Right now my feed bags are on the floor just inside the front door, which is not really the look I was going for, lol. I saw these on Craigslist and picked up two for $20 each. They are very durable, thick plastic barrels that originally held 200 lbs. of sodium carbonate (aka washing soda or soda ash) so nothing horrible was in there originally. I washed them out and once they are completely dry, I'm going to store my feed in one and pine shavings in another, and put them *outside*, what a concept! Once you put the lid on, the ring goes around the edge and the lever clamps the whole thing down reallllly tight so I don't think any critters can get in there. I had thought about the metal-trash-can-plus-bungee-cord idea but then I saw these instead.