I have been looking for ways to organize my pantry for a while. I have tried a few things. When you stockpile you NEED a way to organize… it can easily turn into a hot mess if you don’t! However, we go back to the little issue called… “I can’t get that awesome organizer right now because the kids need this… or we have to get “that” for the house… or I need to buy this for that… or a bill is due…” You get my point. I needed to figure out other ways. Boxes are easy, of course! But the cans! Oh the cans! I’ve separated them into boxes before and tried to stack them up, etc. It works, but still. I think I just really wanted one of those awesome looking organizers you see on the couponing shows.
Anyway, I decided that I was going to need to find a way to be creative and do something myself that I liked (and works of course.) OK, let’s get something out-of-the-way first… for those who are new to the blog and might not know… I am addicted to soda. I AM trying to cut it down, I KNOW it’s not good for me, but for the time being… I’m still struggling. With that said, I realized I had the answer all along and didn’t see it till then! I had 2 boxes of sodas that I keep and just pop open the bottom so they roll out. See! I could just use that for the cans! Score!
So, instead of throwing those boxes out, I covered them up and voila! I had a box of a 12 pack of drinks for the girls, which I had set up the same way… open up so the can just roll. How did I never see that I all I needed was to keep those boxes! Anyway, I will be finishing up the wrapping up of all my boxes and go from there. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek to the start of my pantry being re-organized. 🙂
Ummm, yes, those were 24 can boxes. :-> It’s honestly kind of embarrassing, but I have openly admitted, I am addicted… working on it. Trust me, I’ve already cut down. OK, back to this little pantry….
I also started to use an idea I saw on Pinterest… I added a shoe organizer where I am slowly organizing some of the smaller, and odd-shaped items… AND having some of the pockets at the bottoms hold some of the items we keep for snacks for the girls.
OK, so there, this is the other stuff I’m TRYING to work on… when I get a little free time. 🙂 So, if you want some can organizers, and you purchase any sort of canned drinks in boxes… keep the box… cover it up and you’re set. 🙂 Thrifty little way to upcycle these boxes, huh? 🙂