ORGANIZING a cupboard, closet, or pantry is satisfying until you turn around and realize there’s more to put away – and no room to do it.
That’s when it becomes time to get creative with your organizing tools, and maybe even make some vertical moves.
Allison Weigensberg is a Montreal-based home organizer and mom of four, so she knows how valuable space is in every room.
That’s especially true in Weigensberg’s own home, which is an older construction and not equipped with many of the storage-maximizing features of new builds.
When her TikTok followers asked for advice on organizing spice cabinets, Weigensberg was ready, with a go-to strategy for making the most of small spaces.
Lazy susans, or turntables, can be a “great solution for spices on your shelf,” Weigensberg began.
She was especially enthusiastic about the versatility of container sizes lazy susans welcome. Some spice racks only work for a uniform set of bottle, but a lazy susan can handle bottles big and small.
Plus, a quick spin keeps often-used items from becoming lost in hard-to-reach corners.
Then, Weigensberg revealed the way to level up your lazy susan game and utilize really tight spaces.
“They do make two-tiered lazy susans,” she explained, which stack one tray right on top of the other.
The effect combines the easy access of a spinning turntable with the extra vertical space of shelving.
“This is an older home and the pantry didn’t have adjustable shelves,” she explained, showing a photo of her own kitchen cupboard.
“We really wanted to maximize the space. This product did the trick,” she said.
In the comments, Weigensberg’s viewers agreed that using levels is the way to go in a smaller home.
“I have a pull-down tiered shelf,” one commenter wrote, explaining her husband installed the additional spice storage in the kitchen.
Another woman was excited to try the two-tiered lazy susan herself.
“I live in an old home (1920s),” she wrote. “So I need to maximize allll the space.”
The organizers sell for as little as $20 for a set of two on Amazon.
If you want to save even more, some home organizers on TikTok have taken to making their own with pieces from the dollar store.
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