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How to organize under a kitchen sink isn’t that complicated, and with just a few accessories & tips, this will help keep under your sink tidied up!
When you organize all other kitchen cabinets, you will find that under the kitchen sink is often forgotten. Accessing cleaners, rags, and sponges several times a day can be overwhelming, and you have a mess under the sink. However, organizing under the sink will make it easier to grab what you need and make a huge difference when tidying up your kitchen. I am sharing How to organize under a simple kitchen sink, with just a few tips to make your life easier!
How to clean under the sink?
- Clean under the sink after you have everything emptied.
- Check if any cleaners are old, broken, or shouldn’t be stored there, and discard them!
- Use an all-purpose cleaner & a rag to clean up any crumbs, spills &, etc.
- Trash any cleaners or supplies that are no longer needed.
What should I keep under my sink?
- Cleaning rags
- Trash bags
- Everyday Cleaners
- Dish Gloves
- Dish Brushes
- Cleaning Caddy
Tip: Have any curtain ring clips lying around? Use it to hang your dish gloves.
How To Organize Under A Kitchen Sink
Once you have everything removed, only keep items under the sink that you often use and store the other items in another area in your home. I have a cabinet in my laundry room next to the dryer used for extra cleaning supplies & bulk bottles that are for refilling my dish soap & hand soap dispensers.
Take Inventory of what you have so you know How to Organize Under a kitchen sink.
Once everything is pulled out from under the sink, this will be the best opportunity to see what you have, so you don’t go to the store to purchase duplicates of supplies.
- Work Around Obstructions
Use bins for organizing; be mindful of under-the-sink plumbing, filter, or garbage disposal.
- Remove extra packaging
Have a box of brillo pads? Use a glass container to store the brillo pads for each reach.
- Take advantage of the cabinet door space.
Add hooks to the cabinet doors to hold cleaning brushes & such. The hooks with heavy-duty sticky backing and clear command strip caddy work perfectly.
Commonly asked questions!
How do you deodorize a cabinet under a sink?
If there is an odor, you can try placing a box of baking soda under the kitchen sink and then leave it there for at least 24 hours, which should help absorb the odor by then.
Can you store dishes & cookware under the sink?
Storing dishes and cookware is not recommended because under the kitchen sink can get quite dirty and be exposed to splashing, which they can be exposed to germs and bacteria you are unaware could be on them.
How do I know what organizers or bins will work for under my sink?
You will want to find an organizer or bin to help you create a system that works for you and your house. Measure the space under the sink to give you an idea of what size bins or baskets you will need or want to use.
Don’t forget to maintain your organization under the sink!
To ensure your under-the-sink space is clean & organized, take a few minutes after you tidy the kitchen will ensure that it stays that way and doesn’t get dirty & cluttered. Take the time to put your dish brushes, cleaners & sponges back where they belong.
Until next time y’all,
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