Two Ways to Organize and Rotate Your Canned Food

What do you do when storing and using your cans of food gets to be a headache? Below are two ways to organize and rotate your canned food.

The first way is proposed by Monika Williams in “Backwoods Home Magazine” for September/October, 2015 (Issue #155). She describes a clever way to organize cans and save space at the same time. See the article exerpt below. Then click the link to read the whole thing.


Build a vertical storage rack for cans

By Monika Williams

I am always trying to come up with different ways to utilize the small space I have to store food. Then there is the problem of rotating my stored goods. I typically keep a variety of canned foods on hand at all times and it can be difficult to make sure I follow the “out with the old, in with the new” rule.

So I decided to make a rotating can rack. I chose this particular design because of the minimal floor space it requires, since this hangs vertically on the wall.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. 1-800-835-2418.


The second way to store and rotate your canned food is to get the Can Organizer. It’s an inexpensive, ready-made system that fits into your cupboard or pantry shelves. There’s a unit that’s suited for your shelving arrangement. Click on the banner below to get the specifics and to place your order.


The Can Organizer


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.