4/18/2010

Giveaway: 40 can Cansolidator!

Giveaway!

We all need a little pick me up on Monday's! How about a giveaway for a 40 can Cansolidator for your pantry?!

My Mom got a few of these last month and here is what it did for her!

Do you know what happens to cans of pineapple that go 8 years past their expiration date?

Yes, they explode.

All over the back of her pantry!

This is the before picture.

The shelves themselves were super easy to assemble. It only took minutes. In fact, my Mother recruited some little granddaughters to help.

She stacked two on top of one another on the floor and put two side by side up on the shelf.


A day later, and an archaeological dig behind her, my Mothers pantry now looks like this!

She keeps the door open.

I think she is bragging...


It is organized for the first time in the 22 years that she has lived there. She was able to find the source of the moths that were getting her boxed items, there is a ton more room, everything is easily accessible and she found cans from the 80's that she tossed!

It is hard from the picture to tell exactly how much more room she has, but in person it is striking!

I am so happy for her and my Dad, way to go!

A few specs:
* Rotates cans on a first in first out basis
* Holds up to 40 cans
* Holds over 100 pounds
* Stores small and medium cans (from tuna size all the way to medium 30 oz. cans)
* Adjustable width (20" at its widest)

So, to make life easier for 2 readers I want to giveaway 1 set each to 2 people! Go HERE and take a look at my new blog, (my brother did the drawings again!) and let me know what you think.

To enter to win, leave a comment telling us what your pantry looks like.... organized, clean, messy, scary etc.!
For additional entries follow, tweet, facebook about this giveaway and leave a separate comment! Giveaway closes Sunday night.

P.S. These are on sale this month (and last) for 52% off. They are only $21.49. If you are interested in ordering some for yourself email me and I will set you up with a coupon code to get the cheap price! mylitter@mac.com
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128 comments:

~Mo~ said...

my pantry is a disorganized mess!! I love the look on your shelf reliance blog, very nice!!

Brianne said...

Your new blog looks great. Is the picture at the top your mom's pantry before and after? My pantry is semi-organized, but could definitely use some help. Awesome giveaway, thanks!

Brianne said...

I follow your blog!

Tiffany said...

Brianne,

Very good catch!! Yes, I am sure that my brother used the pictures of her pantry for the header! I was going to ask him, but have not gotten around to it!

Jessipie12 said...

I have a very small pantry. I mean it doesn't even look like a pantry! It's very deep and not very wide! It looks like my cabinets. It is very had to tell what's in the back. I just cleanes it out a couple of weeks back and found stuff I don't remember buying! Like stuff we WON'T eat!!! This shelving system would help us out BUNCHES!!! Since my Hubby isn't working just going to school full time we have to watch every penny that we have! I Love your blog and everyone, just about, that I work with loves it too!!!

Thanks!
Jessica S.

Katy and Wes said...

My pantry is unorganized but yet I know where everything in it is. It is my own kind of organizing. But if you ask my husband, he can't find anything in there. I definatly need a rotation system for my canned foods. They are getting a little out of hand.

Katy and Wes said...

I am also a follower

Missy said...

I have been eyeing these shelving systems for a while! It would be great for my panty! Oh, my pantry is somewhat organized.

Tracy said...

Well, my pantry is organized in a disorganized sort of way. No one except me knows what canned items we have, because they are squeezed in and on top of and in front of one another. I would love to have one of these shelf units!

Tracy said...

I am also a faithful follower of your blog.

Kim said...

Hey Tiffany, I feel so lost now that my 2 shelf reliance systems are in storage! I don't suppose you'd be willing to send these to Australia if I win? My pantry needs help! Miss you guys...

Kim N said...

My house doesn't have a pantry! I know! Ridiculous! We bought a stand alone cabinet that we stuck in a corner of the kitchen that holds a few things along with what fits in the small amount of cabinet space. The rest is in the storage space under our stairs. Not ideal, but it works. The can consolidator would help a lot!

Kate said...

I have a semi-organized system of a cold room and a dry pantry. Your system looks great though and would help a lot. Nice site. Interesting company.

The Prudent Patron said...

I work on my pantry all them time, but it constantly gets messy over and over again! I love how these Cansolidators make it first in, first out!

The Prudent Patron said...

I'm a follower.

Kirsty said...

Our pantry is a mixture of organized and chaos. This morning one kid leaned in to get out a lunch box and a plastic container of croissants fell on his head. The upper shelves definitely need some help...Love your blogs. =)

Becky said...

Love the drawings on the new blog! I also really enjoyed you post on the hurricane. So scary.

