Hardworking Lady: The Best of Lazy Susans

While putting together 10 Ways To Organize Under Your Sink and 10 Ways To Organize Your Pantry, I was struck by all the ways lazy susans were put to good use. To be frank, the lazyS has always stressed me out (the spinning!), but I'm eager to give it another whirl...

From across the web, here are some of my favorite lazy susan ideas.

  1. Picnic Basket Organize Your Stuff Now made a handy-dandy picnic caddy with spots for all your outdoor dining essentials.
  2. Lending Library Our own Katie Steuernagle created the Merry Go Round Book Caddy How-To to corral her kids' library books. So sweet and little-user-friendly.
  3. Shoe Carnival An impressive collection of shoes and an awkward closet situation practically demand a lazy susan for shoes. Home Depot has the full how-to.
  4. In Disguise The Kitchn featured a great idea from Lonny magazine: a lazy susan that's also a kitchen island!
  5. Craft Command Center A few years ago, we featured The Crafters File Box's DIY Lazy Susan Craft Station, and it is as charming as ever. They still have those adorable buckets for $1 at Target!
  6. Lazy Susan Sink Need I say more? Obviously, we all need one right away. The Kitchn has more information on this sadly discontinued model from Kitchen and Bath Artisans
  7. Computer Access Somehow I missed the Lazy Susan Laptop Edition from a few years ago, which is a shame because it's a great idea. It makes it easy to share what you're looking at with others, adjust for different viewing situations, and keep your precious laptop up and away from spills.
  8. Spring At Last Finally, 'tis not yet the season, but I had to mention my friend Leah Rosenberg's Modern + Minimal Seder Plate, made using an IKEA lazy susan and a label maker.

What's your favorite way to put a lazy susan to work?

(Image credits: Organize Your Stuff Now; Katie Steuernagle; Home Depot; Lonny; The Crafters File Box via Apartment Therapy; Kitchen and Bath Artisans via Goods Home Design; Lazy Susan Laptop Edition; Tess Wilson)

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