My short answer is: anywhere I can!
To make the best possible use of my house to free up space for food storage, the first thing I'm doing is a massive decluttering effort. Anything that we don't need or want will be gone! I've never been one to hang on to things longer than needed, but we'll be taking it to the next level: getting the family involved. Over the next week or two, I want to go through all of our stuff and figure out what actually belongs in our home. If it is something we will want later, we might stick it out in the garage, but the house will be reserved for active duty stuff.
Of the things we don't want, some will be sold, some will be given away, and some will be traded. Trading is my favorite way to get rid of stuff, since I can then replace it with things we actually need (or maybe want). Some of my favorite websites are Paperbackswap.com for trading books (not just paperbacks), SwapaDVD.com for swapping DVDs (or BluRays, but I don't have any of those), and my husband just found this great site called Listia, which is a free, bid-based (using points instead of money) site for trading anything you want! We'll probably be making a lot of use of that one as we declutter over the next few weeks! Some of the stuff we give away will be going to St. Vincent de Paul's, since they give clothes for free to people that can't afford their thrift store prices and the one closest to us just had a fire last month so needs to be restocked (we actually found about the fire when we were going to go there to see about getting some clothes that our family needed! So much for that idea!). Other stuff will be given away on Freecycle, since that is where I usually come up with anything we need.
Once we get rid of the stuff we don't need, I should have lots of places to stash things around the house. Some places that someone in a tight living space like ours might stick food storage are:
under beds (in boxes to slide out easily)I don't really know if there is enough room here for a whole year's worth of food, but I'm still going to try. The beautiful thing about a project like this is that it doesn't have to be all done a the time. I can get the supplies I can and make room as I go. If I run out of space, maybe I'll come up with another plan, like stashing some at someone else's house or something, or maybe we'll move by then and be in a place with more storage. I'm not going to let the uncertainties stop me from starting. As long as I get what I can, and we use it in some sort of rotation, it doesn't really matter how or where we store it! I'll burn that bridge when we get to it, I guess.
in bedroom closets
in areas above cabinets
behind books on bookshelves
in unused dresser drawers
in covered crates that serve as end tables, a coffee table, or night stands
on shelving installed in any free wall space
boxes or crates stacked in out of the way places
in pest-proof totes or other containers in the garage (for foods that temperature changes won't hurt)