Mark Top of Cans in Drawers

Right now, the cabinet fronts of the kitchen are coming off, I mean literally falling off! So I moved my food to the dresser where I keep my dishes for now. Not wanting to take them all out to find just one, I marked them on the top. This helped me and I hope it will help you.

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October 12, 20141 found this helpful

I'm glad I read your solution. We are trying to stock the pantry before my husband retires in a few months. We plan to triple the usable space in our tiny 18" wide closet by adding more shelves between the existing ones.

The current height between shelves is not enough to stack 2 cans on top of each other. But with another shelf, we can double the space by laying the cans sideways. Your idea will make it easy to find what I need.

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January 4, 20150 found this helpful

Glad I could help Diane99. Here's another idea if you want to spend a little now and save space later.

Take all your same style boxed or pouch dishes (mac/cheese, rice, etc) and note how much is in each box. For instance, if each box of m/c has 1 cup of macaroni, mix 5 or so boxes in an airtight container, even putting the mix pouch in with it if there is room.


If not, put them in their own container. Write the directions on the lid, or cut out one box and keep it in with the pouches. This will do two will save you space, and it will protect the boxes from moisture and critters.

When you are ready to make a rice dish, scoop out the amount of rice needed for the servings and add your pouch as you would if you opened the box just then.

I hope that helps, too.

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January 4, 20150 found this helpful

That's a good one, Sandi. I usually remove things like dry pasta or rice from their cheap packaging right away and put in an airtight container and write the date. The packaging gets it to you, but a lot of that thin plastic has air holes or will bust if you mess with it too much.

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February 3, 20180 found this helpful

I also add the exp. date.

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