8 Genius Lazy Susan Organizing Ideas For Your Home
A Lazy Susan is a round plastic or wooden tray that rotates. The purpose of a Lazy Susan is to make a variety of items accessible with a simple turn instead of rifling through everything to find one specific item.
A Lazy Susan organizer makes items easily accessible from the back and corner of a cabinet or surface. But a Lazy Susan is not meant to hold a lot of heavy items or it will wobble and not turn correctly.
They can be expensive so you don’t want to spend money on one if you don’t need one. But I’ll show you Lazy Susan organizing ideas so you can see how this item can work for your needs.
1. Use a Lazy Susan in a corner
Use a Lazy Susan in a corner of a pantry or corner cabinet that’s tough to reach. That way you can have access to items and you’ll never forget that you have them. For larger spaces, use a Lazy Susan with railings so items don’t fall off into the back of the cabinet.
2. Use it for spices and oils
Turn your Lazy Susan into a spice rack. You can fit a lot of small spice bottles or tall, thin oil bottles on one Lazy Susan.
3. Use it for tall items
If you don’t have a pantry, use the middle of a Lazy Susan to store taller items and surround them with smaller bottles or items. That way you can see the taller item.
4. Strategically arrange labels on a Lazy Susan
Place the items you put on a Lazy Susan with the labels facing out.
5. Install a Lazy Susan upside down
Place a Lazy Susan upside down inside a cabinet. Apply adhesive hooks around the edges or if you have a wooden Lazy Susan, use screws. This is a great way to hold cups and other hanging items in a cabinet.
6. Use a Lazy Susan in your office
Here’s a bonus hack for Lazy Susans. You can use a Lazy Susan for things other than pantry items. Use one in a studio or office to hold a phone or camera on a tripod. Put the Lazy Susan, tripod, and camera on a table and you will have an instant 360-degree recording option.
You can also use a Lazy Susan to organize your office closet or even items on your desk.
7. Choosing a size for your Lazy Susan
When choosing the size of a Lazy Susan, you want to purchase for a cabinet, look at the group of items you want to organize and measure approximately how much space you’ll need. Also measure your cabinet space to see what size Lazy Susan can fit.
For example, a 10-inch deep cabinet can fit a 10-inch diameter Lazy Susan.
8. Where to shop for Lazy Susans
Look in places like dollar stores for smaller Lazy Susans that can work in narrow cabinets. For larger and more durable Lazy Susans, try The Container Store, Walmart, Target, and Amazon and other home goods retailers.
Lazy Susan organizing ideas
I hope Lazy Susans can help you with your organizational efforts! Let me know below in the comments where you use Lazy Susans for organization and what you store on them.