How aggravating is it to discover a soiled and expired can of food lying on a deep shelf in your pantry? The fact that you weren’t usually searching for it in the first place makes it even more aggravating, isn’t it?
Although canned foods are a need for every pantry, keeping track of and organizing each one can be fairly challenging. We’ve compiled some creative and extremely practical DIY canning food storage solutions for your benefit. We’ve got it all covered, from First-In-First-Out (FIFO) dispensers to easy-to-use pantry labeling solutions.
DIY Canned Food Organizer
Your kitchen cupboards and pantry may contain a large amount of canned food—possibly even the majority of the space! Make a sliding can organizer that fits in the space between your refrigerator and the wall. What a fantastic method to utilize (underutilized) space for the storing of canned goods! You may also create your own (custom) sliding can food storage unit for around $100. What a fantastic thing!
DIY Can Dispenser
How clever is that? This homemade can dispenser is the ideal option to install in your pantry or garage, and we are completely smitten with it. The directions offered by Ana White make it quite simple and inexpensive to create, and we love that the transparent glass front allows you can see precisely what’s within.
DIY Can Storage System – FIFO – Cheap And Easy To Build!
Check out this DIY wooden can storage system if you enjoy woodworking and possess the necessary materials and expertise. This rack, which is 32 inches wide, 16 inches deep, and 3.5 inches tall, can accommodate up to 150 cans, solving all of your problems with canned food storage. The DIY project costs about $100, and you may scale down the rack in accordance with the quantity of cans you have in your pantry.
Canned Food Storage in Drawers
No matter what kind of kitchen you have, there are great and efficient ways to store your canned items. Have you got a spare kitchen drawer or two? This advice will blow your head if you store your canned foods in drawers. To make it quick and easy to get what you need, label the top of the cans with the contents. Why hadn’t I considered that? pure brilliance
Reversed Wire Shelves
You need to attempt this great hack if your pantry has movable wire shelves. To make each shelf slope downward, all you have to do is flip the shelves over so the little lip is facing up and then adjust the brackets or pegs. BAM! a really straightforward can dispenser
Organize Your Pantry With DIY Slide-Out Cabinet Shelves
Another fun woodworking project is shown here. If you keep canned items in a cupboard in your pantry, you’ve probably grumbled about having to get down on the floor to get the can you need.
See how one blogger built drawers to the cabinet to make it much easier to add and remove cans in this amazing DIY blog article.
The Container Store to the Rescue
The medium size of these really adorable, budget-friendly containers from The Container Store is ideal for storing canned goods. They are also transparent, so you can quickly see how much you have. To keep your pantry organized, they even contain useful labels for the front. I find this to be really brilliant! To arrange your other storage as well, check out these wacky Pringles can projects!
Not a huge DIY fan? Not to worry. You can store cans in a variety of ways without pulling out the toolbox. Consider these stylish stackable wire baskets, which are the ideal size to store cans and fit easily into your current pantry or cupboards. You may also get extremely economical can racks.
Standing Rotating Can Rack
This do-it-yourself project is a no-brainer if you want to construct a productive and affordable upright rotating can rack. I loved how the blogger added wheels to the bottom to make the rack mobile.
There is no opportunity for confusion because the article includes all the goods you need to buy, the pricing, and extremely detailed instructions.
DIY Canned Food Storage Wall
Options for arranging canned food range widely, from straightforward modifications to more complex arrangements. This family chose a single back wall of canned foods rather than having shelves throughout the whole pantry.
Don’t you think that using a wall to store your canned goods is such a brilliant idea? It seems like the pantry closet and the nail polish rack got together and came up with this brilliant concept! Very nice!
I’ve previously written that many of us waste valuable storage space on the back of doors, and if you have a pantry or closet door in your kitchen, you may designate that space as a place for canning goods.
You can store all of your cans neatly arranged, plainly visible, and within reach with an over-the-door storage rack. The cans can be fairly heavy, so make sure the rack you pick is strong enough to hold them.
DIY Food Can Dispenser – With Plans
Are you planning to construct a FIFO can dispenser? If so, you might want to watch this video. Positive comments in the comment area speak for themselves.
42 cans fit in this homemade design. Most essential, be careful to adjust each dispenser shelf’s width to the height of the cans. The width of dispenser shelves might vary as a result of the fact that not all cans you purchase are the same height.
Closet Racks for the Win
To showcase your canned items and make it easier to see what you have at a glance, add closet racks to your cabinets. I must admit, it is a brilliant (and inexpensive) can storage concept! You’ll benefit from organizing those canned goods by avoiding a lot of irritation, time, and expense.
No more expired food, too! What a creative method to use closet racks again while also finding a solution to your canning food storage issue.
