Monday, August 24, 2009

Shelf Reliance = Shelf Love

Excuse me, but my Alzheimer's is showing.

Awhile back, a lovely woman from Shelf Reliance contacted me and offered me the opportunity to try out one of their “CanSolidator Pantry’s”, review it on my blog and then give one away to one of my lucky readers! Being the compulsive organizer that I am, and the fact that I enjoy myself a good giveaway----I said “Yes!”

They, being the fabulous company that they are, sent me one right away, which I enthusiastically put together, put it on my shelf, put the cans in and----- photographed the whole process for my blog.

Here’s where the plan jumps the tracks, so to speak. Let’s be clear here. I like the tracks. I like it when all the cars stay on the track and make scheduled arrivals and departures. I like it when I get to make that schedule and everyone is in agreement that life is better ON the tracks and on MY schedule. I am a track HUGGER, people. When people say things like, “Change of plans” or “I have mono and I am coming home for the summer and then I am calling off my engagement” or “Your Dad is in the hospital again”, its like their cars are merging with or smashing into mine WITHOUT my permission! All the cars are just everywhere, all willy-nilly, coming and going as they please and, and, and…… and it makes me want to just lay down on the tracks and suck my thumb.

Sorry—metaphor overload. Anyhoo-----------

I just plain forgot about it.

Until, lovely Sara shot me an email, kindly reminding me of our agreement. I feel so sheepish. So here, about 3 months late, is my VERY ENTHUSIASTIC review of Shelf Reliance’s “CanSolidator Pantry”. ( You can click on that and it will take you to their site)

Does anyone else get ridiculously excited when they get a package in the mail?


No? It probably has something to do with living in the forest, on a hill, in the middle of nowhere Montana. {sigh}

The beautiful box inside the box….


The beautiful parts inside of the beautiful box, inside of the other box.


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The beautiful, handsome boys, putting the beautiful parts that were inside the beautiful box---together


My shelf before…..



My beautiful shelf AFTER!!!!!

(cue singing angels in background)

Here’s the description from their website:

Featuring SmarTrac technology, the Cansolidator Pantry is a front loading system that automatically rotates up to 40 cans. This adjustable, expandable, stackable system takes the hassle out of can rotation and allows you to organize cans the way YOU want. The Cansolidator is easy to assemble and guarantees a more organized pantry in minutes. Sturdy, compact, and reliable, the Cansolidator Pantry is the perfect stand-alone solution for any pantry.

The Cansolidator Pantry holds both small and medium cans. To determine which can size(s) you'll be storing, please refer to our can sizing chart.
Depth: 16.5"
40 Cans

I LOVE this system and this company. They have thought of everything and make it so easy to not only store food smartly but they even have a program where you can plug in how much you want to spend each month on food storage and what you want to store and mail it to you accordingly!! I realize that not everyone is into storing food but as I watch the news and natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, where people are forced to get by on what they have instead of going to the store-----I just think be prepared is the best option. And while I am at it---this system keeps me organized with the ability to not only see what I have but ability to use what I store so nothing goes to waste.

Hopefully you can stay tuned for a giveaway here soon…….


I can’t wait to get around blog land and catch up with all of you!


Sue said...

I must say...That looks like something I can use! My grocery cupboard is a disaster in the making.


PS. I did have to laugh at your memory lapse. I am becoming increasingly prone to them myself.

Scrappy Girl said...

That is REALLY cool...would be a great addition to a pantry...I hate my current can situation. It reminds of the new soup section in our Walmart...

The Garden of Egan said...

I would love that, I was on their site looking at their huge #10 can shelves. I was drooling.

Nice post, some your Alzheimers gets better!


Cherie said...

Good to see you back!! Hope all is going well. I know your pantry is doing great!!!

Devri said...

Glad you are back! looks great, don't worry I am addicted, I will stay tuned! lol

Mikki said...

so cool! Lucky you, I'm a bit jealous.
Hope things are going well, or perhaps getting better?
Hang in there!!!

onlymehere said...

I smiled when I saw this bz when things are on their side my labels have to be facing the left so that I can read them better and it puts my date codes in full view! How silly is that?! I'm glad this system works for you. I'm fortunate to have a fruit room that has wood shelves that I designed for specific cans and it works for me. I always say that having a food storage is as good (or better in a disaster) than money in the bank! You go girl! Me

Karen Sue said...

A little while ago...ok, so maybe it was quite a while ago, I had #3 empty out the cupboard with all the cans and such in it..stuffed to the gills and still'nothing to eat'. and paint the inside of that dark cupboard...and I had him leave all those cans and packages on the dining room table. Hubby accused me of taking the lazy way out by not putting them away, but now I can see everything and use some of it up and toss some that is older than I am comfortable with and I should have an idea what it in there. Actually looking for a shelf that would pull out, but hoping to redo the kitchen within 5 years, so not wanting to invest too much right now...ENJOY your or-can-ization!!

LKP said...

yeah, have missed you & your updates around here! hope this summer's tracks have all been sorted and re-aligned properly...or to what feels more ideal =). keep me posted on when the giveaway is & what hoops i gotta jump! good to have you back.

Lisa Loo said...

Oh it is good to be back and hearing from ALL of you!

Sue--does the buddy system work with Alzheimers? If it does--I would like to be YOUR buudy please.

Scrappy Girl---me too!! I look at my shelf and everytime I think--OOOO--soup shelf!

Cherie--how is my favorite tour guide? I wish I had a pantry--one of these days I will share what serves as my pantry with all of you...

Devri--oh good--addiction is not always a bad thing dontcha know...

Only me--you know you are already my hero--the things you do with wood set my heart to racing.....

Karen Sue--LOVE it!! Necessity is the mother of invention

LKP--thank you for understanding my track issues. I am working on it. Go enter the giveawy babe!!

I usually don't come back and comment on comments cuz I wonder if anyone comes back to re-check--I know--way too much thinking--

Garden baby--I hear your drool and see you a slobber. Those #10 shelves haunt my dreams. Go enter the giveaway!