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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thursday's Giveaway - A Cansolidator!! ***UPDATE: CONTEST CLOSED***

Yep, we're giving away another Shelf Reliance Cansolidator Pantry!! 

We probably don't have to tell you how great this thing is - we've reviewed it in the past (both of us), and we've also given a few away.   And now YOU could own one!  This baby can rotate up to 40 cans, all on one shelf.  Don't miss out!

All you have to do to enter this giveaway is comment on this post, answering the following question:

Where is the majority of your food storage?  In the guest room closet?  Under beds?  In the basement?  In your pantry?  Let us know!

This giveaway is open until tomorrow morning (Friday) at 9 a.m. EST.  One comment per person, please.

A big thanks to Shelf Reliance for sponsoring this giveaway!  Feel free to check out their site for more shelving options (and food storage!)

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Letherton said...

In a very small pantry and the rest is on our kitchen floor.

HW said...

It's in the pantry and kitchen cupboards.

The Castillo's said...

Our food storage is in the basement in our newly formed "room" a/k/a designated place in an unfinished basement.

Amy Pickledpigsfeet said...

At the moment most of our food storage is in moving boxes. When we move Saturday our food storage will go into the hallway closet. It's a large 3 ft by 6 ft closet.

Aubrey said...

The majority of our food storage is in our unfinished basement.

tate said...

Most of ours is in the basement.

Amanda said...

We have food storage everywhere it seems. The bulk of it is in our back entryway...we've converted a couple shelves into food storage.

Mickelmonkey Mama said...

I stacked it behind my couch and put a long board on time and made a sofa table. It is hidden right in my living room.

KT said...

Our long-term storage is completely in the basement. Our 3 month supply (what exists of it!) is spread between our pantry and the basement.

I've really got my fingers crossed for this one...Thanks!

Sheffer's said...

My food storage is in a tiny coat closet in my tiny kitchen.

Sarah said...

Our is on a set of shelves in my two year old's room. We live in an apartment so space is a bit tight but we are doing our best.

Lisita said...

We keep it in our garage.

rick and cheryl said...

In the basement.

Chelsea said...

All of our stuff in boxes is in the guest bedroom, creating quite an ugly view from the bed. Perhaps a table cloth and a tv on it would make it pretty?!
And the majority of our 3 month supply is shoved into every nook and cranny in our tiny tiny kitchen!

Hayley said...

in our garage on shelves & in the pantry.

Lorie said...

Right now most of mine is stored in rubbermaid tubs under furniture or used as a piece of furniture with some kind of cloth over it.

Cyndi said...

Food storage is in the basement right now, but we are just getting started...I envision an expansion to under beds and closet shelves in the near future...

Jessica said...

I have a little 'grocery store' on TOP of my counters. Whatever works hey?

Chef Penny said...

in the pantry and the hall closet.

Michelle said...

In the guest room closet and in the pantry...although there is some in pretty much every nook of our little apartment.

Becca said...

Just the garage, but for some people in California that constitutes as another "multi-purpose" room or storage room. Ha ha!

Leslie said...

Ours is in the basement.

Dave and Camille said...

Ours is all in our basement on shelves... since we don't even have a pantry!

Judy/Mom said...

Ours is in our basement.

Stephanie in AR said...

We converted a long cleaning closet into a pantry. Food items are on the shelves & floor with the water on the carport.

Kate said...

Long term storage is found in the basement. 3-month is in our kitchen, freezer, and basement.

S'mee said...

Holy Cow, before just a few months ago the storage was baking away in the garage! Now, thanks to finally getting a large shelf reliance (and the kids all growing up and moving out!) we have move the storage to an inside bedroom closet.

Thanks for the opportunity!

granni jane said...

LOL! Under/in furniture, in laundry room. The newest storage area is in unused half of the master bedroom closet. As soon as the den closet is purged, it will become food storage.

Kerri said...

Ours is in the basement.

Daughter of God said...