Custom Cabinet Built-In
This is the best option if you prefer to stock up on canned products. The built-in organizer can be simply altered in size or form to suit your needs and is made to fit precisely within a kitchen cabinet. Additionally, the self-feeding method guarantees that nothing ever gets caught in the rear where you can’t reach and that you always use the oldest cans first. So clever!
DIY Canned Food Organizer Tutorial
It’s possible that this do-it-yourself project will solve all of your cupboard organizing issues. Although it can appear a little difficult at first, following the instructions makes it quite simple. Even better, you can alter the rack to suit your needs.
This rack may be used to store packaged meals in addition to canned goods. Visit the website to learn how to make this pantry masterpiece.
Pantry Lazy Susans
Due to the genius of this pantry can organizer concept, we have repeatedly linked to these Lazy Susans in the pantry. Isn’t this the best concept? With the turn of the wheel, you can see all you have and fit more into corners. I like how it essentially doubles the amount of storage space in the pantry area and makes things simple to find. This is a fantastic DIY task!
In principle, you only need a few inches of empty space to store most canned products because they are often only a few inches wide. This guy built a series of narrow shelves along the pantry wall, providing the ideal area for organizing canned goods. There is a little lip on the shelves to hold everything firmly in place, and all the goods are clearly visible.
Easy DIY Canned Food Storage Anyone Can Build
You may learn how to build a 2″ x 2″ wall-mounted can dispenser with five compartments on this website. Four of the compartments contain 15 oz. cans, while the fifth compartment carries 5 oz. tuna fish cans, for a total of 39 cans.
You can follow the measurements and instructions in the blog if your requirements are precisely the same. Alternately, adjust the measurements appropriately and construct the suitable can dispenser on your own.
Use Dollar Store Bins for Cans
The Dollar Store’s shoe bins are a cheap way to organize canned foods. For a pantry that is incredibly organized, go one step further and arrange the bins according to what is in your cans. This is an easy and inexpensive approach to maintain tidy and orderly storage of your canned food supplies. There is no need to frantically look for cans again thanks to see-through bins that allow you to quickly identify what is within. What a great tool for organizing!
Gutter Storage System
When it comes to originality, this answer wins! Cheap vinyl gutters that are the ideal size to hold small to medium-sized cans were placed to the wall of the closet beneath this person’s stairway. Additionally, a 10-foot length of these gutters only costs approximately $5, making this a fantastic project for anyone on a tight budget.
Fabric Covered DIY Can Organizer For Small Or Larger Cans
These simple DIY can organizers will grab your attention. Cover the magazine or cardboard containers with fabric that complements the style and color scheme of your kitchen or countertop slabs.
You may find instructions for creating your own personalized holders using cardboard at the end of the blog post. This project is quite simple to do, and the result is a set of practical and attractive can holders.
Two-Tiered Canned Food Organizers
Create own two-tiered can food organizers. To make it even easier to find what you’re searching for, you may add labels to the front of each section. You wouldn’t believe how simple these are to create! This short do-it-yourself project will produce enduring benefits. I’ve always wanted something like this to keep my canned foods!
Upcycled Soda Boxes
Please hold off on recycling those drink boxes! These long, narrow boxes are the ideal shape for storing soup and vegetables in cans. Simply wrap soda crates in attractive paper to transform them into lovely repurposed can dispensers. Bonus points if you decorate each box with a charming label to keep everything in its place.
Make A Canned Food Dispenser. Get Organized!
This design might work well for you if you want to make a two-shelf wooden can storage rack that is quite practical. The bottom level of the rack contains the cans that were first inserted, while the top shelf is where fresh cans are placed. You may scale up or down the rack based on your needs; it is built of 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch plywood.
Wall-Mounted Canned Food Organizer
Want to make room on the shelves? Your pantry or garage will benefit from having this wall-mounted canning food organizer. It’s a brilliant idea to arrange your canned goods in this way so that you always use the oldest ones first and the cans are stored in a nice row. It will also be simple to keep track of the cans you already have and the ones you need to purchase. What a great technique to keep canned items organized.
DIY Canned Food Strorage
The blogger behind “Shanty 2 Chic” had to come up with an inventive wooden do-it-yourself rack solution to solve her organization issue with canned goods. She had to be quite inventive with a family of 7 and the quantity of food cans needed to feed the family.
Visit this website to learn how to make your own DIY can food storage rack. The post itself has all the measurements and procedure information.
Wall Mounted Can Organizer
This post is a comprehensive how-to for creating a wall-mounted can organizer if that is something you’re interested in doing. The post describes the can organizer’s size and features in detail.
In addition, a YouTube video is also attached in case you want to see something. She utilizes acrylic glass instead of conventional wall-mounted can organizers to keep the cans in place. You can always install wooden strips on top of each partition if you don’t have one, though.