{Organising} Food can’s in pantry

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife


This is such a simple and easy idea to store your smaller cans of food in the pantry.  Turn a magazine holder on its side, place bobby pins through the end to stop cans rolling out. 

Idea credit:  PBJStories

How do you keep all your can’s organised?

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Larissa September 13, 2011 - 6:07 AM

What a clever and simple idea that could make such a massive difference in your pantry!!!

Shnuckylove on Facebook September 13, 2011 - 7:47 AM

I have been looking EVERYWHERE to buy these.. does someone have link as to where I can buy these online?? Thanks

Pamela Keegan on Facebook September 13, 2011 - 8:04 AM

Ooh that looks great!

Nat - The Owl & the Elephant September 13, 2011 - 8:42 AM

So simple and so clever!!

I also LOVE the wooden lazy susan’s from Ikea, I have 2 in my pantry, one for my sauces and condiments and another for my baking stuff.

Sometimes I like to walk into my pantry and just spin them…for fun!

Nicole September 13, 2011 - 9:23 AM

Big W have the metal / wire mag holders

Hannah Ennis on Facebook September 13, 2011 - 12:11 PM

you can get black metal ones at The Reject Shop for $5

Nicole Kent on Facebook September 13, 2011 - 5:39 PM

Love this idea..I am a total neat freak when it comes to organising my canned foods!!!

Kate Sins September 16, 2011 - 5:26 AM

Kat, this idea is fantastic! I’m so excited to try it. We’ve got gazillions of those small cans in our pantry. Thanks!

margo September 20, 2011 - 7:09 AM

Oooooooh love this idea! I have a bunch of magazine holders I could use for this!!!

Belinda March 20, 2012 - 1:42 PM

I really need any hints, tips on organising a whole pantry. I went through my pantry today and have multiple items of a lot of things mainly because they have been pushed to the back so put in on the shopping list. I try and have dedicated shelves for cereals and spreads and another shelf for cooking. The cooking shelf is the worst as packets of flour, coconut, sugar etc all in packets that the contents could spill out if knocked over. I do have some tupperware containers for rice amd sugar which I find really good. If you have any other pantry organising threads of thinking of doing one that would be great.

Aarti July 4, 2013 - 11:14 AM

I bought a lot of little pantry storage baskety things from Howards (even some normal little ones from BigW etc, Starmaid or whatever they are called) and use 1 for dried fruits/nuts, 1 for recipe mixes (with a use by date within 3 months – the others are in another basket behind to stop me from chucking out gone off ones a year later!) Another basket for treats like jellies etc, a big one for bags of chips, cookies etc, one for hot drinks (coffees, milkshake powder etc) and so on. Very easy to find things now. As for flours, sugars etc, things that will spill, everything in its own tupperware/container.

Theresa October 23, 2012 - 1:11 AM

I use soft drink can dispensers for some of my tins 🙂

oy January 27, 2013 - 9:46 AM

I organise my apostrophes so they don’t wind up in the wrong places. It’s “cans”, not “can’s”.

ECPeto July 4, 2013 - 10:39 AM

Great idea! I went to Bunnings recently and bought a couple of can holders. They were only $4 and work a treat.


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