You may remember the post I wrote several weeks ago about Storing Pet Food in Small Places. Living in roughly 360 square feet of living space presents many challenges for storing essential items like food products and I was thrilled to let you all in on my little secret.
The SoftStore30 bags not only solved my problem of storing bulk quantities of dog food in storage compartments that are less than generously sized and oddly shaped, but they also solved my concern for keeping the food airtight, watertight and bugtight. All equally important issues for living in a tiny floating home in the Caribbean.
“I’ve stumbled upon an even better way to save space…”
Well, now I’ve got something even more exciting to share with you! I still use these awesome containers, but I’ve stumbled upon an even better way to save space. I’ve changed what I put inside them!
Dog food is dog food, right? Wrong. I’ve always had dogs around me growing up and for the most part, they all ate kibble, dry food that comes in a bag. Some pet owners feed canned wet food but that just isn’t realistic for large breed dogs that eat a lot. Some pet owners feed raw diets, or home-cooked meals for their furry loved ones. Who has time for that?
A few months back I began researching safe and healthy pet foods after a series of unfortunate events. The cruising lifestyle combined with being down in the islands makes quality pet food hard to find and even harder to afford. My research convinced me to switch to a better pet food immediately. The Honest Kitchen was unequivocally the brand I chose. They provide all natural human grade dog food and cat food products using dehydrated whole foods.
The best part? It’s DEHYDRATED! A 10-lb box of The Honest Kitchen food is equivalent to a 40-lb bag of kibble when rehydrated with water. The space savings are HUGE!
Here’s what it used to look like when I needed to buy dog food for my two large dogs:
- Drive to the pet food store, search for the biggest bag of kibble I could find
- Wrestle it off the bottom shelf (ground)
- Strain my back while attempting to hoist it up into the cart, onto my shoulder or on top of my head
- Awkwardly place it on the belt at the cashier
- Ask for help out to my car, or struggle to get it into my car by myself
- Get it out of the car and into my home
- Find a place to store it
- Who wants to carry more than one of these at a time? So, I drive back to the store and do it over again when I run out.
With The Honest Kitchen, I order it online and have it delivered via USPS. It comes in a cute little box made from recycled material that is about a foot tall, and it as handle cutouts on the side. The biggest one is only 10lbs! (I actually buy in bulk so first I open the bigger box and then take the little boxes out).
So what is it exactly? If you have a pet, it’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time to read my original article about how it works, and why it’s SO IMPORTANT to choose a healthy and safe pet food. There’s a ton of equally shocking and interesting info in the links I provide in that article.
You can even get a FREE sample with FREE shipping! It’s a no-strings-attached, no credit card needed, risk-free opportunity. Just follow the instructions in my article here: http://wp.me/p41bpr-1hy