Canned foods take up a lot of space in your kitchen cabinets and pantry. Additionally, when you reach for that jar of spaghetti sauce, you may find yourself knocking over the peanut butter, canned fruits or green beans while you’re at it. How frustrating! Getting those canned foods organized can save you a lot of frustration, time, and money (no more expired foods!). There’s a number of options from simple changes like how you stack to adding an entirely new area for can goods storage. Needless to say there’s food storage ideas for all types of kitchen set ups. Here are some of the best canned food storage ideas we’ve found so you can find a system that works for you.
Canned Food Storage Ideas for the Kitchen and Pantry
Create a canned food organizer that slides between your refrigerator and the wall. What a great way to use underutilized space for canned food storage by Classy Clutter!
If you keep your canned goods in drawers, this tip will blow your mind… Write the contents of the cans on top so you can grab what you need in just a second. Why didn’t I think of that? Thanks, MotorHome!
Reuse old soda boxes to make your own canned food storage racks. Have a bunch of green beans or corn? Use a separate box for each type of food. Cheap and easy!
Or do the same with these super cute bins from The Container Store. They’re clear, so you can see how much you have at a glance, and they have handy labels for the front, too.
Rather than wrap-around shelves in the pantry, this family opted for a single back wall of canned goods. It actually looks much more organized now, don’t you think? It’s like the nail polish rack married the pantry closet and came up with this genius idea!
Add closet racks to your cabinets to display your canned foods and see what you have at a glance. I must say, that’s an amazing can storage idea!
We’ve linked to these pantry Lazy Susans again and again because it’s so clever. Fit more into corners and be able to see everything you have with the spin of the wheel.
Shoe bins from the Dollar Store are an affordable way to group canned goods together.
Photo boxes (with a few little adjustments) are perfect for canned foods.
If you have a modest amount of canned food and limited cabinet space, an over-the-door organizer may be ideal for you. You can still fit quite a bit in there without cluttering up precious space elsewhere.
Build your own two-tiered canned food organizers. They’re easier to make than you’d think!
Want to free up shelf space? This wall-mounted canned food organizer will make a great addition to your pantry.
This rotating canned food rack can fit even in small kitchens. By creating a rotating can system, you make sure you’re using your oldest cans first so nothing ever expires.
Measure and plan your pantry shelves to maximize space. Odds are, you can fit a few more shelves into your pantry and cabinet to make use of empty space that would otherwise go unused.
A magazine holder is the ideal size for smaller cans of food. Isn’t that handy?
Organize canned food by type into baskets. Here, you see canned fruits, canned soups, etc. grouped together. Smart!
This pull-out cabinet solution is perfect for cans that you just have to keep in the cabinets rather than your pantry. No more sitting on the floor to see what you have!
Whatever your storage situation is, clearly getting your canned foods under control is not a lost cause. You’ve seen many ideas and now all that’s left to do is pick the one that works best for you. Which tips best solves your canned food problem?