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Before I ask my question, I want to ask: Where can I buy a Playboy magazine... tried Vitamin Shoppe, grocery store, and convenience stores?.

My main question is: 2 of our 5 family members are doing the program. I now have 2 large boxes of food to find a place for, and a pantry already filled with food for the rest of the family. I'm getting ready to list my house, so can't just keep them out in boxes (not to mention, would be like living out of a suitcase). Has anyone come up with a creative storage solution for our 10 weeks of NS? Thanks!..

Comments (53)

Your question was: Where can I buy a Playboy magazine... tried Vitamin Shoppe, grocery store, and convenience stores?.

My husband and I are both on NS so I know what you mean! Our food has taken over the pantry so much so that our kids complain the only thing to eat in this house is NS!.

After receiving my husband's last order, I organized everything and packed all the extra back into the original carton it came in. It now sits labeled on a storage shelf in my garage - which really isn't a garage anymore, but my laundry/storage area and it's heated.

Would this work for you? Good luck selling your house!..

Comment #1

My husband and I have only eaten at our dining room table about 3 times in 2 years. So I organized it all on the table. Not a great solution, but it works for me!..

Comment #2

There is a thread on the site help forum at the bottom that has lots of suggestions on it. I believe that is where it is. If not, I will post back...

Comment #3

If you are getting ready to list, start packing. Pack away anything you haven't used in your kitchen and/or diningroom in the past 6 months. That should free up a cabinet for you. Organized packed boxes in a corner or in a garage are better than NS food all over the kitchen counters..

Another tip I use as a Real Estate Broker: If you get a call that someone is showing the house in 15 or 20 minutes, keep a large laundry basket ready. Throw everything in it and put it in your car until the buyers leave. They aren't buying your car! Good luck!.

Laurie2Lose.

270/225/185..

Comment #4

I bought 2 milk style crates at Target. They're like what college students use..

They do a great job of holding most of the food..

You might even be able to ask a store if you could have 2...

Comment #5

We have a basement. I keep mine down there. It does not hurt me to run up and down there 4 times a day.

Laurie is right. Pack up everything you will not need if you are really planning to move soon. It should make some space...

Comment #6

Right now they're stuffed into three huge drawers under our counter. lmao. I'm going to put them on the new microwave cart and probably get a little standing shelf/cart to put the rest on. I tried to organize them with breakfast/lunch/dinner/dessert, but....

Comment #7

I have a lot of food (bought a bunch of lots on ebay). I bought cardboard filing boxes at the office supply store and have everything organized by meal (the boxes are upstairs in my study). I have all the upcoming expiration dates separated out in their own boxes so I don't waste food. On Sunday I pull out what I want for the week and pile the boxes back up. Not the most efficient system ever but seems to work for me...

Comment #8

Great idea buying on ebay. I just looked and there seems to be quite a lot up for bid...

Comment #9

I bought some of those plastic crates at Costco and keep my food in them separated into breakfast, lunch, etc. with exp. dates showing so I know what to eat first...

Comment #10

My mother and I are both on NS, and she is living with us right now: so I know what you mean..

I have an extra closet, it has a bookcase sorta shelf thing in it, I bought containers and we labeled them.... We get our food out everyday for the day she packs her lunch and I just get mine out.... Still takes up space but it is neat and hidden....and keeps my older kids out of my desserts lol.

We also wash, cut, divide our fruits and veggies in containers.... This helps because lets face it we live in a world where everything is fast paced and we love convenience thats why we love fast food it's simple, I am more tempted to grab a Good Food if it's already to go .... and my kids love it too!!..

Comment #11

If you go through your cupboards you will find a lot of stuff you only use once in a great while. I went to Target and bought one of those very cheap three shelve units (about $15.00 each) and packed them full of all the canned stuff and bags of stuff you use rarely. Then I put all my NS stuff in a regular cupboard for convenience...

Comment #12

My husband works out of town 2 weeks of the month and he is on NS also. He went to Walmart and got a big plastic bin to put what he will need while gone into and then we keep the rest in the box that it came in...

Comment #13

WoW! Thanks for all the suggestions... I feel I can make something work now. Just want to keep it all out of sight. By the way, while looking through "organization" item sites, another idea is a triple laundry sorter (one with a lid). I found a nice looking wicker one. Of course, that would be overkill if only 1 family member is on the diet, but I might use it for ours to separate breakfast, lunch dinner....

With 3 kids, that will come in handy. Love it!..

Comment #14

Hi,.

