One of my favorite things to use for kitchen organization is a lazy Susan . A lazy susan is a kind of turntable. Placing one on a cabinet shelf can make it easier to reach items at the back. A lazy Susan is particularly useful for small items such as spices, but I also use it for canned foods. . A lazy susan is a kind of turntable. Placing one on a cabinet shelf can make it easier to reach items at the back. A lazy Susan is particularly useful for small items such as spices, but I also use it for canned foods.
Now, it is well known that round storage items waste space because they do not utilize the corners. However, I have found that the sacrifice is worth while for being able to reach items, and I often do utilize the front corners at least by placing an item (such as a bottle of vinegar) there.
I have a couple of lazy Susan’s in a pantry cupboard. The shelves are narrow and deep and accessing the items can be a challenge. One of my upper cabinets has a lazy Susan on the bottom shelf which holds bottles of vitamins. I find it especially useful for those. I just spin the turntable and grab the bottle I need. It’s helpful if you return the bottle to the turntable with the label facing out. Then you know just which one to grab the next time. I also use lazy Susan’s in other areas of the house such as the linen closet where I use one to store extra bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
Other places where you might want to consider using one is under a sink, in the refrigerator, or in the laundry room.
Do you like to use lazy Susans? What do you use them for?