Mine is in our game room right now. We just redid our kitchen floor. usually it is in our pantry and two large closets.
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Mrs. Mordecai said...

All in the master bedroom closet. Good thing it's big and I don't have many clothes!

brandon and laura said...

In the closet under the stairs. In arizona is way too hot to think about storing it anywhere else!

Nathan and Aubrey said...

We finally have a decent size pantry to store it in; makes it a lot easier to rotate it now that it stares me down everyday!

Laura W. said...

In the storage room ... which will hopefully soon be more organized. :)

Natalie said...

My food storage is divided between the kitchen pantry and a set of cupboards in the upstairs hallway. Water storage is out in the garage.

Lolly said...

It's in the closet under the stairs. but I'm sure I could find room for a cansolidator in my pantry!

Mushu said...

In the utility room with our washer and dryer, and on a bookshelf that used to hold books and now holds food! :)

Our Family said...

Alisha Harrison- in our basement on metal shelves. Not very organized

Andrea Gunnell said...

Our food storage is mostly in our bedroom. We just don't have anywhere else to put it!

Shreela said...

In the cabinets over the washer/dryer.

I don't think too many people living near the coast have basements, or risk storing stuff under beds or on closet floors (one of my Facebook alumni groups has a few conversations about the loss of yearbooks because of flooding).

I do have some MREs and canned stuff in the back bedroom I haven't been able to put them on the closet shelf yet (hubby's junk's in the way).

mandy said...

Our food storage pretty much takes up half our office and the entire closet!

Asphyxiated Emancipation said...

All of our food storage is within our kitchen/dining room area. A five shelf rack against one wall holds cans. Boxed foods(pastas, stuffing mixes etc) go in a large pantry in the center of the kitchen. Bags of wheat waiting to be stored in buckets are on the shelves above the fridge. Chest freezer against the wall in the dining room. Liquor and cereal in wall cabinets along with baking stuff. Green coffee beans in 5 pound sacks above the pantry. Water is currently stored on the floor under a desk, until we get the laundry room rearranged for additional storage capability.

Beth said...

Shelves in the dining room.

The P*dunc's said...

Our is in the garage. Probably not the best place for it, but really, the only place for it right now in our small house.

Gretchen said...

shelves in the basement!

Hilary said...

Ours is in a cement walled room down in the basement . . . unfortunately that should be turned into a bathroom sooner or later, but I refuse to give up the space 'cause then I'll have no place to put my food!

Michelle said...

In our basement storage room and our pantry.

Jon and Sarah said...

I have been dying to try one of these! Our food storage is in our pantry and we are quickly running out of room.

The Whatcott Fam said...

Most of ours is in the closet in the playroom, and a lot is in our pantry.

Shayleen Lunt said...

99% of my food storage is in the basement. Hopefully my house will never collapse on it!
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CaryManda said...

the majority is downstairs in the food storage room. However, the kitchen pantry is becoming a close second. :)

How awesome is this giveaway! :)

Carole said...

In my summer kitchen....

Amber said...

Pantry and garage.....

Melody Williamson said...

Oooh I really need one of these! Most of our food storage is in a coat closet that I have built shelves in! We are in AZ and don't really have coats!

Heidi said...

The long term stuff is all in the master bedroom closet.

nfmgirl said...

It's in a small pantry. I hope to expand it eventually.

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Robin said...

In the basement in a messy little room.....

Poulsen Family said...

We have a half bath in which resides a toilet and our food storage...:)

Heather said...

Most of our food staorage is in our basement.

Wilken Family... Mary, Dave & Andrew said...

Our food storage is mainly in the garage. Probably not the best place for it, but organized and I have the space there.

:o) Rachel said...

Most of my storage is in my kitchen pantry. :o)

Mominem said...

Most of my food storage is in my spare bedroom on plastic shelves. My pantry in the kitchen is full, too.

Megan said...

The pantry.

kanewoman said...

In the pantry, the garage, kitchen cupboards. Keeping track of everything is my biggest challenge!

momof6 said...

