Storing Isn’t Boring
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“Storing Isn’t Boring,” Ensign, June 1975, 43

Storing Isn’t Boring

Storage space is something almost everyone could use more of, especially in finding enough for a food supply. But it’s also something difficult to create. Sandra Bunner of Rancho Cordova, California, has come up with some innovative ideas for storing dry food as part of regular furniture. “Everyone can store food if he wants,” she says.

For example, Sister Bunner created a lamp with a $5 water bottle, a 50-cent thrift store lampshade, a $2 light fixture, and enough dry food to fill the bottle. It contains 60 pounds of layered lentils, brown rice, yellow split peas, green split peas, dehydrated onions, and pearl barley, which can be used as soup mix.

A war surplus three-gallon can will hold 30 pounds of dry food. The painted can with a pillow on top makes an attractive footstool. Cost: 70 cents plus dry food.

“I have many interesting bottles on my mantle filled with dry food,” says Sister Bunner. “They look nice and make interesting conversation pieces.” Sandra Bunner, Rancho Cordova, California