I have fallen in love!!! ……With ‘InterDesign Lazy Susan Cabinet Binz’!!! And yes, my husband knows. He loves them too (OK…perhaps not as much as I do). 🙂
When I first gave my husband the tour of our newly organized Lazy Susan Kitchen Cabinets, my husband was in awe of how easy it is going to be to find our cooking spices going forward, how easy it is going to be to maintain their organization, and just how much these same thoughts made me smile. When he commented about my silly grin, I responded “Honey, think about it…..I have been waiting for these bins to be invented for the past 14 years! Someone finally did it! And I now have a cabinet that is just as beautifully organized as I have envisioned it could be all these years! I am ecstatic!”
So far, I have found these bins at Bed Bath & Beyond and on Amazon.com (no, this blog post is not a paid affiliate post). The bins currently come in two different sizes:
10 & 1/3” L x 9 & 2/5” W x 4” H (for smaller cabinets)
16” L x 11” W x 4” H (for larger cabinets)
Their regular prices currently range from $11.99 – $16.99 each. So, if there is a sale or you have a coupon (or both)…even better! Be sure to measure the depth (e.g. ‘width’) and the circumference (e.g. length) of your cabinet shelves before purchasing, so you know how many you will need and of which size.
I have a smaller cabinet, so the smaller bins work well for mine. They are advertised as eight of them making a whole circle, which would lead one to believe that six would fit on a shelf within the cabinet (i.e. the cabinet doors make a 90 degree angle that cuts out 1/4 of the cabinet). However, since the circumference of my cabinet is slightly smaller (by about four inches) than what these bins were actually made for, really only five bins fit on one shelf, with small angled spaces in between each of them (see pictures above). My mom has a larger cabinet in her kitchen. Three of the larger bins easily fit on a shelf within her cabinet, which is more along the lines of what I would have expected (i.e. four of them make a whole circle, thus three of them should fit on a shelf within the cabinet). Sorry, I don’t have pictures of my mom’s cabinet to share. They look great though!
As you can see, I separated our spices into various categories that make sense for our household (placing the ones most frequently used on the top shelf) and labeled the bins for even easier use. My husband and I have been living with this newly organized arrangement for a couple of weeks now. Already we have both commented multiple times how easy it is now to find a spice that we need and how easy it is to put it back where it will be easily found again the next time we need it.
We can even temporarily pull an entire bin off a shelf and place it on the counter while we prepare a meal and then put the bin back when done. Also, as we are putting together a shopping list for a recipe that we plan to prepare, it is easy to determine what we already have (no more purchasing duplicates!), what we need, and where to put it once we purchase it. The bins are not overly full, so there is still room to grow, as necessary. Another plus…no more worrying about how quickly we rotate the cabinet shelves, potentially causing the spices to tip over like dominoes. The bins keep them nicely contained!
So, there you have it. All the ‘sorted’ details of my latest love affair with organizing bins. Don’t worry honey!!! I will always love you more!!! 😉
Thank you for organizing with me!