The under the sink cabinet can be one of those trouble spot areas in the kitchen where a good organization system can make a big difference. There is often a mixture of both frequently and rarely used cleaning supplies stored in this cabinet. Without an established order, this space can become a frustrating jumbled heap of products, making it difficult to know at any given time what you have on hand and what you might need to pick up at the store. The under the sink cabinet in the kitchen of our family vacation home in Utah suffered from such disarray. It took just fifteen minutes for me to turn this space into an organized one by utilizing a few organizational aids and grouping like items together.
We’re fortunate to have such a roomy under the sink cabinet in the Utah house kitchen. Without any working organization in place, however, this space was a black hole for all sorts of cleaning products and other items that had no place in the kitchen. I started by clearing the cabinet of its contents and relocated items such as shoe polish and bathroom cleaners to the mudroom where we store those types of things. This left more space for cleaners and like products that belong in the under the sink cabinet.
I purchased a few organizational aids from Bed, Bath, & Beyond to add some structure to this roomy cabinet. I used an 18-Inch Non-Skid Turntable to group together kitchen cleaning products. It’s easy to reach the ones in the back by simply rotating the turntable. The other organizers I picked up were two Mesh Stacking Bins. We have quite a few backup sponges and rubber gloves on hand, which is most likely a result of them getting lost in the jumble leading to purchasing items we already had because we couldn’t find them. These bins now keep the backups front and center in the cabinet, both easy to see and locate. The rest of the items are few enough to keep under the disposal, including extra dish soap, drain stoppers, trash bags, and dishwasher tablets. I taped the wrench that comes with the disposal to the interior wall of the cabinet for easy access in the event that we need to make adjustments to the appliance. This is an important tool to be able to easily locate even though it is rarely used.
If you’d like a closer look at this under the sink organization, including a view of the space before I organized it as well as more information about my organizational progress, I recommend checking out the video below:
Stay tuned for a look at pantry organization in my home kitchen, coming up next in the series.
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