Everybody knows that decluttering can be an unending task in every home. Sometimes, the solution is to dispose of things that you no longer need, but other times you may have to keep a bunch of stuff in a small space, specifically under your sink. If you find yourself in a cramped home, you can definitely make use of the space under your sink and here are several ways to organize things to fit properly under your sink.
Organizing under the sink can be challenging in any room as you will not only be dealing with pipes, but in some cases also the garbage disposal. Although there’s only a little usable space under the sink, that space can be useful for many small things. Take detailed measurements of the available space under the sink including width, depth and height around various pipes. With measurements in hand, spend some time at the hardware store looking at all the drawer, bin and shelf options that will best fit the space under your sink.
If you do purchase stackable drawers, consider removing the lid to accommodate taller spray bottles and a variety of kitchen cleaners if you need more space. To take advantage of all the available space under the sink, you can place a fully enclosed plastic box there, which is perfect for storing trash bags, laundry detergent, or dishwasher tablets. These materials can be hazardous so they need to be placed in a secured area to keep out of the reach of children.
You can also make use of the space on the walls inside the cabinet by placing command hooks under the sink. These are great for hanging plastic bags, small items, and other cleaning materials. You can use small command hooks to hang small baskets where you can put a variety of small things that you may use frequently. You can also utilize the space on the inside of the door of your sink for additional storage. You can find an over the door hook that will fit your cabinet doors. The door on the left can hold a pair of cleaning gloves while the right back door can hold dish towel or paper towels.
A few other organizing tips to remember:
* Consider transferring dishwasher liquid to a clear, airtight container that allows you to see when it runs low, and with a lid that helps keep them out of the reach of children.
* Designate a space for dirty rags and dish towels. Don’t forget to take advantage of the available spaces on the walls inside the cabinet, as well as on the inside of the cabinet doors.
* Add labels to the items stored under your sink to make it easy for everyone in the house to find what they need and to put things back in the right place.
* With so many dangerous items stored below the sink, some can be poisonous, be sure to add a lock to keep the kids safe.
* As the spaces become tight under your sink, you can place pull out wooden bins that can fit perfectly around all the pipes.