Dehydrated Food Storage Wall

A bare wall to perfect for a Dehydrated Food Storage Wall

Here's a great starting point for our dehydrated food storage wall!

When it's time to create more storage space for your buckets, bins, and boxes, check out my great wall of storage that started with a blank wall (well, I took some artwork down and moved a chair first!)

When you've found suitable space, it's time to get some closet organizers from The Container Store.

If there's truly no room in the house itself, please consider putting your closet organizer out in the garage (preferably an air-conditioned garage if you're that fortunate).

Visit Your Local Hardware Store or Amazon

ClosetMaid Wire Closet Organizer System

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  • Adjustable from 5 ft to 8 ft

Comes with:

  • Shelves, Clothes Rods, Shoe Shelf, and Hardware
  • Durable Steel, White

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My husband went to the local hardware store and purchased two of the cheapest closet organizers that span 5' to 8' width and two extra 48" wire shelves.

Turns out I still need some extra shelf-supporting clips, but they're on their way!

If you don't have such a helpful hubby (or wife!), then by all means, shop online and have it delivered! See the ClosetMaid system(s) at by clicking on the Amazon ad.

It's not very hard to put together these closet systems—get a spirit level and just follow the instructions that are included in the closet shipping boxes. From start to finish, it took about three hours to do the entire job!

The dehydrated Food Storage Wall is halfway through completion showing buckets, bins, and boxes of dehydrated food

Dehydrated Food Storage Wall... Almost Finished!

I do intend to have some drapery on a rod for the dehydrated food storage wall so that the whole shelving unit is hidden behind it.

I may have another row of shelves right on top as there's still enough room left on the four uprights to do that but I'm not sure if I'll be able to access it... but right now I'm worn out, so maybe tomorrow!

I just wanted to share this with you all to give you an idea of what you can do at your home. The buckets contain dehydrated peas, carrots; you name it!

See how to dehydrate ALL our veggies here. And see ALL our fruits here.

What it Cost to Build this Storage Wall

Total cost so far: $100

(NOTE: the price of the closet rack has shot up to around $130 since I got mine, but don't let that put you off if you need to buy the organizer; also my $100 cost didn't include the food and buckets!!!) and I was SURE I had some drapes up in the attic...

Yessss! I found the drapes... I used round curtain rings which I sewed to the tops of the curtains.

Dehydrated Food Wall with curtains to hide the contents on the shelves

Storage Wall Is Finished!

I used some spare drapes!

Well, look at that—I finally finished the dehydrated food storage wall—it only took me around six months to get "a round tuit"!!!

I simply used an old curtain rod and wired it up to the top of the shelving's upright posts (drilled a hole in the tops first for the wire). We all agree it certainly looks much better!

And unless you know better, it looks like there's a giant window behind it... yeah, right! :-)

For information on how to safely store dehydrated food, check out our food storage page.

Ideal Way to Organize Your Emergency Food Supplies

A dehydrated food storage wall is the ideal way to organize your emergency food supplies for quick access and maximum storage.

This innovative system is modeled after a clothing closet, with shelves and rods specifically designed to hold your stockpile of nutritious dehydrated and freeze-dried foods.

A pantry full of food

Is Your Pantry Overflowing?

Is your pantry overflowing with cans, boxes, and bags of shelf-stable ingredients for disaster preparedness?

Are you looking for a better solution to neatly categorize foods by type, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins?

A customized food storage wall installs anywhere you have space to provide increased capacity for long-term storage of foods in Mylar bags, stackable containers, and vacuum-sealed pouches.

The modular shelves and rods of a dehydrated food storage wall make it simple to customize the layout to fit your space. Clear bins allow you to quickly identify contents. Utilizing the vertical space gets your inventory organized and up off the floor.

Whether prepping for short-term emergencies or long-term disasters, a food storage wall makes your pantry more efficient. Get your emergency food supplies neatly organized for instant access with this innovative closet-style storage solution.

Thanks for stopping by to check out how to add storage where you previously thought you couldn't - to make room for your dehydrated food!

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If you wish to learn more, tune in to Susan's free Podcast: "Create Food Storage Space Out of Thin Air" here.

Tune In to Susan's free Podcasts!

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If you wish to learn more, tune in to Susan's free Podcast: "Create Food Storage Space Out of Thin Air" here.