We used to keep our harvested onions in a drawer out on the side porch. The only problems with that were--no quick access and limited monitoring for sick or mouldy onions. Well now, this is the simple way that we store our onions for use later...and, you don't have to have any special macramÃ©Ã© skills either. This method works for garlic as well. --The whole process actually begins with harvesting your onions and letting them dry and 'cure' on a ventilated rack of some kind. About two weeks or so, depending upon the weather. Having ventilation on all sides is essential, and if lying flat they may have to be turned a couple of times. --Next you hang-up a piece of twine on a nail, knot the end to prevent ravelling and tie the first onion to the bottom of it securely (a square or granny knot, e.g.). --Then you hold the onion's foliage against the twine with your forefinger and wind the foliage around the string 4-6 times... --Then you pull it downwards with your thumb and forefinger so that it fits snugly against the onion underneath it. You want to keep it snug so that the foliage does not become loose and unwind, causing the onion to fall off or be loose and floppy. You will notice that as you make this there will be a sort of "open" place in the string, just fit the onion that you are working on into this little space. --When all the onions have been strung then you can cut off the extra bits of the dead foliage. It's neater and one less place that mould could form. Having said this, some folks do like to leave the loose ends of the foliage, it's just that I find it a bit messy. You can then hang this onion/garlic string in your kitchen for use or whatever dry place you prefer to keep them in. When you want to use an onion, just clip it free with the kitchen scissors. Another thing that we do (that isn't necessary at all) is to make two strings: a string with the larger onions for main cooking and a string with smaller onions for when you don't need a whole big one. Once you have the hang of this, you'll find that it's really quick and easy to do. Storing them this way will save you space and look nice as well.