Here is a 5 gallon pail with 25 lbs of wheat flour. I do seem to go through this quick enough that this is acceptable storage. Each loaf of bread takes 5 cups of flour. I just leave this in the kitchen where it's cool.
This is my cleaning storage. I use borax, baking soda, washing soda and vinegar for the most part. I make my own laundry detergent and use the vinegar in place of fabric softener. I store the powders in cracker jars. I also have a collection of rags. I make my own anti-bacterial wipes. I use small dish towels instead of sponges. We also have switched to bar mops instead of paper towels and dish towels for drying dishes.
Above our microwave I keep glass canning jars. I use these to store opened containers of foodstuffs.
I found that crocks are the best way for me to store root vegetables.