What can you make to store onions and potatoes in a small kitchen?

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Onions and potatoes have to be stored away from each other. If I store onions in a box, they always rot before time. Hanging them in a bag so that air circulates would help. I don't have a pantry so how and with what can they be hung that they are not noticeable? All ideas are welcome.

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  • My kitchen is small too, no pantry, no laundry room, no mudroom, no basement. I have metal baskets that I store them in and I only purchase what I know I will use in about a weeks time, plus I grow a lot of my own onions too. I have sitting on shelves on a bakers rack in the kitchen and part of the decor. Separate basket too for tomatoes, those 3 do not play well together once picked.

    How about purchasing a metal plant basket and use it for potatoes or onions instead?

  • DesertRose DesertRose on May 07, 2018
    A hanging basket with 2 or 3 layers is the best way to store them

  • Cindy Cindy on May 07, 2018
    I agree with the above comments. I have wire baskets that I use for my produce. I use them for vegetables and fruit.

  • Sharon Sharon on May 07, 2018
    I store in a basket in a dark lower cabinet. I keep a few out, and those go in one of those 3-tiered hanging metal baskets alongside one of my cabinets.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 07, 2018
    If I grow my own onions, I tie them in nylon stockings with a knot between each one and have them from the ceiling in the basement in a cool room. When I need one, I just cut the stocking off below the knot and the rest are still hanging. They last a long time for me that way. My potatoes stay in the bag they came in and I set them in a grocery bag and that goes on top of my flip-top garbage can (I have a dog that can get into it otherwise). You do what you have to do!

  • Alison Savill Alison Savill on May 08, 2018
    Do not have potatos in any closed in spaces as they can become toxic after a while and a gas comes off them that can kill you

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 08, 2018
    The nylons work great and still get the air circulation that they need, yet the aren't sitting together so that they rot.