Kitchen Organizing with Lazy Susans


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Well, today is my official day back at normal life. The big boy is back at school and I’m back to the daily routine with the baby boy. How many days is it until Spring Break? Not that I’m counting or anything. Now that the holidays are over it’s time to get my home back in order too. January always seems like a great time to clean and organize. In Colorado it’s usually super cold and if I am trapped in doors I might as well be productive!

One of my favorite tricks to organizing the kitchen (I have many!) is to use lovely turntables. I’m going to show you three different ways I organize the kitchen with a Lazy Susan.

Organize The Kitchen Three Different Ways With A Lazy Susan

When I moved into my new home I was a little disappointed to discover I had no pantry. Ok….I was a lot disappointed. My last home had one and I LOVED it. So I was left with the challenge of storing my canned good items. I started looking at my two oddly shaped upper corner cabinets.

Organize Canned Goods in Upper Corner Cabinets with Lazy Susan

I tried storing dishes in there first but it was so awkward. It was also incredibly hard to reach items in the very back of the cabinet. But then this idea hit me! A big 18-inch Lazy Susan would be perfect for this space. I could reach all the items with easy and double my capacity by stacking.

Organize Canned Goods with Lazy Susan

In my other upper corner cabinet I used the same size turntable for our mugs.  Mornings are more fun when you spin for your favorite coffee mug. 😉 Even with the giant Lazy Susans, I still have space on the sides in both upper cabinets to store items.

Organize Coffee Cups with Lazy Susan

The next area I use a turntable is under the kitchen sink. One simple spin and I can easily organize and access all of my cleaning supplies. I’ve discovered a smaller, 9-inch Lazy Susan is the perfect size for this tight space.

Organize Under Kitchen Sink Cleaning Supplies with Lazy Susan

Another great place for a small Lazy Susan is the refrigerator. Yep, you read that correctly. Have you ever thought to put one there? You should…and here’s why.

Organize Condiments with Lazy Susan

It’s a great place to store and organize condiments for two reasons. One they’re easier to find and two it saves more space on the refrigerator door. Plus you don’t lose those super small jars in the back of the fridge! 😉

Those are just some of the ways I use Lazy Susans to keep this home organized but the possibilities are endless really. Bathrooms? Linen closets? Garage?

How do you use a Lazy Susan to organize your kitchen?

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  1. Laura, I was just thinking the other day how I could use several lazy susans in my kitchen cabinets. You just proved to me that yes indeed I do! Pinning to share.

  2. Lazy susans are so useful! You’ve reminded me to garb mine and start using it. I’ve never thought about putting the coffee cups on it.. That would be a huge help in our house:) Great tips..pinning!

  3. I love using lazy susans! We have them in a couple of places, but I’ve never thought ot use one in the fridge. Great idea! Thanks for the tips!

  4. I don’t know how the Lazy Susan got it’s name, but it sure is a great tool to keep things organized and right at hand! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Laura,
    I am so glad you suggested a Lazy Susan for organization. Our home is so tiny and we need to use every inch of space possible.

  6. fabulous idea, i use them in the pantry but need to start using them in the fridge, I am always loosing stuff. Pinned.

  7. I need this in my fridge for the pickles. My girls eat pickles like crazy. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Laura! Pinning!

  8. Love it – so simple, yet so efficient! I need to look for some on my next thrift store run.

  9. Love the idea of using Lazy Susans to organize. I particularly like the idea of using them in the refrigerator. We always have containers of cream cheese, flavored butters, containers of pickle relish, fruit dip, garlic, etc. that are small and which get lost at the back of the fridge where we forget about them.

    I am thinking a leftover Lazy Susan…for storing those leftovers we always forget to eat until they become biological experiments.

  10. I love lazy Susans and use them in my pantry and cupboards! I really love how they make better use of the space and help me see what I have. I miss having a big pantry too!

  11. Great uses for lazy susans in the kitchen! We appreciate you sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinning and tweeting to share. Have a great week!

  12. Oooh.. That’s a great idea for my spices especially.. it’s a mad house in there… Found your link on #HomeMattersLinky party

  13. When we bought our house it came with a giant lazy susan in a large corner cabinet that would have been impossible to store things in otherwise and I love it. I never thought of the options for putting them other places!

  14. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party last week! I love the idea of putting them in the fridge, being short if something gets shoved to the back of the fridge I have little hope of reaching it! I loved this post so much it is the featured post in next weeks party! Hope to see you there! 🙂

  15. HELP! Where are you gals getting Lazy Susan´s from? I have been looking for a long time and have not seen any. Rubbermaid used to have them for sale in every kitchen department everywhere. Now they are scarce as hens’ teeth! Thanks in advance for the help. Barb Karr

    1. Hey Barbara! I have a couple links in my post. Just click where I describe both of my lazy susans and you should find a bunch to shop from. Happy Shopping!

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