I am still waiting for my food and live in a small house with not much storage. I plan to put my food under the bed, with those drawers you store under your bed. Ikea have them, but they are kind of expensive. Do you know anywhere else where they sell those, but cheaper? They have to be covered, I have sneaky cats and a sneaky little toddler..

Nath655..

Comment #15

Nath655,.

Measure the height under the bed. You should be able to use some kind of plastic storage box with a "good fitting" lid from Walmart, Cost Cutters, or some less expensive retail chain in your area. I have the gift wrap ones under there now, imagine you could get a lot of NS food in them. Love the comment about the sneaky cats & sneaky little toddler! Good luck..

Laurie2Lose.

270/225/185..

Comment #16

Beth1104,.

Works like a charm. Good luck with selling your home..

Laurie2Lose.

270/225/185..

Comment #17

Hi Laurie,.

Thanks for the suggestion. I also have, by the way, a sneaky husband. I have tried to start losing weight with prepackaged food (smart ones -lean pockets - and slimfast bars) but he eats them all for snacks at night while I am in bed (I am an early bird - go to bed at 9hpm- isn`t that terribe?). I think I will also need a lock on my boxes..

Nath655..

Comment #18

For Monday thru Friday, I eat breakfast and lunch at work. So, as soon as I get my shipment, I box up 20 breakfasts and 20 lunches and store them in a file drawer in my desk. It not only reduces the clutter at home but it is less I need to drag to work each morning and reduces the chances of me "forgetting" my lunch and thereby prevents any last-minute urges to eat out...

Comment #19

I have a small 4 drawer dresser in my home office. After I've had coffee and checked my email, I get out my meals for the day and put them on the kitchen counter. Works well for me....if you are storing it at work, I would suggest just taking what you'll need for the day (lunch and snack) rather than storing it there..

JMHO..

Comment #20

I bought three tall plastic storage cabinets from Walmart that has drawers of various sizes ( 9 drawers each). I labled the drawers as to which meal the food was designed for (ie: bkfst, lunch, snack etc.) Some of the drawers are thin and others are deep. I can sit the boxes up right do the lable shows the product inside and I can easily choose what I want. As for the lunch cups I wrote on the lid what was inside so I can tell what they are.

I keep the storage cabinets out in my garage because they stand waist high but you could place them whereever it is contivent. The cabinet itself is on rollers so they move easily on a tiled surface. Hope this might help...

Comment #21

I also bought a storage container at Wal Mart. It has 3 BIG drawers and is on rollers. I can roll it under my kitchen table if needed or cover it with a small tablecloth for an extra little place to sit a plant, coffee pot, etc. Good luck! Holly.

P.S. Measure before you go shopping if you do this! I had to go back twice!..

Comment #22

All those folks who gave up on the system or forgot to cancel their auto delivery end up on ebay! I've had very good luck overall with my ebay purchases and with the exception of a few small a la carte orders that's where all my food has come from...

Comment #23

I use the little plasty drawers bins you can buy at walmart for like 10$. They are the three big drawers and it holds everything nice and neat. I put a little table cloth over it and it's beside my bed as a night stand. I have to keep my food locked up so it makes it nice and neat for me. Connie..

Comment #24

I have a spare bedroom with an empty dresser that I keep our NS breakfasts and dinners in. We have storage shelves (Home Depot or Lowe's) that we keep in the basement that's perfect for storing our bulk items. I have one shelf devoted to NS lunches. The snacks are in a box which I keep in a closet. DH and I have already discussed buying another shelf unit just for our NS foods...

Comment #25

Sounds good, NBusc, but be wary of mice, esp. in the basement!.

I had a mouse in my spare bedroom in the back of the house last spring!!.

I have an older home and it got in through cracks in the foundation I suppose. It was eating some dog treats I had stored in there. Ugh!..

Comment #26

Since you're listing your house, don't have pantry space, and need someway to keep these things tidy, how about under-the-bed boxes? It'd be a bit of a nuisance pulling them in and out, but it would get them out of sight and each person could have his or her own. Of course, if you're like a lot of us, your under-the-bed area is already filled with extra blankets, pillows, and Christmas wrapping paper. If not, then this might work for you...

Comment #27

My husband and I are both on NS so I know what you mean! Our food has taken over the pantry so much so that our kids complain the only thing to eat in this house is NS!.

After receiving my husband's last order, I organized everything and packed all the extra back into the original carton it came in. It now sits labeled on a storage shelf in my garage - which really isn't a garage anymore, but my laundry/storage area and it's heated.

Would this work for you? Good luck selling your house!..

Comment #28


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