If only we could all be called lazy and actually be doing something helpful. Right? I would love that. But unfortunately, my definition of being lazy is not changing out of my pajamas and laying on the couch all day. Which I’m currently doing… Oh well!
But this kind of lazy is the best. It’s the one and only Lazy Susan!
That’s right, this post is all about my new best friend the lazy susan. I’ll be honest, previously I didn’t really see myself ever buying a lazy susan (present me is yelling “YOU FOOL!” at my past self) but now I realize it may be one of the most underrated home organization tools. Or I’m just late to the party.
I wish I had about 30 lazy susans because I can think of so many places I could use them! If I could buy them all, I would, but your girl’s on a budget. SO for now, we’ve got one lazy susan in our bathroom and it has made a huge impact. Our bathroom in our master (aka the largest bedroom in our apartment) is quite small; so small that the door almost hits the toilet when you open it small. And we aren’t working with much counter space or storage like we have in the past.
For the past few years to combat the smaller apartment bathrooms, I’ve been organizing my products with the GLAMboxes GLAMpetite Makeup Box and a rolling wire stand (This was a gift so I’ve linked a similar item). These both worked for my daily and nightly beauty and health care items. But then when my husband started getting a few more daily and nightly care items, the only place for them was piled on the side of the counter. And that started to drive me bananas! I should note that his items used to be stored in a medicine cabinet at our old place, but our current apartment doesn’t have one (very inconvenient), so I tried to store his daily items in my wire rack under the counter, but that wasn’t ideal. These were items he needed every morning and night. They needed to be accessible just like the items on my GLAMbox. So we would just put everything back on the side of the counter which was not ideal for either of us.
So I just gave up on having a minimalistic countertop. Until I found the InterDesign Linus Lazy Susan Turntable while shopping online at Target (I believe you can only get it online from there)! IT’S PERFECT! It would match my acrylic organizer and would (hopefully) hold all of his personal care items! So I purchased it and I waited oh so impatiently for it to arrive and to surprise him with it! When it did arrive, I rushed to the bathroom grabbed all of the items he kept on the counter and they all fit! WOOO!
And it was perfect because of the design, each item could be featured and easily accessible. Not to mention that this one addition has helped keep our bathroom looking more organized and sophisticated. And he loved it! I wasn’t shoving his stuff under the counter, and he has his own space to organize and customize his items how he wants.
The best part about this lazy susan is that in the future when we move into a space that does have a medicine cabinet or proper bathroom storage, it can be utilized in so many other spaces in our home. Win win!
Lazy susans come in so many different styles and functionality options that you are sure to find one that suits you and your needs. I purchased the small low rim one since this was a surprise for my husband and I didn’t know exactly what he wanted to store on it. It also leaves the option to put other organizational items on top and I like that he has ability to customize the layout how he wants.
Here are a few links to a few other Lazy Susans I’ve got my eye on 😉
So that’s it! I’m a completely changed woman and I wish I would have purchased a lazy susan sooner. But being organized is a constant learning experience and it keeps life interesting.
And here’s a little quote from the man himself!
George from Sloan & George here. I can confirm the usefulness of this product. My morning routine is down to a science now and I don’t have an excuse to leave anything out and cluttering the counter. Highly recommend!-George aka Bill
Which home organization item do you think is underrated or that you didn’t realize that you needed in your life? Let your girl know because I’m up for another pleasant surprise!