I Hate Running Out Of Supplies
If you know me, I have a big stock of food. Partly because I like to be prepared, and partly because I HATE running out of things. The other day I had to restock on sugar and bought a 50# of it. The question then was “what size of container do I need for 50# of sugar?”
I have some 33-quart containers in my pantry that almost hold a 50# bag, but that wasn’t quite enough for the new bag and the last of what I have. After some research, I came up with this chart that I found on SimplyPrepared.com.
The Answer to Storing 50# Of Sugar
From my experience and from consulting online resources, you need at least a 7 gallon container per 50# bag of sugar. It should be air tight to prevent your sugar from clumping up and be easy to transport. Here is my suggestion for storing 50# of sugar in your pantry.
My preferred containers for bulk things are the storage bins from IRIS. They come in 11, 33, 47 and 69-quart sizes and all but the 11 quart have wheels. I wouldn’t bet on the seals being watertight, but I have yet to have any bugs in anything I’ve kept in them.
As a side note, while this document didn’t have the conversion for what size of sugar I need for 50# of sugar, it had a whole bunch of other useful data.