My 5 Tried & True Turntables For Organizing Kitchens & Beyond
My first session with one of my newest clients was recently spent editing (excavating) and organizing her pantry. It took several hours, yielded many, many bags of trash, recycling and donation, and was generally an intense albeit enjoyable operation.
Before I left for the day, we took a moment to review all the changes we’d made–I generally like to give clients some kind of roadmap to follow, as I’ve usually shifted the locations of practically everything. In this case, I called an audible by swapping the contents of one whole side of the pantry for the other, had evicted whole bins of household manuals and the like, had labeled and decanted and centralized.
“I feel like these are the biggest change of all,” my client said as she spun a turntable filled with oils. Next to it sat another turntable, that one containing vinegars, both of which I’d just happened to have had with me in my car.
It was sort of hysterical: there we were, hours deep into surgery, patient barely resembling its former self, and two $6 lazy susans were the crown jewel of the space.
She wasn’t wrong, either. Far from it, in fact. Those turntables had transformed a once formidably cluttered shelf into a thing of Simplified, effortless beauty. Such is the power of a well placed turntable.
With that in mind, I decided I had to spread the good cheer by sharing with you my tried and true in the turntable department. These 5 have been road tested by yours truly time and time again.
- My first mention must go to old faithful, the bamboo turntable. It’s great looking and super sturdy. Win win.
2. This stainless steel turntable is super sleek and clean looking, not to mention sturdy as all hell and it spins like it’s on rails.
3. Aforeblogged $6 turntable (don’t let the price tag fool you; it’s one of the best).
5. Another excellent turntable, OXO‘s is entirely stable, features a fat lip which makes for easier spinning and provides a platform to keep contents atop steady.
Other things these turntables have in common, besides being all-around winners, that is: they stay in place when you spin them. That is the sign of a good turntable. If it slips all over the place when it’s empty or filled, well, it’s not on this list, and you deserve better.
Also: they spin when filled. If it can’t spin when it’s loaded up with bottles of oil and vinegar because the ball-bearings can’t take the weight, well, again, it’s not on this list, and you still deserve better.
There you have it. In my most humblest opinion, you can’t go wrong with any of these 5 turntables. But be a good Simplifier and measure your space before you buy any, you hear? And then send me all the pics if you implement any at #MyLiveSImply.
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