In our cluttered, overstuffed kitchen pantry!

MMW said...

Mostly organized in boxes & cabinets in the garage. Food storage isn't any good if it isn't accessible... ;)

Deanna said...

Most of ours is in a small storage space in our basement. We've crammed the space with as many shelves as we possibly can to fit as much food as possible. It's about getting time to start putting things in closets and under beds :-)

Wendy said...

Just recently, it has been placed on beautiful shelves in a "room" in the basement.

sarah said...

count me in for sure!

Keri said...

Most of it's under my bed, but it's all over my tiny apartment, really.

Catherine said...

We have some in the pantry, some in the garage (and uh-oh the heat of summer is coming!). The cansolidator would be a huge help to get our food storage organized!

Kim Sandling said...

Our food storage is mostly in the pantry/laundry room. I've run out of room, so I'll probably start putting it under the kids beds.

Perry and Morgan said...

Our 3 month supply is mostly in the kitchen cupboards, but as we get more we'll have to put it under our bed! Our long term storage is in our bedroom closet! We have to be creative in an apartment! :)

Rachel C. said...

The majority of my food storage is in what is supposed to be a linen closet but now is 1/2 linen 1/2 pantry, and in the laundry room.

The Deaton Family said...

Living in a small apartment currently, so it is in cupboards, marked boxes, and a couple or store bought storage cupboards!

Gabrielle said...

We store a majority in our kitchen cabinets--how I wish we had a separate pantry room! I'd love to win this for our church's food pantry, which I help to run. It would make sorting the goods so much easier.
Thanks for all you gals do! I love your site.

Yart said...

I have storage area in the basement. That's where I keep the majority of my stuff. Of course there are pockets every where in the house.

Tonya said...

I store most of my food storage in my cabinets for now.I have a space for a pantry to be built in my laundry room,now for the time to get it done,lol:)
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Anonymous said...

The majority of our food storage is on a shelf in an extra bedroom. We also have a small pantry in the kitchen and store some 5 gallon buckets in a coat closet. The water is in the garage.

Laurel said...

It's in my pantry, unfinished shower area, under beds, and playroom closet. It's everywhere.

Brooke said...

Mine is in a closet in the living room, along w/ our 72 hour kits. I'd like to have another space of similar size, but I don't know where just yet.

Lisa said...

In a little storage room in the basement.

Jana said...

In this house it is in several closets in bedrooms that aren't in use 24/7. How I wish I had my old food storage room from my old house!

Lisa said...

Right now all our long term storage is in the basement waiting to go on the shelves in my new food storage room which isn't finished yet-maybe by Christmas. Up until last year it was under everyone's beds and spread throughout the house!

Liberty said...

On a shelf in my garage

Tiffanie said...

Most of it is in the cold storage...but it is also under dresses, beds and misc items in garage.

Mandy said...

It's terrible, I know, especially considering I live in AZ, but it's in the garage against an interior wall. All of the 3-month supply stuff is in the pantry and around the house.

Morgan said...

We just built a custom pantry that we are able to fit the majority of our food storage in. Until this pantry, we had it spread out all over. In the guest room closet, under beds, in the garage. It is nice to have it all in one spot now.

Lynn said...

Stacked in the basement in an unfinished bathroom. No windows. Long narrow room.

AlysonRR said...

The majority of our food storage is in our pantry and adjacent "cellar". We just finished building our dream house 6 months ago and had the brilliant (!) idea to put cement floor/walls in the crawl space under the stairs, so we have a small "cellar" in our otherwise basement-free house. A mere 5 steps down and 15-20 degrees cooler than the rest of the house!

katharine said...

behind the tv cabinet!

Barbara said...

We live in hot AZ so all of our storage must be indoors. I have ours in bedroom closets and linen closets.

Kathryn said...

Mostly in the pantry, with some on the top shelf of my closet.

Carolyn said...

The majority of my food starage is in the Basement. The rest is in my Kitchen.

Courtney said...

We keep ours on the floor in our kitchen pantry. Some smaller cans we keep under my daughter's crib.

