience to building your own enterprise. Find advice and encouragement among these pages.

Everything else

Sometimes the diversity of downsizing can throw up an unusual topic.


Past editorial items from the downsizer front page.

You are here: Home arrow Articles arrow Make your own arrow Creating a Store-room


Creating a Store-room

Written by Mrs Fiddlesticks

So you've grown all this stuff and have made all the goodies but you need somewhere to put it all. You need a storeroom.

Introduction to building a store room

So you've grown all this stuff and have made all the goodies but you need somewhere to put it all. You need a storeroom. We've recently completed ours and thought we'd share the results. We're not lucky enough to live in an old house with built-in larder, the perfect cool storage space so we had to think differently to preserve our harvest. I'm sure you have somewhere that will do!

Find a Cool but Frost Free place for your store room

The most important thing is that it needs to be cool but frost free, so the shed at the bottom of the garden won't do, neither will the kitchen as it gets too warm and steamy in there. Traditionally it would have been sited on the north side of the house, but don't let that put you off, getting a cool spot in your house is still possible.

What about under the stairs (where the larder would probably have been sited anyway)? So clear out the vacuum, bin the old soggy shoes and get going!! 

The spare bedroom that Aunty Annie only snores in once a year at Christmas would be cool if you left the heating off. Replacing the wardrobe with an open shelf unit ( a curtain to hide the homebrew when she does arrive if you're worried) would be good and a fine place to store things.

Or as we did, what about the garage? Ours faces east so we thought that was an ideal location for a store-room. Our garage is like most - a mess of boxes from moving, garden furniture and unlikely to ever have room for a car in it. Isn't yours like that too? I needed space for harvested crops, plus space for chutneys, brews, preserving equipment that wouldn't fit in the kitchen and other paraphernalia. So we sorted the boxes, dumped the old toys and cleared out!

Racks for your store room

Once the space was cleared I then had to decide on how we were going to store all the goodies. Cost is obviously a factor, I'd seen wonderful wooden racks dedicated to apples for example but at a shocking price (you may be able to make something of course). It needs to be easy to keep clean and for the fruit and veg at least, air-circulation is important to prevent rot. You could make shelf units and fix to the wall, but we wanted flexibility, move-ability and the ability to store a variety of things, I bulk buy household stuff and pet food so wanted separate shelves for that too. 

We went for plastic shelf units, after much thought. They were economical, lightweight, easy to assemble and keep wiped down yet could store a surprising amount of stuff. My theory being to get as many things off the floor as possible to make the store a pleasant room to move round in. While the shelf units are great for bottles, preserving pans and spare jam jars, they're not suitable for storage of fruit and veg. Air needs to circulate around each item to prevent rot and avoid disease spreading that could ruin all your hard work. So I chose a wire basket type drawer system, widely available, but normally used in the bottom of wardrobes.  We've one unit at the moment, but its extendable, with a variety of drawer depths and units can be joined together or stacked on top.


Storing Vegetables

Other things like potatoes and onions need more specific storage not only because with an allotment the quantities involved means shelf space needed would be vast, but also because potatoes in particular need careful storage. For our potatoes we used the clean paper sacks that our chicken pellets come in. You may have a source of dry paper sacks or some seed companies sell sacks for the purpose.  Potatoes need dry and dark storage. We spread our crop out on a flat dry surface for a few hours to make sure they were dry and free of mud before packing.

Onions can be stored in nets (we used the net bags our kindling wood came in) but again should be dry first so we left them in the empty mini greenhouse for a few weeks to make sure the skins were quite dry and papery.


Garlic stores beautifully in old tights or stockings ( and our mini harvest of shallots is stored in the same way) unless of course you are a dab hand at the onion string thing.

Our store also includes space for a large chest freezer which holds the rest of the produce and other things we buy. 

It goes without saying that you should only store perfect, blemish free produce, anything that isn't should be used up first or processed instead to avoid potential rot and disease spreading through your harvests. In all cases it's wise to periodically check things in store, remove any that have deteriorated and remember to eat things! - nothing lasts forever.

Concluding thoughts

The garage has now been re-named The Store and is a vital part of our lifestyle. (still haven't found a good home for the garden furniture though!)

Discuss this article