Organizing Under the Kitchen Sink

September 3, 2014

 

I’ve shared how I organize under my kitchen sink in the past (here and here) and it’s time for an updated look.  Thanks to  3M Command, I’m utilizing even more space for a functional & organized look.  You’ll notice the difference right away.  The first thing I did was remove everything from the cabinet and wiped it clean.  I also cleaned off the area (where I’m installing Command hooks) with rubbing alcohol, to help with adherence.

 
 

Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL

 
 

Next I gathered some organizing bins.  I found these great plastic refrigerator bins at TJ Maxx.  They work well in the space since they are narrow and short. My garbage disposer takes up a lot of room.

 
 

Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL

 
 

Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL

 
 

After I placed the bins in the cabinet, I organized the cleaning supplies & microfiber cloths into baskets.

 
 
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Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL
 
 

… then I placed them in the cabinet.

 
 

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Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL
 
 

Once everything was organized into the bins & baskets, It was time to hang my Command hooks. I chose the Glamorous Green Wire Hooks & Medium Hooks. They match the “green” cleaners I use perfectly.

 
 
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Next I hung the cleaning tools. (Remember to wait an hour before using the Command hooks).

 
 
Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL
 
 

Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL

 
 

I hung kitchen gloves, a squeegee, a scrubbing brush and a lint brush.

 
 
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Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL
 
 

Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL

 
 

On the right side wall of the cabinet, I placed another Command hook. I keep a microfiber cloth here.  I use it to wipe down my kitchen appliances (throughout the day).  So many fingerprints!

 
 
Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL
 
 

After the hooks were installed, I organized some cleaners into stackable wire baskets (purchased at TJ Maxx).  I placed these baskets in front of the short & narrow bins.

 
 

Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL

 
 

I placed sponges & microfiber cloths in the lower basket. To the left are my clear Ikea containers. I store dishwasher detergent packs in them.

 
 
Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL
 
 

Last but not least, I placed my frequently used cleaners in the door organizers. These came standard in my cabinetry when I built the house.

 
 

Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL

 
 
Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL
 
 

I love having these paper towels at arms reach, after I wash my hands.

 
 

Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL

 
 

Thanks to Command products, I am in love with my new space.

 
 

Organizing under the kitchen sink via ABFOL

 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Command Brand. All opinions are my own & I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe my readers will enjoy. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  Please click here for full disclaimer.

 

42 comments on “Organizing Under the Kitchen Sink

  1. Stacey says:

    Any ideas where to purchase cabinet door shelving like that? I have tried, but most are too wide for bathroom or under sink doors.

  2. Emilie Gate says:

    Would you be able to write a list of where you purchased each item. I love the colors, also the mat that goes on the bottom of your kitchen cupboard! Also, all the other items, they all fit so well together! Great Job!

  3. Erin says:

    Happy place! I need to check and see if I have some space on the side to hang some items. Love it!

  4. Cindy says:

    Where do u put your dirty rags each night?

    • Rachel says:

      Each night the rags are taken to the laundry room where they’re kept in a bin until that load is washed (every couple of days)

  5. Melanie says:

    Do you have a list or could you provide a list of your cleaning products. I am in the process of switching to all natural/green products and have been trying to do price comparisons but didn’t know if maybe you had already done that. Why reinvent the wheel?!?

  6. Paula says:

    I LOVE this! I was just looking under my sink, but was clueless how to organize it and this looks great. Thanks for sharing your tips and organizing solutions.

  7. Nydia says:

    I see you have all honest company products in your kitchen now, is there a reason why you no longer use Shaklee? Just wondering since i’m thinking of switching everything over to Shaklee in my house, but want to know if there is a reason why I shouldn’t. Thanks.

  8. Nicole says:

    Is there anywhere on your blog where you list the all of cleaning products you use???

  9. Kim Cargile says:

    Are the colored command hooks available in stores? or do they have to be specially ordered? I am a command hook junkie but I have never seen the colored ones. How fun!!

  10. Michelle says:

    Just want to say ate my Idol.. Ok so now where did u get the cleaning brushes and door organizers

  11. Kangelia says:

    I absolutely loved this and have gained a lot of ideas that I will personally use. I do have a few questions though; what is in the container next to the dishwasher pacs? and what do you use the castille soaps for? Thank so much for sharing

  12. Cindy says:

    Where do u put your dirty kitchen towels each night?

  13. Tricia says:

    Toni where can I purchase Honest products? Thank you for all you do!!! :))

  14. I love all the green! I also store my gloves on the same kind of clip and on a Command Hook. Looks great!

  15. Jessica says:

    I love this! It’s so organized!

  16. Esmerelda says:

    Just wondering why you need to use paper towels? What about a normal towel you can wash and re-use? I know you get paid to advertise all this new stuff but it makes me so sad to see all this plastic being created just to keep things tidy. Just so unnecessary really and a waste of resources.

    • Toni says:

      I dont use paper towels that often. I have a dish cloth hanging on my dishwasher. The paper towels are more for dirty messes (pets, etc).

  17. AndreainWI says:

    Where do you keep your dish drainer for dishes that can’t go in the dishwasher? I keep mine under my sink, but all the Under Sink Organizing posts I’ve seen never have them shown.

  18. Tanya says:

    This is so pretty!!! Where did you purchase the mat at the bottom of your cabinet?

  19. Serena says:

    This is a great and organized space!!! Great Job!!

  20. Susan says:

    I can’t find the wire clips you use to hang your rubber gloves? Do you have a source for them?

  21. Gail says:

    It’s easier to be neat and organized when everything is new! My home is old 1971 and I cant afford to remodel so even though everything is organized it doesn’t look nearly as picture perfect due to exposed pipes etc

    • Lura says:

      I hear ya Gail! We’ve got a (min) 3 section house. I have no idea when the building started and when it ended, but it’s like every section is it’s own decade! lol!! 😀 And with us having three boys (5, 2 & 6 mos.) things aren’t cheap! I just figure, if the only thing I can do is slap a bucket of paint up (and yes that’s part of my ‘under the sink’ organzing/storage plan), that’s good enough. At least things cannot hide in the dark then!! GL! 🙂

  22. Madison says:

    I live this idea and hope to do it in my house

  23. Erna says:

    I never thought I’d have under-the-sink envy … now I do!!!

  24. diane says:

    Any suggestions on organizing a corner sink? Currently I have a pull out wire basket installed, but both sides get so messy with me tossing things in. thanks.

  25. Jennifer says:

    I love this you did a great job representing each step you took to organize under your sink! I have a question though…. I am a person who uses a bunch cleaning supplies with very little amounts of space to place them in, do you have any suggestions for me?

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