Organizing Our “Cantry” for National Canned Food Month
Growing up, I was taught to always stay stocked up on canned foods. Whether it’s soup, beans, or baking products, I always have a plentiful amount of canned foods in our cupboards. I also learned that a 5 Gallon Plastic Bucket is a great storage solution for various food products.
When I go to the grocery store, I look for the yellow tags, indicating items on sale. When certain canned goods go on sale, I like to stock up, especially when it comes to soups, canned meats and canned vegetables. That can save big bucks!!!
While stocking up on canned goods and saving money is a good thing, building a cluttered “cantry” can be a bad thing. That is kind of, who am I kidding, totally what happened in our “cantry.” I mean, when I come home from shopping, I’m happy to have my groceries put away. Organizing them is the last thing on my mind!
However, it was time to declutter and organize our “cantry,” so Frank and I got to work. He built a shelf (thank you IKEA for great shelving units and prices) and then I started organizing the cans. I organized the cans into sections, including soups, beans, vegetables, fruit, easy meals and baking products. I was amazed at how organized the shelves looked!!
It seems that I had perfect timing with organizing our “cantry” as February is National Canned Food Month. All month long, Cans Get You Cooking is celebrating on the Cooking Channel. Throughout the month of February, be sure to tune in to Cans Make the Meal with Kelsey Nixon, a 30-minute special during which Kelsey Nixon takes viewers down the canned food aisle, shares fun canned food facts, and creates four delicious recipes inspired by her Cantry. Cans Make the Meal with Kelsey Nixon will air all month long. For air dates, be sure to visit CansGetYouCooking.com.
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