Our pantry is relatively organized at the moment. But only because I pulled everything out this weekend and reorganized it. I normally go on a big shopping trip once a month, so I like to clean it out before then!

The Cansolidator looks so awesome! Cans are my big problem area because the way I have them now I can't see what I have or don't have.

Milam said...

We live in a fixer-upper house so our storage leaves a lot to be desired. These would help so much!

Summer
awmilam@yahoo.com
p.s. Love your new website!

Heidi said...

I just did a spring cleaning of our pantry so it is clean for now...!

The Coupon Cowgirl said...

I have just started couponing last October and I cant believe how fast my pantry became unorganized. My pantry totally needs help. I love your new blog!

peterpan said...

I have a decent size pantry with only wire shelves. It is basically organized but these can holders would really help.

Missy said...

My pantry is very messy, but kinda organized. This cansolidator would be awesome.

peterpan said...

I'm following you on Facebook! Love your blog!

Jill said...

I think my pantry is somewhat organized. I know where stuff is, and I try to rotate, but that is the hardest part.

Krum Family said...

My pantry is a little organized in that each product has its own place. But I am guilty of putting the new items in the front and pushing the old stuff to the back. I need to be better at that.

Natalie Putnam said...

My pantry is ok. It is really a clean mess. I would love to get these and clean it up :)

Jen said...

My pantry is mess. It is big, but not a good layout. These would help a bunch!

Hall Family said...

My pantry needs help. Now that we're not anticipating a move in the next 6 months (we move a lot) we have been working on our food storage, and with the lack of space in our place, we are trying to squeeze things here and there. We'd love to have some extra help :)

Steve said...

I have no idea what's hiding in the back of my cabinets & pantry. We have a good 6-month stockpile, but it's hard to know what's there because I keep shoving more free rice and pasta into any space I can find. :)

Suzanne Earl said...

I love your new blog! My pantry currently has cans within reach and all the rest waaay up high so my four yr. old will stop making "creations" with my cooking ingredients ;)

Suzanne Earl said...

I am a follower!

ibarbidahl said...

WOW this would be wonderful! My pantry is very large, and the selves are so deep that I find I am constantly re-organizing so that I know what is there. This would certainly simplify that process!

Margie said...

Okay, so I take pride in organization, then my 2 year old gets into the pantry. Dinnertime is the most difficult time of the day for me, so while I'm cooking, I let my little one get in and out of my cabinets (the ones he's allowed in) to keep him occupied. He proceeds to tear just about everything he can get out of the pantry and oftentimes I don't worry about how I put it back. So perhaps it's organized based on how my toddler thinks it's organized.

oliv2b said...

If I won this, it would bring so much peace to my marriage. :) I am clean, but not very organized and it tends to drive my husband crazy. This would do wonders for our pantry!
-Heather

RM said...

Love the new blog...my pantry is semi-organized...but nowhere near what i'd like it to be, not everything has a place..it's an odd size and difficult to maneuver in there!

RM said...

i follow your blog!

RM said...

i tweeted!
http://twitter.com/rbynmyrs

Melissa said...

I wish I had a pantry! We're working on it. Right now, my cabinets are full & I have an old bookcase beside our fridge that I have groceries organized on until we get our kitchen finished.

LizOwenLilyMom said...

My pantry is organized at the moment but every couple of months I have to reorganize. If is would have this I would not have to do that as often!

LizOwenLilyMom said...

I am a follower!

Ramsey said...

My pantry is a disaster and I never know what is expired. This would be awesome to win :)

123 checkoutourfamily said...

I would say a little half and half is happening in my pantry. There's some organized shelves and some that are awful. Hope I win!

littletex55 at hotmail dot com

Katie said...

uummm...who wouldn't want to win this awesome prize? Things were out of hand before I started couponing, now they are just rediculous! Help! :)

skhusher@farm-market.net

Brittany said...

LOVELOVELOVE the new blog!!! TOO cute!
My pantry is a complete mess! WE don't have much cabnit space and so it's hard for me to even keep cans in stock. I didn't even know you can buy these!!

Are we there yet? said...

Cute blog, love the picture at the top! I have one set of the reliance shelving and it is great. I would love to have another as we do need it!

Author said...

cluttered and a mess
ami
a5hatcher@yahoo.com

Breann said...

My pantry is beyond scary. I don't have a problem with exploding pineapples, but I do have kittens that sneak into the pantry when I turn my back. Once I close the door they knock EVERYTHING off the shelves. So I have a mix of soup, pineapples, pancake mix, and anything else you can think of on the floor!

Electra said...

