Establish an Efficient Pantry. Convert the space under the staircase into a small room for storing food, paper goods, and extra cooking equipment. Add a door and wrap the three walls with shallow shelves.
Soaking seeds before planting is an old-time gardener trick. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate. Reasons for soaking seeds & how to soak seeds. By Heather Rhoades