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Could someone please recommend where I might find inexpensive can organizing/rotating thingys, like for a typical soup can size, or even the ones that are size adjustable. I have looked online at Bed Bath and Beyond and surprisingly they don't have them. I have seen them online with one of the emergency food sellers but I think they were $14.00-$20.00. I don't want to pay that much for a piece of plastic if I don't have to.

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Here's one place that has cardboard can organizers for cheap:

http://www.thecanorganizer.com/purchase.html

They're varying depths for varying shelf depth, and cost depends on how many you buy w/ shipping.

There's a 10 percent discount if you buy 5 packs of them (twenty total organizers) which makes shipping free.
 

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I don't want this to be a thread-jack, but I'm going to provide a link to a system that intrigues me. It's not inexpensive, but it may be the kind of thing which gives you an idea. I have exposed studs in my basement and have thought about something like this as a way to create rotation w/o adding shelves and such:

http://www.pharaohsstorehouse.com/in_wall.asp

As I said, not cheap, but it may give you some alternative ideas as to how to organize so as to create rotation. There's also a version that is on-wall, so as not to have to open the wall to provide that storage.

I've thought of using these in a sort of swinging-door arrangement where I'd put these (or similar) in a stud wall, then build another stud wall out of 2x4s in front of that, on casters and hinged to the original wall. Then I could put the can organizers in the swinging stud wall too, and just swing it open to access the ones behind (I don't know if that makes sense or not).

You could also build small shelves within stud cavities on which to stack cans. I'm thinking of a rotation system where I'd have a couple of flats of cans on those little shelves, and when 12 were used up that would be the sign to buy another flat and refill the shelves. I'd use from the other 12, when those were gone, I'd buy another flat and use from the other 12, etc. etc.

Just a couple of other ideas as to how one might rotate.
 

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That's a great idea but I don't have a basement or a garage with exposed studs (it would be too hot in there anyway. It would definitely be something for me to remember because I would really like to move and get a house with a basement.....one day.

Thanks for looking it up for me!
 

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Couldn't you just MacGuyver something onto exposed studs? I'm thinking about playing around with some 1" x 6" pieces nailed to the studs with an angled piece at the bottom to catch the bottom most can. I will post pics if I get soemthing workable. This doesn't seem to be tooooooo hard to put together.
 

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Here's one place that has cardboard can organizers for cheap:

http://www.thecanorganizer.com/purchase.html

They're varying depths for varying shelf depth, and cost depends on how many you buy w/ shipping.

There's a 10 percent discount if you buy 5 packs of them (twenty total organizers) which makes shipping free.
Someone here did a how too on making them but I can't for the life of me find it Good stuff :thumb:
 

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Someone here did a how too on making them but I can't for the life of me find it Good stuff :thumb:
I've looked for it and can't find it either.
 

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However, I did find this, and it's very similar to something I want to build. I especially like how it is on casters:

http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Rotating-Canned-Food-Shelf

You could use the plans to make smaller units for storing on shelves and such.


If you're inclined to do something like this (or anything for that matter) on casters, consider getting a furniture-moving dolly from a home store like Menards or a Farm and Fleet or some such. I've used the dollies as the base for rolling cabinets, as well as taken the casters off and reinstalled them on a cabinet. They're much cheaper to buy this way.



 

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Found the link to a homemade cardboard can rotation system

I looked harder, and I found it; it's not on survivalistboards.com, it's elsewhere:

http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/02/16/build-your-own-can-rotating-rack/

There's a very nice plan/diagram in a .PDF file on the site as well that shows exact dimensions for different-sized cans. There's even a youtube video showing it in action.
 

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For the lazy:

If you'd rather just buy something try the can tracker system.

I am not connected in any way to this site. I have some of their products and since nobody's mentioned them I thought I would. These go together easily, the system is expandable lengthwise. Each section will hold 14 cans.
 

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In the Uk it is virtually impossible to get them from any shops, so you have to make your own. The only ones they do are for a few beer cans to sit beside the comfy chair while one watches the footie/soccer.

Iv found my system works as well, I just dont move any cans forward until I recieved some, then I can count how many I have used that week or if I need to order any.
 

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I have exposed studs in my basement and have thought about something like this as a way to create rotation w/o adding shelves and such:
http://www.pharaohsstorehouse.com/in_wall.asp
:thumb: Beat me to it! :)

Also, check at your local grocery store. Our wally world just did a complete store refurbish, including the canned soup aisle. I didn't think to ask, but they HAD to do something with the old soup racks. (Because there are new ones in their place.)

That, or a grocery store going out of business.
 

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Could someone please recommend where I might find inexpensive can organizing/rotating thingys, like for a typical soup can size, or even the ones that are size adjustable.
Oh dang. You said inexpensive. Not meaning to thread jack, but restaurant supply houses.

http://www.acemart.com/kitchen-supplies/storage-shelving/storage-racks/heavy-duty-aluminum-can-rack-wihcr-162/prod5103.html
Heavy Duty Aluminum Can Rack, Each
ITEM NO: WIHCR-162 $399.98
Self feeding - will help keep stock rotated (first in first out)
Heavy duty aluminum tube construction, not to be confused with "Economy" can racks that do not hold up.
Holds 162 #10 cans or 216 #5 cans.
 

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I kinda like the cardboard ones. I have a cheapo cabinet made for added kitchen storage that I keep a lot of my cans in for immediate use in the kitchen, but it's terribly inefficient the way it is. I think I'm going to try and make something to fit it if those cardboard ones don't come in the right sizes.
 
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