HAY STORAGE CRITERIA
- Material allows for air to circulate
- Doesn't trap moisture - which can lead to mold
- Easily moved from room to room as needed
Our previous arrangement was to leave hay in the large cardboard boxes it was shipped in. This was the easiest solution, but certainly not the most ideal - it was messy, inconvenient, and left nearby furnishings covered in a layer of dust.
Our local Bed Bath & Beyond had several attractive options (tip: bring a 20% off coupon). We purchased this cotton lined laundry hamper, which measured 22 1/4"H x 11 1/2"D x 17 1/2"W. It meet all the criteria for proper hay storage and the removable cloth interior can be washed. Although it can't hold huge quantities, it does fit about 8 pounds of loosely packed hay. The rest is being stored out of sight until the bin needs to be refilled.
The floors still aren't spotless but the amount of hay that finds its way out is more manageable. Hooray for a functional and aesthetically pleasing hay storage solution!
So, piggy slaves - what's the oddest place you've found a strand of hay?