Pantry Organization

O.k. so I just had to share.  The first of this year I set a very lofty goal – to organize some part of my house every day until I had worked my way through the whole house – I started the year off great by organizing my office desk and that’s where it stopped!  So much for New Year’s resolutions.  Well, I’ve revised the goal to organize one part of my house each month.  So this month it was my pantry in the garage.

Basket mess

I have a very small pantry in my kitchen so I store alot of my canned  goods in the garage.  Now you may look at the photo and think – it looks pretty good to me.  Well it looked good with it’s rows of matching white baskets but it was not very functional or effective.  I never really knew how many cans I had or of what and it was impossible to make sure I rotated the cans.  In fact when I was cleaning it out I found 6 cans of mandarin oranges from 2001 that were BULGING and a found two huge containers of sesame seeds, probably a lifetime supply! Yikes!

So during a trip to Costco this week I discovered the Cansolidator!  It is an amazing little device that not only keeps your cans organized but it rotates them automatically for you.  It is so cool!  No more bulging cans for me. I bought four of them and now not only does my pantry shelf look good – it’s functional too!  I kept a few of the baskets to hold oversized cans and other bottles that don’t fit into the Cansolidator.  Isn’t it pretty!

Pantry - After


  1. 1
    Laura says:

    How beautiful is that! I’ve been hearing a lot about this new contraption for your cans. Wonderful!

  2. 2
    Cariann says:

    I saw those adn thought they looked cool, now that I see them in action , might just have to add those to the next Costco trip.. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 3
    Tamie says:

    OOOh, that’s pretty! I am inspired!! :) Thanks!

  4. 4
    Becca says:

    Oooh! Yours look fantastic!

  5. 5
    mom2triplets04 says:

    Wow this looks amazing. I will have to check them out for my pantry too. Thanks for sharing.

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    Lori says:

    I think I have “organizing envy” – my pantry really needs those things!!! I am going to have to look around here, not sure where, but I WILL find them!!! LOL!!!

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    jan says:

    Just passing by, loved your site.

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    beads says:

    I’ve been thinking about getting these for some time. How many 16ish oz cans does a row hold? I’m guessing 5, but hoping for 6 or 7! LOL

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    Leigh Anne says:

    beads »
    I have 7 rows on mine!

  10. 10
    beads says:

    Thx for the quick response! So I could have something like 9 rows across with 7 cans each. Woo Hoo! This is gonna cost me some $$!

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    Leigh Anne says:

    beads »

    Actually it’s 7 rows of cans across with 9-10 cans in each row.

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    Storing more says:

    Wow, that is really organized. Good for you! The cansolidators look great!

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    Tamara says:

    WOW! Looks great! Wish I could clean out our garage too–but still has all my stuff from the move. Sometime soon, I am hoping!

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    HuckleberryKim says:

    Very inspiring! I have my weekend project ahead of me now. Thanks so much for the great tip!

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    Patti says:

    I got my cansolidator a few months ago, plus I got the Harvest for my basement! I spent the first 44 years of life in CA. Now that I’m in UT, I love my basement storage room! And I love Shelf Reliance! I cut the cardboard box that the cansolidator came in to line the top of my cansolidator so I could add a few additional cans above it too. How did you put your cans on top of it?

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    Carla says:

    Wow, What a neat idea. Unfortunately I clicked on the link but its doesn’t seem to be working anymore. I live in Bermuda so I’ll have to search the web for my cansolidator. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.


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