Organize Under The Kitchen Sink

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under the kitchen sink

Hey friends! If you caught my video on Facebook about how I organize under the kitchen sink, you are probably here to see where I got everything.

If you didn’t see it, head on over and see it here.

OR stay here and I will share what I keep under my sink, how I organize it and where all of my organizational tools came from!

Kitchen remodel

We remodeled our kitchen this past winter.

One of the things we added was a farmhouse sink.

I LOVE it, but the sink takes up a lot more room than the traditional style sinks do.

Not only does it take up space, but it pushes the garbage disposal further down.

Which makes space and storage under the sink minimal.

under the kitchen sink

The Hubs hates all of the cleaning supplies being under the sink, so when we moved in  to our new home I  moved most of them to the laundry room.

In past homes, I’ve had slide out bins that held most of the cleaning products.

However, since we weren’t storing that much under the sink that seemed like over kill.

So everything was loose and kept in the box it came in.

Which worked at well. NOT.

 

 

So when Terrie from Decorate and More With Tip asked Corine from Junk to Gems and myself if we would like to share how we Organize/Clean under our kitchen sinks I couldn’t say yes fast enough!

It was a good excuse to get organized.

Here is how I did it.

cleaning products

Step 1:

Pull everything out and take stock of what you want to keep and what needs to be thrown out.

You can’t organize it if you don’t know what you need to buy storage for.

measuring cabinet space

Step 2:

Measure your space and the items that you will be storing.

Again, you can’t buy storage without knowing that it will fit your space and the items you want to store.

(  Sorry, worst picture EVER! )

shelf liner

Step 3:

Clean out underneath the sink.

Put down a pretty shelf liner if you use it.

I’m a big believer in making things pretty as well as functional.

It makes me want to use it and keep it clean all of the time.

laptop computer screen

 

Step 4:

Purchase your storage or shop your home for items to store your stuff in.

I decided to splurge a little and buy new storage here.

 

Here’s what I bought.

dishwasher pod storage

 

A container for my dishwasher pods.

This was a biggie for me.

My pods were drying out in the container it came in since it didn’t seal.

Which meant that my pods didn’t totally dissolve when I put them in the dishwasher.

So frustrating.

This container was the perfect size and is sealed.

stackable drawers

Next I wanted something to store my trash bags, magic erasers, sponges etc. in.

I hate boxes that items come in because they don’t look neat and usually take up a lot of extra space.

So I found these drawers.

I love that they are clear so that you can see what’s in them.

Plus, another bonus is that they are stackable.

 

lazy susan

The next thing on my list was something to contain all of the loose items like dishwashing soap, dishwasher additives, small scrub brushes etc.

My solution was this lazy susan.

It has a low profile so that I can see all of the smaller items, but it’s still tall enough that it holds the tall items and keeps them contained.

The big bonus with this lazy susan is that it came with adjustable dividers.

acrylic bin

The last thing on my storage list was something to hold the tall brushes.

So with all of the storage, how does it look underneath the kitchen sink?

kitchen sink organization

MUCH better!

So far I’m loving how clean, neat and organized this area is.

No more digging around and looking for what I want.

So that’s how I organize under the kitchen sink, it’s so good I feel like I could teach how to organize under the kitchen sink.

JUST KIDDING!

I am no Martha, that’s for sure.

Be  sure and check out my friend Terrie’s organization under her kitchen sink! I can’t wait to see what she has done.

Decorate and More With Tip

Terrie – Decorate and More With Tip

Until next time….

 

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Tammy from Patina and Paint
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