Coordination Queen said...

Right now the big stuff is in the closet of the craft room and the rest of the stuff is in the 2 cabinet/shelving units we purchased off of ebay... still in the craft room.

Mandy said...

Mine is under my kids beds and the kitchen cabnits.

The Richardson's said...

In the pantry, I just built a house and had a spot especially made for it!

Anne said...

Mine is split between the laundry room and crawl space. Grocery items in the laundry room and buckets in the crawl space. Hoping to move soon and would have a whole room!!

Tay said...

Oh this would help so much with my cans! We have so many, it would be nice to have a few organized...

Sariah said...

Under kids beds, and in the Laundry room. The Majority is in my bedroom closet.

Raysha said...

We are renting a small place so the third bedroom (if you can call it that) is used for our pantry. We have all of our food storage in there.

supermomnocape said...

Most everything is in the kitchen... in cupboards and in storage cans and pails. Some is in our hall closet. The deep freeze is in the garage.

I plan on doing a lot of canning this summer so my husband is building shelving units to go in the spare bedroom.

Spencer Family said...

Mine is in the pantry. My pantrys TINY so I really need to find somewhere else to put my food storage. These consolidators would be a big help!

Kathleen said...

Our food storage is in our pantry and in the cabinets above or refrigerator and the basement.

Celeste said...

Our longer-term food storage (#10 cans of wheat) are under the beds, while the pantry storage is in a closet that serves as our pantry.

Kim and Aaron said...

In my pantry and lazy susan.

Nick said...

basement on lots of shelving units

Michael and Emily said...

I so hope I get lucky this time! Ours is in our pantry and downstairs.

Anna Oman said...

In the basement.

Barlow Family said...

In a crawl space under the stairs. I LOVE the Cansolidator, oh if I can be so lucky!

Jimmy, Laura, Anna and Megan said...

It's in the pantry, but it's definitely starting to get full!

Anita said...

Our food storage is primarily in the kitchen cabinets, but we are working on making closet shelving to accomodate more.

staceyk said...

ours is in the pantry, which needs some organization as we speak
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Jenny said...

Under our beds, in our linen closet and in every nook and cranny!

Michelle said...

Right now my food stoarge is mostly in the hall upstairs. I put it all in 5 gallon buckets about a month ago. We will be moving in a month so I didn't want to deal with "putting it away" until we make our move:)

Liz said...

Almost all of our food storage is in our utility room. However, recently we ran out of room and started storing #10 cans under our bed.

Nathanial and Jodi Warenski Family said...

My food storage is scattered right now. We have most of it in the pantry with over flow into the guest bedroom and then dome in the basement. I am working towards putting the majority of it in the basement; just waiting on the shelves.

cari said...

We keep ours in the guest closet where we've built in some shelves.

mamawilly said...

Most of my food storage is in the closet in my sons room. Not sure what I'll do when he's old enough to need the closet space, but for now it works great!

Neener Dog said...

Most of it is in our pantry.

Jen said...

I have a beautiful storage room in my basement. Nice and big, (almost) full of storage!

Nicki said...

Most of my food storage is in a closet in the basement. I have a few things in my garage that are waiting to be inventoried before they are offically "stored."

Dan and Melissa said...

Our food storage we did at the cannery is in our room, stacked in a corner. All the rest of our food is in our pantry in the kitchen.

Virginia said...

I have enjoyed finding your site. So many helpful ideas! Thanks for taking time to blog! Most of my food storage is in the crawlspace. These shelves are awesome and one can never have too many! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie Monroe said...

All of my food storage is in our kitchen pantry.

Angella said...

Most of my food storage is in my pantry, but I also have some in my garage and under my bed.

jani said...

A MESS in my basement...

Sharlyn said...

All our food storage is in our unfinished basement.

Alicia said...

In my basement piled in a closet.

Kristina said...

In our pantry, our very very small pantry. And some under our beds!

Heidi said...

In the cellar.

