A lazy Susan is a rotary device that helps you make the most of your storage space. Lazy Susans are available in a variety of diameters, and are typically built from wood, metal or heavy plastic. They spin due to a ball-bearing core in the center, and you can use them to store a variety of containers of all sizes.
Lazy Susans can be placed all around your home. They are especially useful in deep cabinets where the space toward the back is often wasted. With a lazy Susan filling the area, you can simply turn it to access items you wouldn't otherwise be able to reach. When planning to use a lazy Susan, it's important to consider what items you'll load on it. Items should fit the surrounding space and not impede the rotation of the lazy Susan.
Placing a lazy Susan in a pantry is an effective way of keeping your canned goods and other food containers organized. If you use this area for storing heavy cans, ensure the lazy Susan is able to support the weight. A lazy Susan in your kitchen cupboard is ideal for holding food containers that you use frequently, such as spices, baking supplies, canned soups, sauces and even beverage containers.
Many people keep lazy Susans on their kitchen or dining room tables as an informal way of staying organized. Instead of setting the table with a variety of items for each meal, loading suitably sized plastic or tin containers for the spinning device can save plenty of time. Fill a tall container with cutlery and fill a large, low-sided container with such accessories and condiments as napkins, toothpicks, salt and pepper.
Other Storage Containers
Because of the lazy Susan's versatility, you can use it to store virtually any container that will fit on it. If you enjoy knitting or sewing, set a lazy Susan in your sewing room with containers of knitting needles, thread, yard and patterns. If you build plastic models, a lazy Susan with paint and glue containers, or containers full of different-sized razor blades may be handy. In an office, a desk-mounted lazy Susan with containers of pens, pencils, markers and other desk supplies will keep them within reach.
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