A well organized kitchen makes meal preparation and grocery shopping easier. Keeping your canned goods organized will help to know when you need to replace that product and may even be helpful in last minute meal creation, or off the shelf cooking. This is a guide about organizing canned goods.
Solutions: Organizing Canned Goods
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I was putting my cans in the pantry from a recent trip to the supermarket and decided to share this. For all who use canned beans of any sort, I'm sure you've had to deal with the beans on the bottom and juice/soup at the top. When you turn the can up to empty it, all the goodies are in the bottom.
I store mine upside down so that all the beans settle in the top of the can and the soup is in the bottom. When I open it, everything just jumps out into the sauce pan or wave dish. I don't have to scrape or put water in it to get everything out.
Here is how I solved the endless "what can will I grab" from the food pantry. I cut strips of wood then placed in rows to hold my canned goods on the bottom shelf of my cabinet. I used a square of wood to hold them in place at the front of each row.This will work for any space I'm sure. I took this photo after Thanksgiving, obviously we'd hit the corn!
I have a sailboat where the canned food storage is basically a bin with a lid. The cans are stored in the bottom side by side so the labels are hidden. I took a permanent marker and labeled the top of each can.
I also have a drawer used for cans only in my kitchen cabinet. I label cans before storing them in the drawer just as I do on the boat. Now when I roll the drawer open, I can see what's stored in a glance.
I enjoy organizing and my most helpful tip I use in the kitchen. When I buy can goods I store them in the pantry in Alphabetical order. All of the canned Beans go first followed usually by the Corn and then the Greens etc. When it's time to repurchase cans I only have to look at the section that is low to know what I need to replace. When I reach for a can of beans I never have to sort through the pantry I just go to the first section on the shelf and there they are. Same with my spices, they too are in abc order. It works great!
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