Don't worry, the food is still around in a smaller pantry. Didn't need this big one for it.
I wanted the merchandise back in my house for several reasons. (1) So I wouldn't have to make the 10-15 minute drive when I need to mail something (2) I want to re-photograph everything and photograph some things that slipped under the radar and (3) Most importantly, you learn how to brand yourself when you live with and use what you sell.
Living with what I sell helps me write the item descriptions: the best way to store it, who to gift it to, how it feels in your hands or makes you feel hanging on the wall. Storage isn't perfect yet (Poor Yuko thinks it's her feed time any time I open the pantry or cupboard now! As seen above) but I'll streamline it. And it's nice to be able to shut the cabinet doors and not get stressed by the clutter/things to sell.
The Epic book collection is my mod hutch in the living room. (Hutch also for sale! nearly everything I live with is for sale, really.)
And my newer hutch (for sale still, of course!) is the home for my lovely planter collection. Just thought it would be funny to show you how I have to "live" with my wares, can't open a pantry without seeing my work! Those pantries could use some more streamlining but it's impressive to see I went from a whole room full of stuff to a couple of hutches, cabinets, and a closet. :) Progress!
Where do you store your collections or merchandise? I think this is my final incarnation, keeping it in the pantries/hutches/closet keeps me from buying too much!