I recently rediscovered the genius invention that is a lazy susan and I am never going back! They have great functionality by allowing you to use corners effectively and keep spaces tidy. There should be one in every room and closet (#lifegoals of an organizing freak). I hope to inspire you with my ideas and help you decide how you can use them in your home. The opportunities are endless with these rotating surfaces. Take a look at the ways I use mine, and also how I jazzed mine up a little with a simple DIY. Trust me on this you guys, the lazy susan is back!
DIY Your Lazy Susan
Before I show you how to utilize your lazy susan, I want to go over this quick and easy DIY. Consider doing this if you plan to have yours on display. Otherwise, keep scrolling to see the ways you can utilize this nifty tool!
Instructions for Lazy Susan DIY
- Starting on the inside of the rim, press rope into a small strip of glue
- The glue dries fast, so only do a few inches at a time
- Be sure to press the rope firmly into the glue as it dries
- Continue this step by working your way over the edge
- I covered the bottom of mine (gray area), but it can be left as is
How to Utilize your Lazy Susan
Bathroom counters can get cluttered fast! Using a lazy susan helps keep all items contained in one space. This gives the illusion of order and tidiness, while keeping your daily products handy. Bonus, I am more likely to take my vitamins when they are out for me to see.
You know why I have more than 3 bottles of white wine vinegar? I wasn’t using a lazy susan in my pantry, and things like vinegar got shoved to the very back where I couldn’t see. Now I can do a little spin to check our inventory when making our grocery list.
As you read in my Laundry Room Organization post, I use a rolling cart to keep my supplies organized and handy. However, a cart might not work in your space, so how about a lazy susan? This allows you to see everything at once and get your laundry done fast and efficiently.
Dogs need organization too! Use a few lazy susans in your linen closet to organize your dog products, cleaning supplies, or your medicine. This is especially handy if you have wire shelving like we do.
A lazy susan in your fridge helps prevent your condiments from falling into that mysterious black hole. SO MUCH BBQ! It also makes it easier to grab everyone’s favorite sauce at one time. Just grab it from the fridge and set it on the table for dinner.
If you are looking to take a deeper dive into the kitchen, check out my previous post: Organize your Kitchen
I believe craft rooms are meant to have some clutter, but it can quickly get overwhelming. A lazy susans help keep supplies contained and reachable. This would be especially handy when doing crafts with kiddos. Fill it up with their supplies, and place it in the center of the table. Now they can reach everything they may need.
There is nothing I hate more than digging through our spices! And why do we have so many containers of Cumin?! This DIY-ed lazy susan is a cute way to contain all our cooking staples without me having to grab the step ladder. Also, how cute are these spice containers? Here’s the link.
PARTY TRAY! Use a lazy susan at your next party or BBQ to help keep your utensils organized and easily accessible.
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Ooh I like that idea! Great find Meg 🍁🎃🌽
Glad you like it!
It’s about time someone brought this lazy girl back!! Love the idea of decorating her to be more stylish!