The Top Ten Things That Make Me Happy (#5)

Wanna hear something funny?

Sometimes I forget that people actually read this blog.  Silly, I know, but it's true.  And it's responsible for some of my more epic blog fails.  Example:  this summer I started a "Top Ten Things That Make Me Happy" series.

Cool, right?

Well it would have been if I hadn't stopped at number four.

It's not that I didn't have six other items in mind to write about.  I just seem to have developed a little case of blogger's ADD.  I guess I got distracted and, well, kind of forgot about it.

So imagine my surprise when people started writing me to find out what happened.  Seriously, I was shocked.  But also really pleased.  Thank you, loyal readers, for keeping me honest.  I now present you with "thing" number five:  the Lazy Susan.

Okay, it seems like kind of a weird thing to honor and celebrate, but anything that keeps me organized makes me happy.  And when I find an organizational method that continues to work long  after its initial implementation, I feel it is my duty to share it with others.  The Lazy Susan fits that bill.

Finding an open jar of jam or other condiments in my refrigerator used to be a nightmare.  The result was numerous duplicates which got expensive after awhile.  Then I decided to add a Lazy Susan to the top shelf in my fridge and all of that changed.  Now with a quick spin I can survey all of my jars.  So, so handy.

(I swear there are fruits, veggies and protein in the drawers that you can't see ;)

I had a similar problem in the cabinet where I keep unopened bottles and jars.  Some of them are really tall so those little plastic steps (of which I'm also a fan) wouldn't work.  Add a Lazy Susan and, voila! problem solved!

Under-the-sink cleaning supplies?  Those are on a Lazy Susan too.  (A huge one--and I love it!)

So there you have it:  "thing" number five.  I promise I'll bring you numbers six through ten soon.

(And if I don't, feel free to give me a little nudge...)



  1. That's a great idea to use one in the fridge. That is something that would definitely make me happy too. Love your blog, Elena!

  2. Wow! I have lazy susans in the pantry, but I have never thought to use one in the fridge! You are so clever!

  3. Wow. You are REALLY organized. I am impressed. And, I love that we have some of the same cookbooks. It makes me feel like we really are long lost friends. I also loved peeking into your fridge. I feel like we are on an episode of cribs and you are my favorite celebrity and you just shared with me what you eat. Glad to see another post and looking forward to see the rest of your favorite things.

  4. Tutt tutt tutt leaving us hanging like that! Was worth the wait, I need one of those lazy susans in my cupboard :)

  5. Love the fridge organization, I keep fantasizing about it, but I pretty much eat the contents of our fridge bare by week's end. Or "I" don't, my 3 year old is like a 14 year old boy, by 8:30am he's asking for lunch!


  6. You make me laugh. At first, I thought this was a new addition to the list of things that make you happy. I hope before the end of 2013, we'll hear what else you love :)

  7. I love the idea of one in the fridge! Stuff always gets crammed in the back that I can't reach!

  8. What a great idea for the fridge! Thanks for the idea :)

  9. I've always loved lazy susans, but don't use them much in my house. They sure help with being organized!!


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