Scott in Washington said...

In the basement in buckets and on what was designed to be an entertainment center wall and has become our pantry.

Becky said...

In our master bedroom closet. (I also try to keep some in my tummy. :)

Alysia said...

My food storage is in our storage room (with all our other boxes). I have one shelf and am looking for ways to expand.

Penny@WickedBroke said...

Smaller canned items are in a pantry next to our kitchen. 5 gallon buckets are in the basement.

Amy said...

In the basement waiting to be "cansolidated"!

Sweetie Pie said...

Ours is in our pantry and master bedroom closet.

Kristen said...

we keep our food storage in the basement in cabinets.

Megs said...

We keep our food storage in a room in our basement. It stays nice and cool and dry down there.

Jana said...

We keep our food storage in the basement. We have a pantry for our 3 month supply so it gets rotated and everything else is stored in bulk in the back.

bjlkg said...

It's in the pantry, but growing fairly quickly out of it! So our emergency supplies and water are moving into my children's hall closet this week. :)

Mary said...

Mine's in the garage. I know it's not the best place, but better than none at all!

The Crazy Heads said...

Most of my food storage is in my garage where my car is suppose to be, that would be nice someday.

LeighSabey said...

Most long term storage is under our bed, and our 3-month stuff is crammed into our kitchen...we don't have a pantry, but have a lot of cabinet space. Every once in a while you open a cabinet and cans fall out, so I would love this cansolidator!

KJH said...

In my pantry. It's pretty big thank goodness!

West Family said...

It is in our basement. It is very easy to access and there is plenty of room to add more. I could really use one of these can rollers! Thanks for all you do on this blog:)

4littleladybugs said...

The majority of my food storage is in a closet under the basement stairs. I only have room to store a little in my kitchen.

SydneyMin said...

Most of it is in the basement, though some of it (powdered milk) is in our upstairs pantry.

nanci said...

In the basement, arranged nicely on shelves by my husband. Enough for 2 weeks is in the pantry.

Stefanie said...

I have 3 months plus worth in my basement that I wish was fully finished :) (between shelving and freezers)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would love to win a Cansolidator!

Our food storage is mostly in the basement utility room. We have one corner of the room designated for food storage. Since the floor is concrete in this room, we have laid a piece of vinyl flooring about 8'X10', so nothing will be touching the floor. It works for now...eventually, I would like to dedicate another room for our storage.

Joyce

Becca said...

We have a closet under the stairs that was a utility closet and now is our pantry.

megan said...

We Just moved into our new house and I'm totally excited about the shelves that were in the basement laundry area. I'm going to use them for food storage! YEA!:) I hope I win! I'd love to use the self reliance shelves there!!:)

Brooke said...

Oh, if only I had a spare bedroom to store my food storage! I currently keep mine under the stairs.

Kyle, Alli, Katie said...

I only have room to store things under the beds! (our bed is up on risers)

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Debi Putnam said...

In our food storage room downstairs. Also in our deep freezer. Unfortunately it doesn't get rotated as often as it should. This would help me a LOT!

Ange said...

We keep our food storage in our pantry. We have two shelves that are just for canned food, some small and a couple #10 cans.

Doug, Jessica & Nixon Anderson said...

Ours is mainly in our Pantry/Laundry room. Not many other places to put it right now.

Kelsie said...

Ours is in the basement and our little kitchen pantry.

Cyndy J said...

My stockpile is pretty much in our kitchen cabinets (we have a good size kitchen) and in our laundry room.

aliciaking said...

our major food storage is in our potential movie theater room...while our rotating food storage is in our walk-in storage closet!

Amy said...

I have a small kitchen so most of the food is stored in a hand-me-down wood cabinet in the basement.

Sara said...

The majority of our food storage is in our basement. We recently got some shelves, so there is some order to the madness, but about half is still scattered about the floor. Someday it will look nice and organized.

Bryce Beattie said...

Our food storage lives quietly in the basement.

Gaengy said...

