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Pantry Organization with Lazy Susan

If you’re like me, and the millions of others who have closet / wardrobe wire shelving in their pantry (there is a better type of pantry shelving), you probably get frustrated by cans, bottles and jars that are constantly falling over causing major clutter.

A solution that I’ve used to combat this fight has been to utilize lazy susan turntables and dishpans to store the items in my pantry.  The photo on the left is an example of the types of cans and jars I store on the lazy susan. Not only does it keep everything from falling over, the ability to spin provides easy access all items. Plus, you can keep like items together for additional organizational benefits (I have yet to implement this worthwhile tip).

The dishpan comes in very handy for things like pasta, noodles, rices, marshmallows, bags and plastic wraps.  We keep small bags of chips, puddings and other snacks that the kids pack in their lunch boxes in a separate dishpan so they are always easy to find.  In addition to dishpans and lazy susans, small clear storage bins work equally well.

BONUS TIP: To ensure you know where to find stuff, and more importantly, where to put it when unloading groceries, use a label maker or marker to label the bins. This will help keep the pasta in the pasta bin and the chips in the chip bin.

If you have any pantry organization suggestion, I’d love to hear them.  Use the comments button below to share your ideas.

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6 Responses to Pantry Organization with Lazy Susan

  1. Jim Deitzel March 29, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    A wedge shaped container would work nicely. That’s a great idea.
    Rubbermaid does not make a container like this. I also have not seen that shaped anywhere else.
    Good luck with the search.

    • Pam March 31, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

      I’ve been looking for wedge-shaped bins for my lazy susans also. I have three lazy susan cabinets in my kitchen, with two rotating shelves each. They’re great, but when I spin them, things tend to fly off and fall down in the corners of the cabinet. I need some wedge-shaped bins to keep things in place.

  2. Rita March 28, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    I, too, would like to find wedge-shaped storage containers to fit in that corner cabinet that’s got a 2-tier lazy susan. Doesn’t seem that any containers are lazy susan friendly. I have seen these wedges in the past, but do not recall from where and have had no luck in finding them. Please help ­čÖé

  3. Michele March 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    I would love to find wedge-shaped storage container to keep my corner cabinet lazy susan organized. Has anyone ever seen these and if so, where?

    • suzanne July 20, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

      I am looking for the same thing… did anyone ever give you any info?

  4. Jacqueline Ford July 23, 2010 at 6:55 am #

    I have been looking for 10 1/2″ single lazy susan turntables. Can you tell me where I can find them. I live in PEI. Thank you Jacqueline

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