Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pantry Makeover & Cansolidator Giveaway!



Cansolidator Giveaway!
Giveaway is now Closed
The winner of this Giveaway will receive a Shelf Reliance Cansolidator of their choice.

Featuring SmarTrac technology, the Cansolidators are a front-loading system that automatically rotate up to 60 cans. The adjustable, expandable, stackable system takes the hassle out of can rotation and allows you to organize cans the way YOU want. The Cansolidators are easy to assemble and guarantee a more organized pantry in minutes. Sturdy, compact, and reliable, the Cansolidators are the perfect stand-alone solution for any pantry.

To enter this Giveaway and see my pantry makeover and experience with Shelf Reliances Cansolidator System click the Read more button below.








How To Enter: (Total of 4 possible entries)


1. Become a follower of the Bird and the Berry blog and leave a comment on this post that says "follower".


2. Visit the Shelf Reliance website to learn more about their products and leave a comment on this post about what you learned.


3. Sign up for the Shelf Reliance news, sales and deals newsletter at the top of their homepage. They promise not to send you more than one email a week. Then leave a comment on this post that says "RS Newsletter"


4. Follow the Bird and the Berry on Facebook and leave a comment on this post that says "Facebook"


This Giveaway will end on Sunday May 23rd at midnight mountain time. 

Winner will be announced on Tuesday May 25th, and there will be a Consolation Prize for Everyone
So good luck and check back!


My Pantry Makeover & experience with Shelf Reliance Cansolidator System



Awhile back I posted about my pantry can dilemma and told you I was determined to find a good solution for my problem. Well, I did! I found a Cansolidator by Shelf Reliance that was not only perfect, but easy as pie to put together.


It came to my front door in a nice little Shelf Reliance box and looked like this when I opened it.


I pulled out all the pieces and went to work assembling my 3 Cansolidator Pantry Systems.


It was really easy I just took the track and simply clicked the dividers into place. 


To figure out how far apart I needed the dividers I just held the can I wanted in that section in-place and clicked the next divider in. 


The tracks have numbers on them that make it easy to make sure you are clicking the front and back of the divider into the same holes. Then you just keep repeating the process of clicking the front and back tracks together and adding the dividers how ever you want them. Then add the leftover tracks to the top of the system when done.


The only can size I could not fit was the big cans of pumpkin because the diameter was to big for the divider space, but I only use that like once or twice a year. 


I would also recommend assembling these systems on a hard surface to make it easier. I was too excited with my first one and didn't make it from the front door to the table and tried assembling it on the carpet. 

                        
The only thing I was somewhat disappointed about was that they did not come with any kind of labels. The picture of the systems online shows them with cute little labels so I was expecting them to come with them. I got over it when I realized it was a chance to make my own. 


So just for you I have made them into a downloadable file for your can organizing pleasure!
Just Download, Print and Cut to size.

Now my pantry is super organized and there are no more jumbled cans. We even fight over who gets to put the cans away after we go grocery shopping. I bought some more Ikea food storage boxes that fit perfectly on top of my cansolidator systems. I was going to buy some more Ikeas glass Jars, but opted to use cheaper mason jars from the grocery store. Why I have not thought of that before I do not know. I simply hot glue gunned the caps to the lids so that  they are easier to take on and off. I still have my orchard baskets of course. I love storing onions and potatoes in these along with bags of chips and snacks. I love how great everything looks especially my cans, and look forward to continuing to make this space more usable and friendly.

98 comments:

  1. I learned that Shelf Reliance sells emergency preparedness products & I like it. :)

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  2. I went on Facebook, but I can't figure out how to follow you. Help! I clicked I like.

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  3. Ming: You signed up right on facebook they just changed their lingo to "I Like It" Make sure to leave a comment saying you are a follower of the Bird and the Berry blog too.

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  4. I learned that Freeze-drying is a process that allows food to be shelf stable while retaining the maximum amount of nutrients.

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  5. Plastic containers and barrels are best for water storage.

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  6. Love it! Super Cute :-) I adore handmade items. They're so original. I love homemade altogether!

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  7. I'm a follower, plus facebook. Also, Shelf reliance is a neat company that supplies food storage options plus has emergency preparedness products! Please let me win, I've got a needy pantry.

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  8. The cansolidator is SO cool! It's amazing what a difference it makes! Love it!

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  9. I learned that I need a lot of food to sustain my family for a year! Good thing they have what I need!

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  10. I learned that they have recipes on their website. Cool

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  11. I learned that Shelf Reliance has a really cool free standing can rotating rack that would fit into a small closet next to my kitchen.

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  12. The have a lot of useful information on their website - I especially liked the emergency kit planner! Great products too!

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  13. i learned how to store water

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  14. Love the labels.
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  16. facebook

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  17. newsletter subscriber

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  18. Organization helps make rotating easier!

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  19. I learned that they are 25% off right now!

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  20. you can start your own business as a Thrive consultant.. Wow that is wonderful

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  21. I would love to win this! I became a follower, but before I even knew you were giving
    something away! I adore your cute labels. Inspirational you!

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  22. i learned you can use bleach to purify your water, 16 drops to a gallon

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  23. I learned that building your food storage can be easier and more manageable than I thought!

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  24. Wow... They have some awesome shelves and storage systems!! I'm impressed... it was neat to see all the emergency preparedness stuff too!

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  25. Shelf Reliance has a wonderful THRIVE Q monthly food ordering system. And they have a party plan!

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  26. Love that shelf reliance is expanding their line to include meats! I am a big fan of their mac and cheese powder.

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  27. I learned that I need a lot of food to sustain my family for a year. I thought three months was good. :P

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  28. I knew about Shelf Reliance's rotation systems. I learned that they have expanded their offerings. I am anxious to try their products.

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  29. I learned that they are stackable and expandable - can't wait to try some!

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  30. I found you from the Shelf Reliance blog. I have though that their cansolodators are cool for a while now and I'd love to win one.

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  31. LOVE the cansolodators, what a great idea! I "liked" on FACEBOOK. Thank you for the wonderful idea!

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  32. The cansolodators is a wonderful idea. think of all the time it will save when you don't have to move all the cans to find the one you waht. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  33. found you on shelf reliance.. I learned that IT IS possible to get into my pantry again... I am becoming a consultant!!!

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  34. I see they have emergency kits (WITH PLANNERS!) and a Shelf Reliance University - tuition is free! I don't know which thing over there I am more excited about.

    I try so hard in my store room, but it could still use some improvement.

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  35. RS Newsletter. (Although it did not verify, I signed up and verified my email address - twice!)

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