We have such a small apartment, I had to sacrifice part of my linen closet to have a pantry at all! I have two shelves of towels and three shelves of very tightly packed food. I would love to have a consolidator, because it's so hard to get at anything, I feel like we only eat what's in front, for fear of it all falling out!

bethf202 said...

I like your new blog. The drawing of you on the right looks just like the pics of you. My pantry is sort of organized but really needs help.

bethf202 said...

And I follow you! Thanks for the giveaway

Sabrina said...

My pantry is somehwat organized a dreamy babysitter tackled it a few months ago. She threw out three trash bags of expired food yikes! Who would have thought I would be harboring expired food. LOL! I like your new blog. great pics.

Crystal said...

I check your blog a couple of times a day and ooh and ahh over the shelves every time you post about them. I like the new blog! I'm hoping someone will get my hints and buy me some storage shelves for my birthday (following my vacuum mother's day gift).

My pantry is somewhat organized- for now. If you can believe it I have moved 3 times in the last few years and somehow ended up moving expired cans that I didn't realize had passed the date. I threw out at least 3 trash bags of canned goods that were expired and found some that I moved to the front to use immediately. Something like this shelving would be a great help to my pantry for sure!

Heather said...

Our pantry is organized but things get lost in the back and it doesn't always get rotated

baby_radar(at)hotmail(dot)com

Heather said...

I am a subscriber

baby_radar(at)hotmail(dot)com

Catherine said...

What's a pantry? Just kidding, but my stuff is stored in small spaces all around the house, and the kids get into my canned food all the time and play with it.

Amanda said...

My pantry is organized until I have a huge shopping trip then...madness consumes it.

Whitney said...

My pantry is a mess, but these can cansolidators would make a huge difference!!

christina taylor said...

would love for my pantry to be much more organized with these shelves! Love the new blog.

Lora said...

Love the new blog! As for my pantry, it looks great, until my 2 and 4 year old little girls get in there. Then, it's a total mess. :)

wendy said...

Well I'm not gonna give you a sob story of how tight money is for us right now or how our pantry is pretty empty because of lack of funds to actually buy food. Even though this is true, instead I'm gonna tell you that I have spent the last 2 weeks TRYING to somewhat organize my house while my 1 and 3 year old slowly but surly come from behind me and disorganize everything all over again. needless to say it's been a LONG 2 weeks. So I would REALLY love these!!

Oh, and by the way my husband would like to personally thank you for turning me into THAT lady at the grocery store. =o)

wendyscoupons101(at)yahoo.com

andrea said...

Mine is BEYOND scary.

SmartShopaholic said...

My pantry is organized. I am not very good about rotating the food though. These would be really helpful.

Your other blog is great. It shows how important food storage is.

Sara said...

My pantry is kind of a mess but it has slide out drawers instead of shelves so we're at least able to find things and get to the stuff in the back. I'd LOVE to have one of these cansolidators (and have been considering buying some) to put in one of my regular cabinets where I keep canned goods. Hoping that I win so I can find out how wonderful they are!

lynda said...

My pantry is pretty good... until my husband puts the groceries away. Then I have to start all over. :) I would love to try a cansolidator!

Dennis and Kim said...

This could be a lifesaver for me! My husband, son and I are currently staying with my in-laws while we purchase a new home and have taken over their pantry. It would be a lot easier for me to bring bags of cans home (at an incredibly price to say the least) if I could just figure out how to make the pantry a tad more organized! SOS!

The Venturas said...

My pantry is pretty organized but I think I could fit more in there if I had these!

The Venturas said...

I follow you.

J. Lopez said...

I try to organize my pantry all the time but things just don't stay where I put them. This cansolidator would be awesome to have!

J. Lopez said...

I follow!

moblomeley said...

My pantry is a so so mess. Half organized, half mess. Anything to organize my cans would be fabulous!!
Molly

Mountain Birdie said...

eh, mine looks like moms did before she got her shelving organized. except I don't have the expired cans that poped

Kristen said...

My pantry is semi-organized. I would love to make it better with these!

kristen_yeh (at) yahoo (dot) com

Ami said...

I try to organize my panty but that lasts for a couple days before it's a disaster again. I would love one of these! glitterbugbooks @ gmail .com

Debbie said...

My pantry is half organized, half messy. I had it looking pretty organized at the beginning, but then I just started throwing things in there after I started doing major coupon shopping trips, so now it's pretty messy.

Debbie P: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sundi said...

My pantry is a disaster! It's too small! What I wouldn't give for a walk-in :) But a can organizer would be a huge help!

sunrutsw at gmail dot com

Sha-Lo said...

