How to organize under the kitchen sink plus storage ideas covers the 5th week of the Kitchen Organization Challenge. I’ll share with you organizing ideas and tips in this post.
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Organizing under the kitchen sink is perhaps the most challenging one because of the plumbing placement which varies every home — the best way to organize the space is to identify the prime area which is mostly located in the back. Use it for bulky items that are not used on a daily basis.
Every home has different needs and preferences of which cleaning supplies to use. My goal is to share with you organizing tips which you can implement in your home without sacrificing the above mentioned. So, feel free to make a few tweaks to make it work for you.
You’ll notice that I didn’t use up the entire space under the kitchen sink. As a minimalist, I make sure to find a balance between less and more. Having a clear space helps me breathe and gives me a sense of control over the items that we keep at home rather than the other way around.
Let’s start with a checklist. Here you go. ..
Take everything out from under the sink. I mean everything! Make sure the space is 100% items free.
Purge items that are not used for months, duplicates or broken. Now that all of the items are out from the sink, it’s time to purge. Purge like you mean it!
Create donate, toss, and keep zone to segregate the items easily. Depending on the size of your space and how many items you tend to store over time it’s always a good idea to create zones for donate, toss, and keep.
Gather organizers and check what you have already owned. I’ve said this almost every week since the challenge started always to check what you already have before buying new organizers. I know it can be tempting to buy those you saw on Instagram or Pinterest but stay on focus the goal here is to organize the items without breaking the bank.
Clean the surface under the sink. Every six months I clean all of our cabinets in the house to make sure everything stay clean from the surface to all supplies.
HOW TO ORGANIZE UNDER THE KITCHEN SINK
Clean the surface under the sink then, add shelf liners, if needed. Every six months I clean all of our cabinets in the house and then, replace shelf liners. I’m not here to say that you should also do the same. This is a personal preference for sure. 😊
Bring the items in the donate zone to any of your chosen donation centers. If there are bins or supplies that you’ve decided to donate, I highly recommend to bring them to your chosen donation centers immediately. Don’t let it sit in your car for a few days!
Immediately discard the items that are in the toss zone to a recycling bin. If you’re ready to toss a few items, put it to the recycling bin or trash bin.
Keep enough cleaning supplies such as hand soap, dish soap, disinfecting wipes, gloves, scrub sponges, scouring pads, magic eraser, SOS pads, scrubbing pads, dishcloths, microfiber cloths, etc. The items I mentioned here are mostly what I keep under our kitchen sink. Yours may be different, and that’s perfectly fine!
Organize the items you want to keep according to what works best for your family. When organizing it’s always a great idea to organize based on your family’s needs and then, get them involved with the strategy you’re implementing.
Use acrylic organizers and baskets to organize items.
Label each organizer and hang tags on baskets as needed.
Make it a habit of putting back the items where it belongs.
Keep things organize at all times.
UNDER THE KITCHEN SINK STORAGE IDEAS
Here are the storage bins I used to organize cleaning supplies under the kitchen sink.
These are the supplies I keep under the kitchen sink. Surely, it varies in every home. ..
That’s how I organized the space under the kitchen sink? How do you organize yours? Do you have any tips?