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Family Of 12 Shows Off Their Epic Food Storage System

Lex Gabrielle

Having a big family is a dream for some parents. Some people love the idea of having several children, whether they are biological, adopted, or fostered. But, having a big family means that you have a lot of things to prep for. Food and meals are definitely something that big families have to consider well in advance.

Being a parent isn't easy for a LOT of reasons.

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Whether it's about your own emotional needs not being met, financial struggles, or literally just your children getting on your nerves, there are always issues around the corner.

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One of those issues can be finding enough space to store all your food!

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The bigger your family, the more difficult it might be.

Personally, I hate organizing anything but I know it has to be done.

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While we can't all be Monica Geller, there are still some people who are storage kings and queens!

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They know how to make their space work no matter how big their family is.

Personally, I definitely think I can learn something from the mom I'm about to tell you about.

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Mom Alicia Dougherty has 10 children, so you can imagine her food system is on point.

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On her TikTok channel, Dougherty decided to share a tour of her "large family food storage" at her house. And, it's definitely impressive.

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In their kitchen, she has an XL fridge with a pull-out freezer.

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In this fridge, they store their milk, eggs, condiments, yogurts, and cheeses. They also have some basics in the freezer, too.

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However, this isn't the only fridge they have.

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In their garage, the family also has two supplement fridges and a huge freezer storage. This is for "overflow," she says.

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They also buy a lot of things in bulk.

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As you can imagine, it's easier to buy things in bulk to feed a large family than it is to buy items individually. As such, they need a ton of storage space.

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Dougherty also has pantry storage.

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On the door, she showcased the snacks that she has from gummies to desserts, and the over-the-door storage system they use.

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Inside the pantry, they have any cereal lover's dream.

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Dozens of cereal boxes line the shelves, with huge storage bins filled with chips and other snacks. You can only imagine how much it takes to feed 10 kids!

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She also has a "bread shelf."

Easily accessible to make sandwiches or toast, she keeps the bread near the fruits on a "bread shelf."

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People on TikTok loved this family's storage.

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Some liked that Dougherty had "alarms" and locks on the fridges, as Dougherty says some of her kids are younger and she doesn't want them sneaking into the fridge.

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Others were blown away.

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Some said that they thought it was hard with a family of 4, but can't imagine how expensive it must be to feed a family of 12.

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Now, we want to hear from you!

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How do you manage the storage system for your own house and family?

Let us know down below in the comment section. We would love to hear from you!

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