Canned goods take up a lot of space in the pantry; in fact, often twice as much as they need to. The usual practice of lining them up on a shelf takes up valuable horizontal space and makes the back rows almost impossible to see. Who wants to pull out 10 cans of corn just to reach a single can of yams?
Using one or two creative (and do-it-yourself) canned good organizers saves space and helps you stock your food more efficiently. Quite simply, you can now see what you have!
Here are some ways to get started:
Double your space and make each can visible by adding slanted closet wire shelves to your pantry. You can buy them at most home improvement stores and online. They work great and probably one of the best methods for storing canned items.
A magazine rack turned on its side is the perfect size to store canned goods. You’ll have to create a “stopper” to keep cans from falling out, but it should be fairly simple depending on the style of magazine rack you use. Straightened bobby pins are used as a stopper in the rack pictured.
Repurpose a soda box by decorating it and using it as canned food storage. We are all for repurposing. These stack well on shelves making them a great choice and the container is something you normally toss.
This isn’t for the novice but if you’re up to the challenge consider creating your own Lazy Susan to display and store canned goods in your pantry. If you like the idea but can’t quite muster the courage to make it yourself, consult a professional pantry designer.
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