OK, organizing is simple, everyone can do it. But it can be overwhelming to start. A great tip here is, to start with a small space! You can take a small room to start, or a closet or a shelf of a closet or even smaller. It’s up to you as long as you are willing to start.
Here, we start with a little space in the kitchen, which I assure you, is messy in a lot of homes. We are going to tackle this zone.
The reason we are organizing the under the sink cabinet is, because it is a small space to start and also an easy space to start and also necessary, because the under the sink cabinet is a very handy space in the kitchen.
Under the kitchen sink cabinet contains normally stuff like garbage bags, plastic bags, soap, dishwasher tablets, sponges, towels, …
Let’s start organizing.
Take a minute to think
The first step is to overlook the chaos, look what is working for you and what needs some serious organizational change. For me, to biggest problem is to tackle the plastic bags from the grocery store.
I’m using the little plastic bags (from fruit and vegetables) I get from the grocery store, to reuse for my little trash bin on my countertop. So I can reuse the plastic bags. It’s a little tip to be more green!
The second step is to empty your cabinet, so you can clearly look what you have on space. With organizing under the sink, you have to take in account the drainage system.
It’s time to clean
Cleaning out the cabinets is the third step in this under the sink kitchen cabinet organization. It’s the perfect time to clean, because everything is emptied out. It is also easier to clean.
Start making decisions! When all your stuff is laying around it’s time to make decisions of what you still want to store in the cabinet under the sink or what belongs in another cabinet that is more convenient for you. Also, lot of things belong in the trash bin. So take a couple of minutes to think.
Normally you have 3 piles in making decisions when organizing: trash, this cabinet, other cabinet.
Start with things that belong in the trash, it’s the easiest part.
Take your things one by one and decide if this is what you want to keep in the under the kitchen sink cabinet or is there a better more convenient place in the house?
When you have made your decisions, it’s time for step 5.
Choose your organization solutions
Get your organization solutions ready. Use everything you have in your home to utilize the space on its best. The under the sink cabinet organization is a more vertical space, but you have to pay attention of the sink and the drainage system.
I have used a little stairs to uplevel my things and make it easier to reach.
I also used some hooks and racks for my towels and wet rags.
I used also a little portable storage unit, to make it easy to take out if I am doing the dishes.
You could also use other containers. Just choose what fits you best.
All the little plastic bags, I put in a bigger plastic bag, to contain it.
As you can see I have not a great solution for my plastic bags yet, but I put it on my cellphone, that when I am at a home store like IKEA -, I will look for a solution.
As you can see as well, I’m not storing my dishwasher soaps under the sink, because I put it next to my dishwasher in the closet, it is more convient for me.
Put everything back under the sink
Now it is time to put everyting back on the correct space under the sink. It is almost the last step of this under the kitchen sink cabinet organization. Just play around with it, it is fun!
Enjoy the work of your organization
The last step is to enjoy the organized space and give yourselfe an applaus. Treat yourself on a little reward, that you have tackled this place.
I hope you enjoyed this little organization session at your home? Stay tuned for more.