Today we’ll be discussing a genius invention with a surprisingly long history: the Lazy Susan! In fact, rotating platforms like these have been in use since the mid-1700s. Although technology has advanced by leaps and bounds since the 18th century, the design of the Lazy Susan has remained relatively unchanged. It’s a brilliantly simple device that can be just as useful in our lives today as it was back then.
Today I’ll be sharing 12 different ways you can use a Lazy Susan around the house. I hope this post provides some inspiration for how you can put one to good use in your own home! I’ll also share some easy instructions for making your own super simple DIY Lazy Susan. (Look for those at the end of this post!)
12 Brilliant Ways To Use A Lazy Susan
1. Spice Cabinet
I have a handful of spices and seasonings that I use frequently when I cook, and I keep those in the cupboard above my stove. It keeps them handy, but the cupboard is pretty high up, which makes it hard to reach the stuff that gets pushed into the back of the cupboard.
It recently occurred to me that I could solve this problem easily by putting in a Lazy Susan! That way I could just spin it to find what I needed, without having to struggle to reach way into the back.
2. Baking Supplies
Keep all your baking supplies on a Lazy Susan in your cupboard. Not only does that keep all your baking stuff in once place, but it also makes it easier to keep track of smaller items like sprinkles and vanilla extract.