I am lucky enough to have a large walk in pantry in my kitchen. When we first moved into this house I thought there was no way I could ever fill it up. But low and behold, I did. In no time at all!

Lucky for me, I am also a little OCD about organization. I had a lot of lazy susans in the pantry for storage of canned goods, spices, etc., and they work great.

On a recent trip to the Container Store, I discovered Neat Things Expand-A-Shelf, and bought two in the 14″-27″ x 8″ x 4-1/4″ h size. In addition to the appealing idea of stacking the canned goods, so it is easier to find, was the fact that the shelf expand to double length! So you can use it in a small area, or really stretch it to the size you need.

As you can see, they work great, but not quite wide enough for normal size cans.

In a genius moment, I decided to use one in my bathroom, where all my lotions and potions just sat out, they are now stacked, and so much neater, and easier to locate what I want.

I went back and got the Mega Expand-A-Shelf, which is 13″-25″ x 11-5/8″ x 6-1/8″ h, and as you can see, I can still stock up on more canned goods and it makes much better use of my space than a lazy susan.

I am happy, happy, happy. Just in time for all those extra canned goods I will be buying for the holiday cooking/baking that’s about to commence.

So, if you are looking for a great storage idea, check out the expand-a shelves at the Container Store, or amazon.com, if you don’t have a Container Store in your area.

Don’t you be judging my pantry!