Up until now you may have stored your tinned goods upside down. This was a trick pioneered by the Tinman in 1976, who claimed that the effect of gravity on the contents over time will make for a much easier egress upon opening the tin, with the contents being stacked against the opening instead of the opposite end.
Upside down you’ll never frown, upside up you’re a fucking clown - the Tinman, 1976
Despite its obvious advantages there are a growing number of critics who claim that the effect is diminished by having to rotate the tin upright again in order to open it, particularly if the tin doesn’t have a ring pull thus requiring a tin opener.
The solution is to simply shake the tin prior to opening. This will loosen the contents to a greater benefit than that of the Tinman’s technique, and negates entirely the need for the tin being stored in a particular orientation prior.