BEFORE & AFTER:
I’m sure all of us can shamefully admit that all our cabinets underneath our kitchen sinks have gotten to a really bad place like mine did in the before photo. Life gets messy sometimes, along with our homes, but the good news is they don’t have to stay that way! Considering Thanksgiving is only one quick week away, I wanted to go room through room and get rid of anything unnecessary that is laying around, organize what I want to keep, and clean, clean, clean along the way so the house is fresh and beautiful for everyones favorite meal of the year! Last week I organized my entire fridge and this week I have moved on to everything else in the kitchen, along with what you can imagine was the most unorganized part; underneath the sink!
As you Diamonds can see just about everything is everywhere! Nothing has a specific place or home, and none of the cleaners or sprays are in the right categories! The best way to tackle a mess like this is to empty the entire space clean! Wipe it down to get rid of any excess dirt, stains, and sticky spots incase product has leaked in the past.
The best organizational bins for this job are very thick, sturdy wooden ones that are easy to clean and easy to stack product in so that everything stands up right nicely without feeling like the bin is to weak for what’s inside. There are certain bins made out of plastic that I do not think will work well for this project so consider staying away from them, along with wicker baskets! Baskets of any kind are not meant for sprays or chemicals due to the materials holding smells and not being able to fully dry correctly. Baskets also tend to be flimsy so it wouldn’t be proper to store heavy bottles of liquids in any of them.
I couldn’t be happier with the wooden bins that I found for this organizational project underneath the sink. They are incredibly perfect for this job! Even with both of them filled to the brim with all of the products they are still as sturdy as can be! I did go ahead and purchase two bins, but if you have a bigger space underneath your sink you can purchase however many you might need!
When you open the left hand door underneath my sink this is what you see! Inside of this first bin I have all of my cleaning supplies! Multi-surface sprays, hard wood shiners, and window cleaners! The few products that I have to the left of this bin are sanitizing wipes, and extra cleaning solution incase something would need to be refilled that is already inside the bin.
When you open the door on the right hand side underneath the sink this what you see! The other box was filled with sprays and cleaners, where as this one is filled with the fun stuff! All kinds of air fresheners, fabric sprays, and scented room sprays that smell like all four seasons and the wonderful warm holidays that we love! Outside of the bin I have a few things that we reach to very frequently, along with a few other random things incase we’d ever need to bring them out and use them! The dishwasher pods and dish liquid have to be in reaching distance since we use that on an everyday basis.
The before and afters of both of the bins underneath each side of the sink are immaculate! I truly couldn’t be happier with the the way I chose to clean and organize this tiny project that I’ve been wanting to get to for quite some time now. Things like these are ones we tend to put off, even though they usually take the least amount of time up in our lives. We find time for the things we enjoy, so if we take a little bit of that extra time we have to prioritize making our houses into extraordinary homes that we love coming home to, then you’ll grow to love doing things you never thought you would!