One of the most challenging areas to keep neat is the storage area underneath the kitchen sink. For some reason, it tends to turn into a jumbled mass of cleaning supplies, trinkets, and plastic bags. Follow these tips and learn about organizing underneath the kitchen sink.
Three tips and tricks to keeping everything organized and clean underneath your kitchen sink
- Organize Your Cleaning Supplies
Rather than storing your cleaning supplies haphazardly under the kitchen sink, you should keep them well-organized. One of the best ways to do that is to create cleaning bins. To do so, find a few inexpensive bins. Square or rectangular plastic bins work best. Then, organize your cleaning chemicals and tools. Place chemical cleaners in one bin, rags in another, and brushes in a final bin. When you’re ready to clean, you can find your supplies quickly. And, by keeping the supplies in bins, you are able to carry the needed bins and their contents to whatever area you will be working in.
- Make Use of Your Space
There’s more room under your sink than you might imagine. If you want to start organizing underneath the kitchen sink, then you should make use of that space. Buy a tension rod and wedge it in the cabinet. Then, you can use the rod to hang spray bottles or rags. This frees up more space on the bottom of the cabinet. You can also install hooks on the cabinet door to create extra space.
- Reuse old cleaning supplies
Occasionally, old cleaning supplies can help you organize. If you have an empty container of cleaning wipes, place your plastic shopping bags in the container. They’ll be out of sight and easier to access when you need them. Before you throw out any bottles or boxes, ask yourself if they could be repurposed for storage. Old or stained tee shirts cut into usable sizes make excellent cleaning rags as they are soft, absorbent, and can be washed and reused again and again. Store them in an empty container such as a large, plastic ice cream tub.
The main purpose of keeping the area under your sink organized is to be able to find items quickly when needed. Follow the above ideas and you will be amazed at how much better your under the sink storage looks and how much time you will save in easily locating needed items.