Do you have a Lazy Susan? Yeah, I’ve got one, too. Is yours organized? Yeah, same here.
Built-in Lazy Susan’s can be a mixed blessing. They utilize otherwise hard to reach back corners, but they are also a challenge to efficiently fill. While my Lazy Susan won’t be winning any beauty contests (I’m still itching to upgrade my 30 year old kitchen), I do make her work pretty hard.
First, there’s my secret hiding spot for scissors. Using some 3M Command Hooks, my scissors stay put on the inside panels. No more digging through the junk drawer to find them!
Immediately above my well-placed scissors, I have four crucial ingredients: quick cook oats, raisins, vanilla, and cinnamon. By grouping ingredients for my favorite breakfast meal all together, it only takes me about two minutes to mix up a healthy breakfast, Even though these ingredients could be placed within their categories elsewhere (cereal, snacks, spices), they hang out together only steps from the milk that’s in the fridge for no-fuss prep.
My last little secret in the Lazy Susan is the double duty that my ibuprofen bottle serves. Yes, it contains my favorite miracle drug, but it also stores rubber bands, which would otherwise much up the junk drawer. The bottle is the perfect size for the bands to hug, which keeps them neat and tidy.
Does your Lazy Susan have any secrets?
Get Organized wishes to thank Darla DeMorrow for contributing this post. Darla DeMorrow is an award winning Certified Professional Organizer®, Color With No Regrets consultant, decorator, author, speaker, and owner of HeartWork Organizing. She helps her clients to reclaim control and add beauty in their lives, their homes, and their workplaces. Request your free 31 Simple Tips for Organizing Space, Time and Paper & Information at www.HeartWorkOrg.com. Her book for new moms, ”The Pregnant Entrepreneur”, is available in hardcopy and e-book.