How to Use a Lazy Susan to Organize Everything in Your House
Make Suzy your new BFF.
Lazy Susans are old-school organizing must-haves that are here to stay. Not only do they offer compact-yet-accessible storage in the kitchen, but I feel confident that I speak for the masses when I say – there’s something so satisfying about sending lazy Suze on a super-speed swirl.
From the kitchen, to the living room and even the boudoir – here’s how to spin, swirl and twirl your way to a neat, orderly and accessible household.
Susan in the Kitchen
Emily Fazio, 2017
It’s no secret that lazy Susans and kitchen cabinetry go together like peanut butter and jelly. Another way to up your kitchen organizing game? Try sticking your milk, juice or condiments on a LS in the fridge! With one simple swirl of the Susan you’ll have everything at your fingertips – without stretching to reach the back of the fridge.
Susan in the Living Room
Keep your coffee table neat and never lose the remote again by adding a small Susan to your tabletop! Other items easily stored here? Coasters, candles, books and decorative trinkets galore.
Susan in the Bedroom
Our favorite space-saving Susan solution? A swivel-top station for your bedroom vanity. Keep your go-to glam products within reach and show them off, all at the same time! Our suggestion: opt for a sophisticated Susan to organize your vanity products – clear acrylic and sleek, brass finishes are our top design picks.
Susan in the Bathroom
Small bathrooms, simplified. Use a LS on the bathroom counter to store necessities like cotton balls, cotton swabs and hand soap. From there, go the extra mile and add a lazy Susan beneath the sink in the bathroom cabinets. Use this to store facial cleansers, haircare products and any extra shampoo and conditioner you have on hand.
Susan in the Closet
As mentioned above, swirling a lazy Susan is entertaining at all ages. Make the mornings more joyful by adding a LS to your closet for shoe storage. Pro tip: your children will love this. Add one to their closet and we wouldn’t be surprised if it cut down on the amount of times you must beg them to put their shoes on before heading out the door.
Susan in the Office
If there’s any space that needs to be organized, it’s the office. Add a tiered LS to your desktop, filled to the brim with your favorite pencils, must-have stationery and paper clips aplenty. Stressed out or coming up short on inspiration? Send Suze on a couple of whirls, take deep breaths and recollect.
Susan in the Craft Room
Yellow Spinning Caddy Used for Crafting Organization
This spinning caddy is actually built of a lazy Susan, cake pans, and candlesticks hot-glued together. To keep baker’s twine from tangling, Regina drilled a hole into each metal jar lid so one end of the twine can poke out.
Craft blogger Regina Easter created this spinning craft caddy from old cake pans and candlesticks to keep extra thread and sewing accessories perfectly organized. Genius!
Read More: 12 Amazing Craft Room Organization Ideas
Susan in the Pantry
Lazy Susans in Corner of Pantry
Wish you had a better solution for the dead-end space in the corner of your pantry? Lazy Susans to the rescue! This do-it-yourself pantry organization project by Emily Allison of Decorchick has us spinning with pantry envy. The circular discs are mounted to existing shelves to transform every inch into usable space.
Optimize pantry space by transforming awkward corners into handy storage carousels like Emily Allison of Decorchick did here. All you need are a few circular discs from your local craft store and some lazy Susan hardware to turn every inch into usable real estate. Tip: Try this trick in the garage, storage shed or any other utility space!
Vintage Grooming Station
A vintage test-tube rack keeps all your grooming tools neatly in one place. Brushes, nail polish and nail files fit perfectly in the test-tube compartments, giving your bathroom an organized look and keeping everything conveniently at your fingertips. Design by Melissa Hruska
Ladder Drying Rack
Laundry can take over your entire house. Rebecca Kuenzi solved that problem by hanging an old ladder from her ceiling, allowing her to dry her clothes in once place rather than scattered throughout her house.
Soda-Crate Toy Storage
Creating storage boxes from vintage items is simple. Holly Mathis attached casters to old soda crates, and placed her son's favorite toys inside. The crates fit nicely underneath the bed and provide easy access to his toys.
Decorative Soda Box
Stacking canned goods on top of each other isn't the most efficient way to find your favorite soup. Amy Williams uses an old soda box to store her cans. She covered the boxes with decorative paper, attached labels and cut openings in the back so older cans rotate to the front.