How to make your own can rotation system tutorial.

This is a guest post from my friend Danielle at Motherhoodmania! Have you wanted a better way to store your cans than stacked all over? Plus, you need to keep them rotated so that the last one in, is the first one out!

I am totally crazy about this and have a set up that I love and works well for me. You can see it here.

But if you want to make your own it is really easy!

Cardboard Can Rotator:

Supplies: You can use any cardboard boxes you have but I have found those that are used and bent are harder to use. You can easily purchase a 14x14x14 box in the office section of Wal-Mart for approx. 67 cents. They are perfect to use for this project!

  • Need cut and have:                                          Also will need:
  • 2- 14×14 cardboard pieces                                   Utility (Exacto) Knife
  • 2- 7×14 cardboard pieces                                     Elmers Glue
  • 2- 5×11 cardboard pieces                                     Popsicle Sticks
  • 1- 2×7 cardboard piece                                         Ruler
  • 1- 5×7 cardboard pieces                                       Pencil
  • 1- 2×5 cardboard piece

To see the directions and more photos visit Motherhoodmania!


  1. Steven Fitzgerald says

    Hello Tiffany,

    Niffy idea!

    I think you are referring to the “FIFO” principle of food storage which translates into “First In – First Out”, not as you stated “last one in, first one out”, which is “LIFO” and a technique used in accounting to lower taxes. 😉

    Since most people do not know the actual age of a canned food product, unless you can interpret the can codes, using the “FIFO” technique for stock rotation, is really a crap shoot, but hopefully better than nothing.

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