Great suggestions for storage especially the ones about using tins. I've got to use them up!
We live in the mountains in Spain and there is a lot of humidity and often a few rats. Both tend to destroy just about everything! Then we saw the solution at our neighbor's! We wondered why he had fridges in his bedroom, fridges that are not connected! One day my neighbor asked me to fetch a packet of crackers from the fridge in the bedroom and all was revealed! They use old fridges without the plumbing in the back (which makes them very light weight) for storage of clothes, food, anything really.
We thought that was a great idea and went to the recycling place in our town to fetch a few old fridges. No more rats - no more humidity! And then there was this new paint that looks like wood when it's dry. So the fridges actually look quite "decent" now!
Off to build the tin shelves ......