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Raise your hand if you simply shove canned goods in a drawer or on a shelf in your pantry. (Our hands are up.)
Now raise your hand if you never actually know what canned goods you have in the house because your storage system is inefficient. (Yup, still up.)
With so many products designed to help you organize your cupboard, there’s really no excuse to have a haphazard can situation in your kitchen. Since 2019 is going to be the year of the clean pantry, here are some ingenious DIY and ready-made solutions to keep your cans neat and organized.
How smart is this? We’re absolutely obsessed with this DIY can dispenser—it’s the perfect solution to mount in your pantry or garage. It’s fairly easy and affordable to make, thanks to the instructions provided by Wilker Do's, and we love that you can customize the number of slots AND the paint color to match your decor.
Reversed Wire Shelves
If you have adjustable wire shelves in your pantry, you’ve got to try this cool hack. All you do is flip the shelves over so the little lip is facing up, then adjust the brackets or pegs so each shelf slants downward. BAM, a super-simple can dispenser.
Not big on DIY? No worries. There are plenty of ways you can store cans without breaking out the toolkit. For instance, check out these neat stackable wire baskets—they’re the perfect size to store cans and slip right into your existing cupboards or pantries. There are also super-affordable can racks that you can buy.
Wait, don’t recycle those soda boxes just yet! These long, skinny boxes are the perfect size to store soup and canned vegetables. Then She Made offers an easy tutorial on how to cover soda boxes in pretty paper so they become lovely upcycled can dispensers. Smart and eco-friendly.
It’s no secret that we love a good sneaky sliding pantry, and these skinny storage solutions are the perfect place to store your cans. The slim shelves are an ideal width for canned goods, and they’ll let you see everything with one glance. You can purchase a pre-made pull-out pantry to install in your kitchen, or if you’re handy, it could be a fun DIY project.
Good Ol’ Pantry Steps
Sometimes you just have to keep things simple, and there’s no easier way to organize your canned goods than with a classic tiered-shelf organizer. These inexpensive products look like a set of stairs, and they allow you to stagger cans so you can see what’s going on in the back. Simple, yet effective.
Which clever storage idea is your favorite? Let us know below!