Get organized under your kitchen sink, and surrounding it – with systems that actually work! These kitchen sink organization ideas will help you organize in and around your sink, and under it as well.
Get tips to organize these spaces, without a lot of time or expense.
These ideas are all easy and affordable, and they’ll make a great weekend organization project that you can handle in just an hour or two.
I can’t believe it took me so long to take on the organization of our cabinet under our new farmhouse kitchen sink. In fact, we have organized around the sink as well as underneath.
These projects are realistic and family-friendly. I hope they help inspire you to make an easy change in your home – these are doable in just an hour or so!
Whether you’re organizing an existing under sink cabinet or a new one, it’s one of the greatest home improvement projects you can do to add utility to your kitchen, without a DIY!
Kitchen Sink Organization
First, let’s talk about organizing the space around your kitchen sink. I’ve got a few simple tricks and tips that keep this space looking tidy and intentional.
Bring your kitchen to life with these easy and beautiful kitchen sink organization ideas! There’s no need to hide the tools you use daily – learn how to style them instead!
While I’m somewhat of a minimalist, there’s always a balance of maintaining clean, clutter free countertops and accessibility. When it comes to doing dishes, accessibility wins every time!
One of my favorite tips? Switching our dish soap into a bottle with a pump makes doing dishes a breeze. Rather than picking up a bottle with often messy hands, I can pump it directly into the sink or dish.
It’s those little things that help maintain a tidy space. I also love that it doubles as hand soap, which eliminates another container.
I was also tired of hiding another real life necessity, the dish scrubber! So, I decided to purchase pretty wooden scrubbers, with a white ceramic tray to protect our marble counters.
I’ve tried so hard to eliminate paper towels, but cannot live without them, at least in this season of my life. And I’m tired of hiding them! Why are they such a faux pas? Instead of trying to hide them under the sink or under a cabinet, I found a pretty paper towel holder that graces our countertops.
When configuring your kitchen sink organization, think about how you use the space and what your needs are. Then, how you can make those needs aesthetically pleasing.
For me, I love the pretty little stoneware tray and wood dish brush. Your counter space is valuable, anything that isn’t used regularly can be stored in cabinets and drawers to create workspace.
Under Sink Storage Ideas
This before photo left me asking myself “did I do that?” It’s painful to look at, let alone to find anything!
But just look at this after image… what a difference less than an hour can make in your home! It’s so satisfying, isn’t it?
Organizing under the kitchen sink can be a challenge – especially if you have a large garbage disposal and pipes in the way. Ours boasts cleaning supplies, dishwashing tools and detergents and prior to organizing it, a few things that didn’t belong.
Design under sink storage to fit your space and needs by using various vessels like baskets and crocks. An under kitchen sink organizer is not a one size fits all.
It’s an odd shaped space and therefore there is not a one size fits all solution. Utilize these tips and resources to get yours organized. There are so many easy and inexpensive ways to organize this often complicated space.
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Under Sink Storage Solutions
- Removing everything from your under sink cabinet allows you to assess what you have, what you need and where it belongs. Eliminate duplicates and misplaced items.
- If your cabinet is dark, consider giving it a fresh coat of white paint. It helps you see what lies beneath.
- Make the most of a cabinet door by using 3M hooks like we did here.
- Install an under sink shelf, if needed.
- If you have the space a tier expandable shelf organizer is also a great option for making a tiny space function.
- Utilize a storage basket. It’s easy to pull out and keeps everything in place and standing upright. If you tote it around the house, consider a metal caddy with a handle.
- Keep frequently used items above the kitchen sink. I keep dish soap (that doubles as hand soap) a dish scrubber and my cleaning spray on a tray next to the sink. Get all my best tips for kitchen counter organization here.
- Keep dish cleaning tools together. This increases efficiency and they can also look pretty in a little grouping!
- Slim picks like this folding step stool add convenience without consuming space.
Look to things you already have when you begin your organization project. After all, the goal is to minimize and organize, not create excess.
- Repurpose caddies, baskets or trays. Consider using extra vases, crocks, canisters or even flower pots. The options are endless! Using everyday items also makes your under sink storage space pretty – which just may make doing chores a little more fun.
- Get started by assessing what you have and what “category” items belong in. Think cleaning bottles, dishwasher materials, etc.
- Place specialty items that are used less frequently towards the back of your sink, where they are less accessible.
- Try using Command hooks for dish and bottle scrubbers, so that if your needs change, you can remove and replace them, add more, etc, without leaving holes.
I’d love to hear from you! Is your under sink cabinet as organized as you’d like? This is the easiest weekend organizing project to take on- you’ll feel so satisfied it might inspire you to take on even more!
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