Once upon a time, there was a girl, “happily” doing her dishes, when she noticed a puddle on her floor at her feet. “Oh no”, she exclaimed, “Where is all that water coming from?” The water, was coming from under the sink. The pipes had come apart, allowing water to escape and drip onto the cabinet below. That girl was me and this has happened to me several times over the past few years. In addition to a problem with leaky pipes (that we believe is finally fixed once and for all), under the sink is also one of the places in the house that the mice seem to congregate. We are surrounded on 3 sides with farmer’s fields and any time the farmer does anything out in those fields, the mice come running straight for our house.
Because of the problems we’ve had under our kitchen sinks, I’ve learned to cut back on the clutter that I keep down there. That doesn’t mean that I still don’t have clutter, it’s just quickly removable and can easily be cleaned if need be. I used to keep plastic bags and all sorts of stuff down there, now I mostly just keep cleaning supplies, light bulbs and flashlights.
In trying to figure out just how I’m going to redo my space again, I found a lot of really COOL ideas of how to organize under a kitchen sink.
5 Amazing Ideas to Help You Get Your Kitchen Sink Cabinet Organized!
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1. Try lining the bottom of your cabinet with a piece of laminate or sticky tiles.
That way if the sink leaks, it will not be sitting on wood. If you choose a light color, you will be able to see if a mouse has been down there pretty easily, too. Laminate tiles wipe clean very easily and will help you to keep your space clean!
2. Use Sliding Baskets or Drawers.
By installing a sliding basket, you’ll have easier access to what is under your sink because it will pull out easily. You could try something like this Rubbermaid basket:
or this cute 2 tier sliding basket:
3. Use Stacking Drawers
This will help you to utilize your space so much more and will keep everything that you store in them protected. Be sure to measure your space and maximize the amount of drawer space you can get under there.
4. Utilize the Door for Storage
You can attach baskets, door organizers or metal containers. Either way, you will enjoy having the space to store the things you grab for the most often.
5. Use Under Shelf Baskets
I ilke this idea for utilizing all of your space. This would require you to install a board for these shelves to hang from, as it will not be able to hang from your kitchen sink. Here’s what it could look like, complements of Crafts Alamode. (You should check out her whole post of what she did under her sink, it’s amazing!)
You can buy the shelves at Amazon that look like this:
Which of these options appeals the most to you?
Have you been following me in this get organized series? Did you know that I often pin my inspiration photos on Pinterest? One great board right now to follow is my Kitchen Organizing Tips. I’d love it if you’d follow me there (and pin this post!)
We’re going to be going through our kitchen junk drawer(s). Do you have a great way that you keep your junk drawer organized? Or does it explode all over the place every time you open it? What do you keep in your junk drawer? I’m looking for advice to share with others….and would love to include yours! Please share here with me, email me or share with me on Facebook, so I can share your ideas. Pictures are always appreciated, too!
Also, if you want to see what you’ve missed and what’s coming, just go here: 52 Week Organized Home Challenge.