The $15 IKEA pantry hack Shelley Craft calls 'ingenious'

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

Shelley Craft has revealed her favourite pantry hack, showing she’s just like us by going wild for an IKEA staple. 

The 43-year-old The Block host, who lives in Byron Bay, recently renovated her coastal home and there’s one item in particular that she called ‘ingenious’.  

The Block's Shelley Craft has revealed her favourite IKEA item. Photo: Supplied

Giving fans a look inside her pantry in a video for the Swedish retail giant, Shelley admitted that while she might not be a great cook, she is a complete ‘clean freak’ and likes to have everything in its place. 

Enter the $14.99 Lazy Susan, which Shelley uses for all her spreads and sauces, meaning she doesn’t have to take heaps of jars out of the cupboard everytime she wants a snack. 

“What I thought was ingenious but perhaps other people have done this for years I just didn’t know about it but the Lazy Susan in your pantry. Hallelujah. It means you don’t have to dig down the back,” Shelley said. 

Shelley uses the IKEA Lazy Susan for all her sauces in the pantry. Photo: Supplied
She called the staple 'ingenious'. Photo: Supplied

And it seems like the TV star isn’t alone with her love of the functional feature as people online have also raved about it, saying it keeps everything neat and tidy in their pantries. 

Others got creative with it, with many transforming the Lazy Susan into artworks, clocks and even trays, 

“I use this for the table as expected but also use one for playing scrabble to move the board around and for crafting,” one person said. 

The Lazy Susan retails for $14.99. Photo: IKEA
Other people online showed how they transformed their own Lazy Susans. Photo: Facebook
This woman created a table tray out of hers. Photo: Facebook

“I am an artist and I paint and glaze the lazy susans with Aboriginal artworks. The product is perfect for this and I have not had any problems with them,” another said. 

One person online stained the wood and input a tray into the middle of the lazy susan to create a table centrepiece, while another painted it white and stenciled the saying ‘meals and memories made here’ onto it. 

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