Love the drawings on the new blog! Made me chuckle - kinda feel like the woman on the left side sometimes! If you were to ask my hubby, he would say the pantry is a mess and he can't find anything, but I think there is logic there and I know exactly where everything is. I suppose that shelf doohicky would come in handy big time!

Lafingkids said...

My pantry is a work in progress, all over my house. Since I started couponing I've had to adapt and overcome the lack of shelving and then the lack of organization once I did get more shelving. I have food storage under all of our beds. My closet holds a lot of the personal stuff like deoderant and body washes. The laundry room holds whatever I can place in there, sometimes not so organized.

Love your new blog.

Grandma said...

My husband is alway organing our can foods he would love this. Love your new blog.

Carolina said...

OMG. Are you kidding me just what I have been needing but don't have the money for............. Ok let me start by saying that I live in government apartment so the place is tiny but acceptable so the kitchen is like the size of a large bathroom I can touch my stove sink and fridge in one swipe oh yeah and the washer and microwave. So you can imagine just how small the cabinets are and with 4 people they are so packed i scream night and day when I have to pull stuff out to cook it is so messy in there that when I pull something out it has been known to hit my feet. it also takes me about half an hour to find the vegetable that I need to cook dinner it is so messy...
Thanks so much
Carolina Salazar
csalazar930@gmail.com

Laurie C. said...

My pantry currently looks much like your mom's before the makeover! I'm always afraid to sink money into an organizational system until I KNOW that it will work for me, but I HAVE to do something.

JonMatthew Photography said...

My pantry is in need of expansion, and its a little bit messy right now, but it is the one place I have been able to keep long term organization. I own 3 of the cansolidators, but I am thinking I need at least 1 more! I love that I can also store my peanut butters and betty crocker frostings in them! kari kariandjonathan@hotmail.com

JonMatthew Photography said...

I facebooked you, too! and my goal is a bigger pantry area in the future. Kari kariandjonathan@hotmail.com

libraryknits said...

These would be awesome! I am working on budgeting and couponing so I am accumulating more in my (very small) pantry. I am also getting married in 11 days and trying to figure out how to run a household!

Megan said...

My pantry is a disaster. My husband even tried to build a rotation contraption that ended up being a waste of time and money. My pantry would definitely benefit from this.

I follow you, too!

Emily said...

it is messy and I HATE IT!
emmy1981 at aol dot com

Ashlei said...

Great Giveaway! I don't have a pantry, just one small cabinet for my cans, so this would be a lifesaver!! Thanks for the chance!
coupondealsandsteals (at) gmail (dot) com

Brandette L said...

Way to go, was excited to see your new blog. We so need these organizers, our pantry is way too small for our needs.

heavncentt at gmail dot com.

Holly said...

What's really sad is I don't even have a pantry!!! This would be a great addition to my black shelving system from Lowe's sitting in our home office! :) I really do need something to help get my stuff organized.

Holly said...

I also follow the blog

dlcjz said...

I don't have a pantry! We've put shelving in the broom closet to turn it into our "storage" for all of our food stockpiles! These would be WONDERFUL for organizing! The shelves we purchased are not totally flat and my cans keep falling over. Not a pretty sight! Thanks!!!

Rachel said...

My pantry is getting to where it looks like I am stockpiling. I have at least 9 cans of green beans, from when they went on sale in November. Then I have 4 jars of Ragu also from a sale. Then in a bin/basket in the bottom, I store the rest of the multiples(extra boxes of crackers, pasta, etc.) This cansolidator would definitely clear up some room so I could put more!

Natalie Putnam said...

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Natalie Putnam said...

I also follow

Ryan said...

Right now our pantry is organized but it is so hard to keep track of the cans. This would be great I think.

amy said...

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amy said...

Love the new blog! My pantry is a section of a 13x9 walk-in closet... so it's difficult to organize, because everything else is stored in it also.

Ben and Mel said...

I do not have a pantry... sad.... My faux pantry is a shelf like you have in your bedroom that is housed in my laundry room.... I try to do the fifo as well as I can by rotating the cans... MUE fun ... thanks for the tip!

mrstaz said...

Storing cans is the most difficult in my kitchen. These shelves look great! mrstaz@gmail.com

ESAVINGSBLOG said...

Um My pantry is scary! lol I only have one small cupboard as my pantry so it is a mess. I am in the process of revamping my kitchen so this would be great!

lmurley2000 said...

your new blog looks great.

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lmurley2000 said...

my shelf are organized but messy and boy do i need the cansolidator in my house. its organized but messy messy messy

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Amy said...

