How Do I Store Home-Preserved Foods in a Small Apartment?

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Q: I have a small apartment and small kitchen, but am beginning to preserve my own food. I was wondering how others store preserves — like jams, pickles, jellies, etc. — in a small space?

Sent by Melissa

Editor: It’s great that you are doing your own preserving, but I understand your storage dilemma. Remember that preserves don’t need to be stored in the kitchen — a closet or even under your bed can work! Another option is to use your empty canning jars for multiple purposes, like drinking glasses as vases, or for other food storage.

Readers, do you have ideas for storing preserved foods in small spaces?