The Trick For Maximizing Storage In The Corners Of Your Pantry

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Pantry corners can easily become dead zones thanks to poor sight lines and the shadows cast. And unless you have a clever LED lighting system set up within the shelves, low visibility is often their hallmark, but that can change with the addition of turntables.

Much like how a corner kitchen cabinet has a lazy Susan, you can create that same accessibility in your pantry corners with a turntable. It works exactly the same way: Stash your small boxed items and stored ingredients on the disk, and turn it to access them. This way, you can just as easily see the things stored in the back as you do in the front. Since "out of sight, out of mind" is real, this feature will help you remember what ingredients you have, which might inspire you to make more involved recipes or, at the very least, not buy something you already have while grocery shopping.

Not all turntables are created equally

There are certain features to look for when shopping for a turntable. Ideally, it should have a non-skid surface so your condiments and jars don't fly off when you spin the disk. The last thing you want is for ingredients to be knocked over and tumble around as you turn them. This is especially important if you don't plan to pack your turntable; empty spaces make things easier to fall. Failing this, you can opt for a turntable with a rimmed edge, which acts as an outer barrier, keeping your items in place as it rotates. 

Lastly, if you're working with an especially tight corner, forgo the circular lazy Susan and invest in a kidney-shaped one instead. They're designed for the 90-degree corners found in most cabinets, ensuring a portion of the disk doesn't hang over the edge of the shelf. Keeping these tips in mind will help you organize the perfect pantry.