When you think of a Lazy Susan in its simplest form, a spinning base with an attached platter, you probably think of a 1960s kitchen. Today, they still top tables and live in kitchen cabinets as easy storage for pots and pans.
But what else can they do? Turns out, Susan is not so lazy after all. In fact, add a few compartments and watch it transform into a brilliant storage solution from salt and pepper shakers to high-heeled shoes.
Lazy Susan: In the Kitchen
It’s no secret these devices get the most twirl in the kitchen.
And, it makes sense. The overall design of a lazy Susan fits kitchen cabinetry perfectly. But there are other ways to ramp up the game as far as how it is utilized in the kitchen.
First, it’s important to address basic proper usage of a lazy Susan. If you are looking to install one in your cabinet as a turn table, they work best in those “hard to reach” corners of a pantry. That’s because they allow for extra space and make items such as spices and cooking oils easily available.
As an organizational life-saver, it’s best to use a Lazy Susan for its given purpose. Group all like food together (i.e. baking supplies, condiments, etc.).
But, here’s something cool: place a Lazy Susan in your refrigerator, and you automatically free up a lot of space. Place bulkier, harder-to-reach items like milk, orange juice, and condiments and instantly have them at your fingertips.
Lazy Susan usage doesn’t have to be limited to just food items. Get creative with the spinners for serving purposes. Grab a few mason jars of various sizes and use them to hold forks, knives, and spoons and place them on the turntable.
Or, keep your counters neat by using a small Lazy Susan for candles, cookbooks, and other forms of décor. This can also be applied to other areas of the home, such as the living and dining rooms.
Lazy Susan: In the Bedroom
Show off your go-to glam items with a Susan storage solution.
This swivel-top station is perfect for your bedroom vanity. These not only free up drawer space, but also put items back into easy reach. Try with a swanky Lazy Susan in clear acrylic, brass, and/or other high-brow textures.
If you don’t necessarily want one on display, no worries. These work just as well as closet organizers. Consider adding a multi-tiered turntable to your closet for shoe, bag, and/or belt storage. This will free up space.
Lazy Susan: In the Bathroom
Simplify a small bathroom by adding a Lazy Susan. Use on the bathroom counter to store necessities such as cotton balls, cotton swaps and hand soap. Create a faster morning routine by storing facial cleansers, haircare products and any other necessary supplies.
Invest in a small turntable to store your medications. This can not only help you stay organized, but also on track for proper dosages. And, if you have counter space, consider using a Lazy Susan to set up your own apothecary shop. Use small plants, and fill jars with soaps.
Say goodbye to the days of bending down and craning your neck to get under-the-sink access to cleaning supplies. Use a Lazy Susan to house your various supplies. You can even use them to hold laundry items such as detergents, dryer sheets, and fabric softeners.
Lazy Susan: In the Office
Lastly, if there’s any space in need of serious organization, it’s probably the office.
Add a tiered Lazy Susan to your desktop. Fill it with various containers for storing pens, pencils, clips, and other important supplies. Or use it as a vehicle to place your mugs and other beverage cups to keep your electronics out of harm’s way.
If your occupation is more on the creative side, make a turntable craft station. Invest in a couple of cute buckets and fill them with your necessary stationery, paint brushes, paper, and more.
Lazy Susan: In the Home
To sum it up: if you haven’t considered a Lazy Susan for a while, it’s time to give it a whirl.
These household storage devices might be small, but their storage capacity is mighty. By adding a turntable to any room of the home, you instantly free up space that is clutter-free. They are sold in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes and textures allowing for an instant match that blends with nearly every room.
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