Image attached
an expert

Connect with an elfa
expert right now


Work with an elfa expert
at your nearest store


Schedule an elfa installer to professionally measure your space*

* The fee for measuring is $50 for
unlimited spaces due at time of service.

Schedule installation if you've already purchased an elfa solution

Talk to
an expert*

An elfa expert will call you
within the next hour*

* During regular business hours of
Monday - Saturday 8:00AM - 8:00PM Central Time and Sunday 9:00AM - 7:00PM Central Time.
Live chat
with an expert

Chat with an elfa
expert right now

Talk to an expert

Email an expert

Schedule your installation

To schedule your installation, please call 888-202-7622 or fill out the form below.

Schedule your in-home measuring

To schedule your in home measuring appointment, please call 888-202-7622 or fill out the form below.
The fee for measuring is $50 for unlimited spaces due at time of service.

Schedule appointment

To schedule your installation, please call 888-202-7622.

Thank you

Got it! An elfa expert will get [call/email/text] you in the next 24 hours. Thanks for your interest!

Perfectly Organized Perks program Join our free POP! rewards program today!

Perfectly Organized Perks

Join today and get 15% off your purchase plus get the following Perks in the future.

  • $15 POP! Perks
  • Birthday and anniversary gifts
  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • Surprise Perks

Enter your email to get started.

Already a POP! member? Sign In to view your Perks.

*Place order online, by phone, or in store. Spend $75 or more on merchandise ( excluding tax, Gift Cards, eGift Cards, POP! Perks, and installation and services) in a single transaction and receive free standard shipping to a single address in the contiguous United States. The offer will be automatically applied and cannot be used toward a TCS Closets® or Business Solutions purchase. Due to size and weight restrictions, some items cannot be shipped or may have additional shipping fees that will still apply.


  • Expand-A-Shelf
  • &
  • &
  • Expand-A-Shelf
  • &
  • &
Roll over to zoom
Click to view larger

FREE shipping on orders $75 or more
See shipping options

Free Pickup
16 in-stock at Reston
Check other stores

Same-day Delivery
Not Available for Delivery
See delivery details



Product Information

By raising items up to where you can spot them, our three-tiered shelf makes things in the back easier to find. It will expand to custom-fit your cabinet space. Each Expand-A-Shelf features three tiers - your shelf surface creates a fourth storage tier. It accommodates spice bottles, small canned goods or jars.

  • Expands from 14" to 27"


Made In:



  • 14"-27" x 8" x 4-1/4" h

Related Items

We Also Recommend


Expand-A-Shelf is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 120.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transformed my pantry! Love how I am now able to store more items in view on my limited shelf space. These are a perfect fit thanks to expanding design. They easily wipe clean, too.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Creates so much room! I love that it can fit in so many different spaces for different applications!
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expand A Shelf This product is exactly what I was looking for to organize all my spices. Now I don't have to move several spices to find the one I want to use.
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic!! i bought the original expand-a-shelf to display my funko pop's to save space, and they fit perfectly! i love that it's able to expand so that as my collection grows, i'll be all set for a while longer! and the expandable part is also removable so you don't have to keep them side by side. depending on the depth/width of each funko pop, i can fit about 4 on each level comfortably. you could possibly squeeze 5 on one level. the first bottom level is a little shorter in depth than the top two levels. the display is plain white, so it looks clean. feels sturdy. works great for my purpose. plus i can't complain about the nice sale price.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good idea This is a great product, unfortunately my cabinets are too shallow for it.
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great - unless you have wire shelves! This expanding shelf unit makes it much easier to see/find all of my canned goods. And the fact that the shelf holds even my largest cans is a real plus. However, I have wire shelves in my pantry, and the unit kept falling through the spaces between the wires. So I had to put a piece of cardboard on the pantry shelf to keep the three-tiered shelf upright.
Date published: 2014-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from durable I've taken this item with me through several moves; fits in my cabinets or pantry. Still in very good shape and still a great organizer.
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Mason Jars Organized pantry a la Mason jars and cute labels (Pinterest). Only shelf I found with wide enough shelves. Sturdy. Adjustable and length is great. Really accomplished goal of space saving and could see labels well.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It holds all my cans and it looks great in my pantry!
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Room-saver, Spice Storage I really like the smaller size for spices, it allows me to see all the labels instead of only the tops. Plus, when you go to grab a spice jar you don't knock other ones over. The larger size is great for cans and allows you to see labels in the back. It prevents things from getting lost in the back. Unfortunately, I recently moved into a very old building and the cabinets are 1/4" too small for the large size to fit :( I never had a size issue in more standard size cabinets in the past.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Economical & Works Well This was a perfect solution to my canned food storage in my deep (but skinny) pantry. It is solid, and the width expansion helps make use of all available space. It's also by far the most economical solution I could find. Would buy again.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Wasn't sure how much difference these would make, since the tiers aren't significant height, and neither are we. Wow, were we surprised. The spices stay on the shelves, and truly makes it much easier to see what you have, and snap up quickly. If your cabinets aren't very wide you may need to disassemble the shelves, as we did, but well worth the effort. PS - clear box on top shelf is the well priced container store shoe box, that can be bought by the case...
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made in USA handy item This is great in the cupboard. The fact it is inexpensive but so useful is a bonus! Made in the USA is a great selling feature for me.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stopped doubling buying... This shelving system made it possible for me to see ALL of my canned goods, which then solved the problem of me double buying products...not to mention, it only takes a quick scan to figure out what additional items I need for recipes!
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Purposeful The product is good but I think the width of the shelves should be a little wider to accommodate bigger cans.
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase! I purchased the Expand-A-Shelf. Few weeks ago, and it has been a great purchase! I expand it or shorten it according to the items I'm currently storing in my pantry. The shelf has allowed me to access my snack jars more easily without digging to the back to find what I'm looking for. The Expand-A-Shelf also allows my children, ages 2 and 5 to find what they're looking for without frustration.
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this shelf! I can find everything now! I used the Expand A Shelf in my pantry, before I was digging to items behind items - not being able to see anything. With the Expand A Shelf everything is in view and with the slide out it fit in snug and made for a custom look.
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Fits well and right size for all those larger cans. Great way to see what you need before going shopping.
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Absolutely love these! I reorganized our whole pantry and I have so much more room now and I can actually see what canned goods I have! For years, I would have to move all the cans just to find out that I didn't have something. Now I have them all where I can see them and organized by item on the shelf. So happy I bought these!
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This!!! This is the best pantry organizer ever, and I only regret I didn't get this sooner! Everything is now visible and easily accessible and it has created tons of extra room in my otherwise cluttered and messy pantry shelf. It slides out to perfectly fit inside my pantry, so the cans don't fall of the sides, as they would with ones that don't expand. The steps are so deep they will hold a large jar of peanut butter. Everyone needs one of these!
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Pantry Organizer I first purchased my Expand-a-Shelves more than 15 years ago when I moved into my house. They still work wonderfully and have not yellowed, cracked, or broken. I've used them in many clients' houses and they all agree -- these shelves are the most helpful pantry organizer ever!
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for deep pantry shelves This shelf made things accessible all the way to the back of the pantry. I love it!
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great solution for lots of possible uses I am a collector of miniature liquor bottles. My challenge was... how to display my thousands of pieces on several shelves, so that the viewer can still see each bottle. I was considering commissioning staggered shelves to a carpenter, but that would have cost a fortune. Trying my luck, I went to The Container Store.... and TADAAA... I found exactly what I was looking for, at a fraction of the cost and looking great! Expand-a-shelf comes in 2 ideal sizes. Easy to install, easy to clean and very affordable. It fits almost all cabinet or shelf sizes. Great solution!
Date published: 2014-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A simple and perfect solution! I bought the large expand a shelf for my sister when we converted an old TV armoire into a pantry for her. It made all her canned items visible and neatly stored. She loved the shelf so much that I bought my mother four shelves for her pantry. My mother loves them so much she says she opens the pantry just to "gaze upon their beauty"! Seriously, you CANNOT go wrong with these shelves. Instead of viewing a sea of can-lids, you can see exactly what you're looking for - do NOT hesitate to purchase!
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for pantry and shelves Nice wide shelves and it's expandable. Great product.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I had been looking for a product like this for a long time. I already had the smaller type for smaller things but this is perfect for the larger regular size canned foods and many other things. I am glad I went ahead and bought 2 of them.
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have I love the expand a shelf, my cabinets are neat and tidy and I can see what I have in there.
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best quality I have several of these, and bought these 2 shelves as a gift for a friend who asked for some like mine. You can find similar shelves at discount stores but not of this quality. You guys are great, and shipped quickly. I appreciate your service!
Date published: 2013-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and tidy I love this product! I held off buying more to see if it would work in our pantry. It is above my expectations! I will be purchasing more of these to finish our pantry!
Date published: 2013-09-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from wasted height This product with wider ledges had a lot of appeal for me because I had cans, jars and bottles that I wanted to store. However the depth (13 inches) was the same depth as my kitchen cabinets. This meant that I had no cabinet space in front of the shelf (Which would have made it possible to use the full height of the cabinet for tall bottles. Basically, the height of the first riser was wasted space. I would think carefully (and measure twice) before selecting this expanda shelf.
Date published: 2013-08-15
  • y_2018, m_8, d_15, h_13
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_2, bvpage2n
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_120
  • loc_, sid_10000696, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_containerstore

Community Q&A

How deep is each tier, from front to back?

Asked by: azuki
The bottom and middle tier are 2-7/8'' D, and the top tier is 3-1/2'' D.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2018-03-26

What are the dimensions?

Asked by: joyjourn
Our Expand-A-Shelf measures 14" to 27" w x 8" d x 4-1/4" h.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-03-13
  • y_2018, m_8, d_15, h_13CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_2
  • loc_, sid_10000696, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LOCALE, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_containerstore

© 2018 The Container Store. Prices and availability are subject to change from the time and date you print this page 08/17/2018.

Back to Top
If you are using a screen reader and are having problems using this website, please call 888-266-8246 for assistance.
©2018 The Container Store® Inc.   All rights reserved. Use of this site signifies your acceptance of The Container Store® Website Privacy Rights.
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act