Make your Own Lazy Susan and other DIY kitchen organization projects that will keep you sane.
A lazy Susan for your spices
This is an idea I stole from my sister. I am not sure where she got it, but it’s amazing!
- All you need is two metal pie pans and some marbles (you can get these at the dollar store)
- Add the marbles to one pan, place the other on top and you have a cute cheap lazy Susan!
- Use printed duck tape on the side to personalize it for your Kitchen Space.
A Lazy Susan for larger items
If you have ever bought a new microwave and wondered if you can do something with the plate that is in there I have a solution for you!
You will need the microwave glass plate, the rolling ring that it sits on in the microwave and a can lid.
- Take the can lid and put a hole in the lid that is just a bit bigger then the piece in the middle that protrudes from the plate.
- Then place the turntable onto the lid putting the protruding part into the hole. Now you are ready to place the glass plate on the rolling ring and you have a new larger lazy Susan!
The size of course depends on the microwave size you have or you can order glass plates from Amazon.com.
Use Magnets to Create More Space
A quick visit to a craft or hardware store is all you need to get this project going!
You will need:
- Self Sticking Magnetic Strips ( Get at least 1” wide strips and some small square ones)
- Glass or Plastic jars
- How to do it:
- Take a self sticking magnetic strip and put it under your cabinets.
- Then take your small square self sticking magnets and put them onto the lids of the jars
- Put anything you would like in the jars. Spices work very well here.
- Stick the magnet jars to the magnetic strip on the cabinet!
- This is a great space saver and will really help you keep your kitchen organized.
Another tip I have for you is to set a cleaning out schedule. Every 3 months you go though your kitchen and get rid of items that are old or broken. You do 2 cupboards a day for as long as it takes each time. This will help you know what you have, what don’t need or use and help you to keep things organized.
What are your tips for organizing your kitchen this year? Share them in the comments below.