Organizing under the Kitchen Sink…

December 8, 2010
I wish I would have taken a before picture… but I was on a role and totally forgot to. 

The main purpose for me to clean & organize this space was to purge all of the un-necessary cleaners, candles, junk, empty bottles, and lots of other surprises that I found.  
It was a screaming MESS!

When we would open the doors, things came falling out (kind of like my linen closet).

After switching to the Get Clean brand, I no longer need or want the old (toxic) cleaners I used to use. That gave room for SPACE!  No more bleach, ammonia, or chemical filled bottles under here anymore!
I LOVE the wire door organizers from Walmart. They were only $6.oo for a set of three different sizes.  Now its much easier to grab a cleaner, where as before I had to dig to find one. Its a simple fix for a never-ending problem.
This is on my list of things to buy. Isnt it great?  You hang it on the cabinet door! (Also found at Walmart).

I put an organizer on the other door too!

On the right side in the cabinet, I keep a metal organizer for my candles and two plastic bins. The first bin holds scrubbing brushes & microfiber cloths. The second bin holds hand soap pumps.

The left side under my sink is where my dish rack lives.

This is my favorite part… I got this cute green contact paper at TargetIt was $6.00 and made a world of difference.  It totally transformed the space.  Love it! I also placed the contact paper in all of my kitchen drawers. I still need to buy more for my bathrooms (on my list of things to do).

There is always a candle burning when I clean. Today it’s Warm Apple Pie. YuM!
I’m so glad you stopped by to visit my blog.  Your comments or tips are always welcome & loved.

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32 comments on “Organizing under the Kitchen Sink…

  1. I love your approach, that every space in your house can be organized and attractive/pretty even under the kitchen sink!

  2. Miriam says:

    I’m glad I found your blog, I NEED to learn how to organize better. I’m following you from Welcome Wednesday. Please follow me back at Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  3. Toni says:

    Thanks girls. I hope to inspire others and get inspiration as well!

  4. Lindsey says:

    Oh, wow. I have to get those door racks. My kitchen cabinet is an absolute nightmare. Just today, I found an upside down bottle of cleaner leaking all over the place. ugh.

  5. Hanna says:

    HI there! I am your newest follower from the blog hop! Lovely blog:) You can find me at
    Take a peek at my giveaways when you stop by. Everything is handmade and gorgeous!!
    OH!!! I want a clean and organized home!! Glad I found you!! When you stop by my blog you’ll see how dirty my bathroom mirror is:(

  6. shopannies says:

    well done you did a great job and I can imagine that it makes your cleaning routines much easier with all organized and neat

  7. Roberta says:

    I love those epoxy coated storage racks and I swear I have them on just about every lower cabinet door in my kitchen and bathroom 😉

    I posted about it here:

  8. the racks on the doors are such a great idea, i have a plastic bin full of different cleaners and it’s a mess. thanks for the tip

  9. Suertemom says:

    I love your blog and your organizing ideas! I will be coming back for more tips. Thanks! I’m your newest follower.

  10. Jill says:

    Toni I got exctied when I saw this post today, I took a photo on Monday of my very messy under sink cupboard, with intention of purging and reorganisng the space, guess what it still isn’t done so you have motivated me now, night get it one so It can be done for tuesday. Looks great by the way.

  11. SassyScorp says:

    Hi there!

    Just found you on the hops and I am your newest follower. Love your blog! Check out my blog and say hi sometime! While you are there you might wanna check out a couple giveaways I have ending this week with LOW entries, so come on by!

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  12. You have such a beautiful blog, Toni! Love your pictures:) You are very talented! I am now following you thanks to Welcome Wednesday and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
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  13. I think it’s funny that one of the sure signs you’ve reached adulthood is when a well-organized cupboard makes your heart pound like Tiger Beat did when you were a ‘tween. Not that I know anything about that though. Your sink area is beautiful and I’m enthralled with those door caddies for only $6?! I’m buying some tomorrow! Lovely pictures as well. I’m visiting from your link at Iheartnaptime.

  14. Samantha says:

    I know this was posted a while ago but I was JUST wondering/thinking about what people do with their dish rack. I hate having mine on the counter but I need it there to put the drying pots n’ pans. Why is yours under the sink? Do you leave it there or is it just for storage when you’re not using it?

  15. Toni says:

    Samantha, I store my rack under the sink when its not in use. I use the dishwasher most of the time. 🙂

  16. Lisa says:

    I love your blog! I just wanted to tell you that I have the exact contact paper and I love it too – BUT – I got mine at Dollar Tree!!! I have used it to cover a shelf and around empty cans to hold extra kitchen utensils or pens.

  17. Toni says:

    Lisa, Im goin to dollar tree tomorrow! lol. Lucky you!

  18. jme71 says:

    I have to say that I’ve been using your shaklee products for about a week and I’m totally sold. I organized under my sink and totally re arranged all my cabinets…I even totally copied off of you and used the same adorable contact paper. The basic H has replaced my stainless steel cleaner as well as all my cleaners and using it on my windows and my all glass front door…I can’t get OVER how gorgeous it looks! My kitchen absolutely sparkles! LOVE IT!

  19. Hey Toni.. great job as usual. Love the pics.
    Thanks for linking to my Organizing Mission Monday link party.

  20. Amy K says:

    thank you so much for being more organized than me. i decided to do this project and blogged about it. i referenced you and linked it your blog.

    you can see it here:

  21. HALLELUJAHS says:

    So I am sitting here on my iPad and just got inspired to go clean and purge thanks to this post! Awesome. I was feeling a little worn out today, but just got a burst of energy. Love that you burn a candle while you clean.

    I’ve been posting about a little cleaning and decluttering lately too. Feels so good.


  22. TeeBLiterary says:

    I just re-organized my under-the-sink space too! It looks a million times better, thanks for the inspiration:)

  23. sela21k says:

    I discovered your blog through clicking a number of links the last of which was ‘under the kitchen sink’ which I really needed help with! Just wanted to say thank you for the great ideas before I run out to the Walmart for those wire baskets and contact paper!

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  26. Terri says:

    Great ideas, especially for someone like me who has RA and have difficulty reaching for items. And love the over the cabinet organizers, good for apartment dwellers, not make holes in the doors, plus able to take it with when one moves. I use plastic containers under my bathroom sink also for easy access.

  27. I am SOO glad I found your blog, I just love it. I have a feeling Im gunna be up late reading post after post 🙂

    Hope you check out my blog and follow back if you like what you read 🙂

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  28. Even though there is no before picture, I sure can tell that it was way different from what it is now because I also experience the same problem. I do know it is my fault because I just dump things on my cabinet that when need something, I do not know where to find it. Your blog just inspired me to do the same and start cleaning up the mess. For more serious problems, one could still ask the help of Twin Cities janitorial just in case. Likewise, thank you for all the tips on the metal organizers, plastic bins, candles, etc.

  29. AshMcWomack says:

    I love this!! I recently did mine too! I saw on Pinterest where they took a tension rod and placed it underneath and used it to hang cleaning supplies on it as well as clean rags!! Love you blog BTW!! :)-Ashleigh

  30. L.L. says:

    is contact paper hard to put on? Have u ever heard of putting the contact paper in the freezer first, so it roll’s on better and w/ less air bubbles? I read this in a Martha S. book. I’m not sure if it is really true, and was wondering if anyone has tried it.

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