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Organize Under the Sink Space

Oh, how time evades me. Earlier this year, I spent the winter months organizing our home as part of my Simple Guide to an organized life. I started this post, but never added photos. However, it’s one of my favorite organized spaces to date. Today, I’m finally sharing my tips to organize under the sink with simple & inexpensive solutions.

The cabinet under our kitchen sink may have been the worst of our kitchen problem areas. So many tall bottles of cleaners that all too easily tip over and create a domino effect when attempting to reach just one. The simple solution? Individual storage bins with handles.

I started by assessing what we had and what “category” they belonged in:
everyday cleaners
specialty cleaners

I divided the products into 4 bins with handles purchased from the dollar store! The handles make the entire bin easily accessible to pull out if needed. This is especially handy for my everyday cleaners. Having items in individual bins keeps items from falling over.

To organize the bins under the sink, I considered how I used each of the categories. The miscellaneous and specialty bins were placed in the back since they’re used infrequently. The dishwashing bin was placed on the side of the dishwasher and the everyday cleaners bin on the right, since that’s where I gravitate when I open a cabinet and I’ll be using them most.

I added hooks for our dish and bottle scrubbers, but used 3M Command hooks so that if our needs changed, I could remove and replace them, add more, etc, without leaving holes.

Yes, so simple, but this cabinet reorganization has proved to be extremely effective! Did I mention it just cost $4? Click here for more simple kitchen solutions and follow me on Bloglovin and Facebook, pin with me on Pinterest and go behind the scenes on Instagram. Coordinately yours,


13 comments on “Organize Under the Sink Space”

  1. Holy Mother i wish i had that much clean open space under my sink! I think you just inspired me to do some cleaning 🙂 i just found your blog off the kcbloggermeetup list- i’m a fellow kc blogger and new follower! 🙂

    • Nice to “meet” you! To prove to you that it’s completely functional, the first two photos were taken today and the third was taken in February.
      If you attend goblogsocial, please make sure you say hello!

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  5. Thank you for sharing brilliant tips!

  6. Hi Julie! I love your rug next to the sink! May I ask where you found it and is it nonslip? Your home and ideas are an inspiration! 🙂

  7. Hello, i stumbled upon your site while searching pinterest for white kitchens or white back splashing and am soo happy I did. So beautiful! We are in a kitchen reno at this moment and habe the same layout as you. I love everything about it and wondered if you list your colours used anywhere? Also can you tell me the name of your faucet? My cupboards come in Monday and I can’t wait to organize them! Thanks for inspiring me????

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