Lazy Susans are undoubtedly great space organizers, irrespective of their installation place. But what if they are themselves cluttered? If you’ve installed a lazy Susan inside your kitchen cabinet, you’ll likely face this problem!
From odd-sized pans & pots, spice jars, bottles, and lids to other cooking utensils, storing all this stuff incorrectly leads to a messy, lazy Susan cabinet.
- To organize your lazy Susan cabinet, lazy Susan bins and dividers are highly recommended.
- For your pans and pots, use heavy-duty pan racks. I also suggest replacing the current lids of pans/pots with universal lids.
- Store all like items together to maximize your lazy Susan cabinet storage.
So, how to organize a lazy Susan cabinet?
To organize your lazy Susan cabinet, use lazy Susan dividers or bins to group similar items together and prevent them from sliding around. Store heavy utensils and appliances in the lazy Susan’s lower tiers while keeping those frequently used at the top.
Continue reading for a detailed discussion, as unorganized lazy Susan cabinets aren’t anyone’s favorite.
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Table of Contents
- 1 How To Organize A Lazy Susan Cabinet?
- 2 How Do You Organize Pots And Pans In A Lazy Susan Corner Cabinet?
- 3 5 Tips To Ease Your Lazy Susan Cabinet Organization Game
- 4 How To Organize A Lazy Susan Cabinet FAQs
- 5 You Are All Set To Organize Your Lazy Susan Cabinet!
How To Organize A Lazy Susan Cabinet?
Let’s understand how to organize a lazy Susan cabinet with an example comprising overflow spice jars, squeeze containers for condiments, plastic mason jar lids, and metal rings.
To organize all these items, I’ll use 4 lazy Susan bins. You can place all these 4 bins on a single shelf (as I did) or on two if your bins are big.
These bins are a game changer due to their sturdy quality, transparent design, and raised walls that prevent your stuff from falling as you spin the lazy Susan.
- Lazy Susan Bin #1
I’d keep all the overflow spice jars in the first lazy Susan bin. These include those spices that don’t fit inside the main spice drawer underneath the stove or ones that may be required as soon as the drawer spices run out.
Tip: Here, you need not worry about the jar sizes or shapes, as you can add more bins for them if required.
- Lazy Susan Bin #2
The next lazy Susan bin will hold all the squeeze containers and glass jars that are usually used for storage. For example, sauces, condiments, etc.
- Lazy Susan Bin #3
Store all the plastic mason jar lids in the third lazy Susan bin. If you’re wondering why not in the blind cabinet, bins make them easily accessible and prevent anything from falling over them.
- Lazy Susan Bin #4
Lastly, the fourth bin is for the metal mason jar (replacement) rings that may only be required sometimes but should be kept handy for quick access when required.
That’s how you organize your lazy Susan cabinet, using bins for day-to-day items or hardly used ones. Also, I used the above items as examples, you can store anything you wish!
Tip: If you have a multi-tiered lazy Susan, place a lazy Susan divider on one shelf for your other regular pantry items, say, baking supplies, disposables, tea bags, etc.
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How Do You Organize Pots And Pans In A Lazy Susan Corner Cabinet?
What about the oddly sized cooking pots and pans? I knew you must be thinking about these!
These cooking pots and pans (along with their big lids) can’t be stored in lazy Susan bins or dividers. So, here’s what I suggest.
- For the non-stick pans, use a heavy-duty pan rack on the lazy Susan. This way, you can easily stack all your pans of varying sizes & depths at one place
- For other stainless steel pans, you can directly arrange them on the lazy Susan shelves
- Coming to the lids of these pans, I prefer turning them upside down on top of the respective pan. This places their knob/handle inside the pan
Note: If your pan rack is metal-based and heavy, ensure the lazy Susan is suitable to hold it. Else, it’ll likely break.
To summarize, organizing pots and pans in a lazy Susan cabinet is a little tricky and requires at least a metal organizer to store those oddly sized utensils in as little space as possible.
5 Tips To Ease Your Lazy Susan Cabinet Organization Game
Here are some cool tips to ease your lazy Susan cabinet organization game.
- Don’t buy pots and pans that are too large, if not necessary. Even if required, stack them according to type and size
- Consider universal pan lids to avoid too many lids to store
- If you want to shift more items from the countertops to the cabinets, go for a large lazy Susan
- Use more vertical space for storage
- Keep all like items together
How To Organize A Lazy Susan Cabinet FAQs
What To Store In A Corner Lazy Susan Cabinet?
Ans: Corner lazy Susan cabinets are good for storing small items. These easily fit in odd angles. Some examples include seasoning jars, cooking utensils, and other small items.
How To Organize Tupperware In A Lazy Susan?
Ans: You can organize your Tupperware products in a lazy Susan like you do for other products. That is, add the lazy Susan to the cabinet and place your Tupperware inside.
How Do I Maximize Storage In A Lazy Susan?
Ans: To maximize storage in a lazy Susan, I recommend using lazy Susan organizers with dividers that lets you group similar items together (spice jars, condiments, cans, bottles, etc.). This further ensures no item slides around.
Lazy Susan bins are also good to try. Unlike lazy Susan dividers, these bins are separately sold as transparent containers. You can store anything you want and place them on the lazy Susan to tidy up your kitchen.
You Are All Set To Organize Your Lazy Susan Cabinet!
Here you go. Kitchen storage is probably the biggest problem in every household. Every kitchen is infamous for such things, from pans and pots lying haphazardly over the countertop to the lids scattered here and there.
Even when you’ve got lazy Susan(s) installed inside your kitchen cabinets, you must organize it properly to maximize the storage available and utilize the “turntable” to its fullest.
If you agree, follow the above organizational tips for your lazy Susan cabinet and thank me later.