Storing Pet Food

I have a variety of pets and needed ideas to keep the food clean and out of the way. For the dogs and cats, I use a big Rubbermaid box with a tight fitting lid. It holds a big bag of food and keeps pests out. If you want to remember what kind of food you bought, you could tape part of the bag inside the lid.

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For my fish, I keep their little food containers in a basket next to the tank. They are attractively stored and near at hand. A side note here, I move the basket out of reach when little hands come by that might want to feed the fish.

I have several birds, and I store their food in a plastic bucket that once held ice cream. I have a small measuring cup that I throw in on top to use as a scoop to feed the birds.

By Cheryl from Arlington, GA

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August 5, 20110 found this helpful

Great ideas! I especially like that one about the ice cream buckets. I haven't had any in a long time, since the kids left, as we don't eat that much ice cream, but those buckets are great for so many things.

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February 7, 20140 found this helpful

I like the idea of the ice cream buckets also, need to pass this on to my mom. She has 2 big dogs & she stores their big bags of food in a medium sized metal trash can with the lid & puts bay leaves in the bottom.

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