I have food storage in my pantry and 2 bedroom closets. Great give away!

Sheena said...

Mostly in the kitchen and hall closet.

TMM said...

bulk items are stocked away in half the kid's closet (they don't hang many clothes) and the rest is regularly rotated through the pantry...

works for us :)

Team Hanni said...

Our is in two food storage rooms that need to be organized so bad!

Kristy said...

Ours is in our basement! I love having it down there, but it definately needs more organization.

D R Zinn said...

Cabinets and pantry. If I had more it'd be the garage.

ejemory said...

I'm fortunate enough to have a food storage pantry in my basement. It holds the majority of my supplies. I also have non-foods stored in the laundry room and more food in my kitchen pantry. Currently I have 12 wheat buckets residing under the edge of the bar in my dining area. I need to clean out the basement pantry a bit more to move it there.

Tara L. said...

In our hall closet. tspendlove@hotmail.com

Danielle said...

LOL...at the store! The little bit of food storage I have is in the pantry.

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Andrea :) said...

The majority of our food storage is crammed into a teeny-tiny little hall closet.

Angela said...

In the old coal storage room off the side of the house. A bit more in the kitchen.
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Kestrel said...

In our old apartment. I hate moving food storage.

Jennifer said...

We started with just our kitchen pantry, but it was too small. It got to the point that you would open the door and food would fall out--watch your head and your toes! We finally gave in and put up shelves in our second bedroom. So now we have an office/storage room. The joys of apartment living!

ccbtoddlvsdisney said...

I keep our excess food storage in our small bathroom that we don't use. I've been using coupons a lot more lately and have been able to stockpile quite a bit.

Sarah said...

The majority of our food sotrage is in a cupboard in the kitchen. I guess that would be considered a pantry, haha! :)

Megan G said...

Mostly under our bed!

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Brandon and Sarah Barros said...

We store ours on top of our kitchen cabinets (there's about a foot space to the ceiling). It helps me to remember to rotate it if it's already in the kitchen with me!

Rachelle said...

I just moved to the land of basements and love it. Tons of room down there for food storage!

We Are A Happy Family said...

Our food storage hasfound shelterunder my husbands train layout. in the spare room.

The Garden of Egan said...

In my little food storage room downstairs, in the cupboards, in the garage, in a spare bedroom, yikes, it's everywhere.

Emilee said...

in the basement

Alayne said...

Our food storage is currently in the pantry of our new home. We a relatively new to the food store thing, so as our store grows we will move it to the basement.

Camille said...

Now that we have a basement with a big empty storage space under the stairs, that's where it is! Yay! (I just wish if was more full.)

M and B said...

In the basement on some surprisingly sturdy (but old and rickety- looking) shelves that came with our house.
Thanks for the great site!

Kathi said...

The bulk of our food storage is in the pantry, in a closet, and in bags on the kitchen floor. I really need to get organized!

Laura B. said...

In the pantry and long term in the basement!

Candace said...

Pantry and the basement.

Jennifer said...

We just moved so we're in the process of turning a small basement bedroom into our storage room.

suwheat! said...

When my son left on his mission, my oldest daughter took over his room. When she moved out (but before my son came home from his mission), I took over the room as my food storage room. It is a really nice sized room and I was excited. After about a year of using it, I am out of room there, but that is where MOST of my food storage is. (My son wasn't all too happy to come home from his mission and find out he didn't have a room anymore -- only a hide-a-bed in the piano room). I also have all of my buckets of wheat and oats and powdered milk under the stairs in what used to be a children's play area. And then, my pantry downstairs is where the rest of it is.... I still need more space so that consolidator could be a good start to help with space problems! Love your website!

houstonmom said...

My pantry and storage room.

Olya said...

Ours is divided between our baby's room (in his closet) and the hallway closet.

I drive my tractor in pearls... said...

The majority is currently packed ready to move in our dining room :) There is still several months worth in my linen closets and laundry room....we still have to eat ;)

LAURA said...

awesome giveaway. mine is in our pantry.

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