The $15 Organizing Solution That Helped Me Finally Get My Kitchen Cabinets in Order

published May 18, 2022
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I don’t know about you, but more often than not, the messiest room in my apartment is my kitchen. Aside from regular surface messes like dirty dishes or a cluttered countertop, kitchens are home to the ultimate habitat for disorganization: a trek from the grocery store, I haphazardly put items away in their designated cabinet without much thought as to organization and order. Sound familiar, or is that just me? Well, it was me, until I pledged to finally get my kitchen cabinets in tip-top shape. When looking up kitchen organizing solutions, I came across many organizers, but the thing that showed up time and time again was Copco’s Non-Skid Turntables. I picked up a set, and now I get the hype, too.

Designed to keep your items organized, accessible, and in place, these aren’t your average turntables. The secret? They come outfitted with a non-skid liner to avoid spills and accidents, ensuring all your items stay in place while spinning. On top of that, they also feature a lifted outer rim that acts as an extra layer of protection, further preventing items from falling off. Essentially, these turntables are there to make sure nothing goes awry and nothing gets lost at the back of your cabinets. Best of all, they’re super easy to keep clean — simply wipe the surface with a damp cloth or rag, and you’re good to go!

For me, the place a turntable made the biggest difference was under my sink. Like many, the state of my under-the-sink cabinet was anything but ideal. It was chaotic and disorganized, and it made finding what I needed a chore on top of a chore. Frankly, I was sick of it, so I decided to place the 12-inch turntable here with the idea of storing my most-used products (and some that get lost in the back) on it for easy access. As soon as I set it up, I gave it a quick spin and immediately noted that nothing fell from its place, and it made it so much easier to see just what products I had. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t call my mom to share my excitement.

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Next came a more traditional use: the spice cabinet. For this task, the 9-in. turntable was a perfect fit. I cleared out my shelf, tossed a couple of expired spices, and got to organizing. Now I should say, I have a lot of spices, so right off the bat, I knew I wouldn’t be able to fit everything on one turntable. I designated the turntable for savory spices, slid it to the center to marvel at it, and immediately thought to myself, “Ooh, I’m going to need another one for sure.”

Credit: Sarah Vazquez

Now look — I know for many, the idea of using a turntable in the kitchen isn’t exactly revolutionary, but I truly didn’t realize how big of a change it would make or just how many different places you could use them. Coming with both 9-in. and 12-in. options, this set is one of the many varieties of turntables you can pick from Copco, so you’re sure to find a size and style to suit your space. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to take a look around my apartment to see if there are any other places that could benefit from a turntable or two.

Buy: Copco Non-Skid Turntable, 9-In. and 12-In. Set, $14.99 (normally $15.99)