My pantry is a mess. I do not have enough space at all for everything I'm storing. These would help a lot!
loobyamy(at)yahoo(dot)com

Our Family said...

I have tried to enter a few times, but my comment is not showing up. Hopefully this time it works for me.
My pantry organization seems to very so much day by day. The boxes of rice and pasta stay very organized, but the cans are a different story. Shifting them around always leaves a mess. This would definitely help with that.

Marissa said...

pantry, oh you mean the abyss that is next to the fridge? Yeah I hate getting in there unless I have to. Thanks for the give away!

Dolphin Girl said...

My pantry is usually very organized and neat. My hubby used to work in grocery and the pantry is his area to organize.

The Wilde Family said...

Your new website looks fantastic. You are so creative with everything you do. My "pantry" (which is actually my laundry closet) is scary! We pretty much have cans, boxes, etc stacked on top of each other like a tower and can only hope one doesn't fall. Because believe me, some of the cans have fallen on my foot before and I was not happy. I am always terrified when my boys follow me in there that something will fall on their heads and they will get a concussion!

cristiniscouponcrazy said...

i dont have my own pantry yet! i have to keep my food in bags in my room and my fiances room..
these would be great to put in the closet!
itsmecristin@yahoo.com

Richelle said...

My "pantry" is the closet under the stairs. It is dark in there and really hard to get to and organize. So it could use a lot of help!

Zelda said...

Our pantry is getting better. It's one of those tall, narrow, deep cabinets where stuff gets lost in the back. I recently bought two of these consolidators and they are wonderful! Now, cans are at the back (automatically rotating) and other things (like cereal boxes) are in front. I made a little shelf to go on top for some short items. It's still packed, but I'm not worried abt hidden items spoiling. [I have room for one more;)] Also, I have a small basket I use for snacks such as fruit snacks, Nutri-grain bars, granola bars, peanut butter/cracker sandwiches. When it gets low I dump another box of something in - no more boxes with only one item taking up valuable space! Plus, this makes it easy when I make lunches for school, or if we are leaving in a hurry and need an on-the-go snack.

Linda said...

Great new website. My two pantries are organized most of the time, but I am not really good at rotating.

heavenwith5@yahoo.com

Linda said...

I, too am a faithful follower

heavenwith5@yahoo.com

luvin' life said...

My pantry is way to small for our family, and so it never stays organized. We could definitely use some of these can organizers! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Thanks,
Sarah

Lisa said...

My pantry is messy. I try keeping it organized, but then I go shopping again. Thanks for the chance to win the shelving storage.

The Mama Blog! said...

At work we just started selling the Shelf reliance systems and they seem very neat!
I have not yet started a food storage, because it all seems so overwhelming and I think that this system would help me get started!
Thank you for a great blog!

Anna

Michelle said...

My pantry is very small and crammed as full as I can get it.

Michelle said...

I facebooked the giveaway

snbjork said...

Wow, I'm excited about your new blog. It looks great! My pantry could sure use some help. Organizing is not a talent of mine. It's not super scary, but it's pretty messy. =)

babyhuey said...

Love this idea, great for my small pantry

The Dressy Diva said...

Hi Tiffany! My pantry is scarily messy and could sure use a consolidator, and a good cleaning! This is the life of a mom to a two year old. But what am I complaining for? Your doing it all with tripple the amount of kids! You go girl!

The Dressy Diva said...

Oh and p.s. your new blog is cute. Very talented brother, you lucky duck. Keep up the great work :)

Jenna said...

I know where everything is, but my pantry looks like a huge mess!

MommaMichelle said...

My Pantry looks like a huriccane. My kids like to move my cans around and "put them up" which is rather interestingly done!

Lacy said...

My pantry isn't a disaster area....but it's not completely organized either!

Frugal Science Gal said...

Our pantry is a mess! It's so hard to try and have order when I am stockpiling on certain items.

frugalsciencegal [at] gmail [dot] com

Shelly said...

My pantry is a disaster! I really need to get it organized!! Your parents looks great.

s-tay(at)cox(dot)net

Oergel said...

I would love to try the organizer - I get confused when I rearrange the pantry.

Shanda Bauman said...

LOVE THE PICTURES! IS HE FOR HIRE!! I would love to see a drawing of my kids. AWESOME. Love the site also.
OK! Hubby say that our pantry looks like a bomb hit it. He won't even go in there..he will leave the pots and pans on the counter and says they are air drying just to avoid it.
Need your help organizing it. :)

Thanks for the opportunity Shanda
www.TheParentswithstyle.com