I am willing to bet you have everything but the kitchen sink under your kitchen sink…
Yeah I just said that.
It might sound absurd but it seems that under the kitchen sink turns into a catch all. Since kitchen space is such a valuable commodity, you might like some simple tips on how to use the space under your kitchen sink more efficiently.
Plus, one of the best places to find extra storage space is right under your kitchen sink. Organizing under your sink help to will free up space.
Clean It Up
I am sure that this advice won’t apply to you since the cabinet below your kitchen sink is spotless. So bear with me as I touch upon this for the other readers…
I have looked under many many sinks when showing homes. You always want to look for any damage from water leaks. Under some sinks you will find rusty pipes, water stains, dead bugs, and sometimes a collection of various cleaning supplies that dates back to the Civil War.
If you want to take advantage of the space under your kitchen sink, the first step is to clean it up. After you have cleaned it you may even want to slap a fresh coat of white paint on it. That will help to lighten things up. By having everything clean and fresh, it will make it easier to envision the possibilities.
Make the Most of It
Now that you have cleared out and cleaned under your kitchen sink, it is time to think about how to prevent it from becoming a mess again. I suggest you start searching online and check out some of the options at the hardware stores for kitchen organizers.
You can find some that are made specifically for this space. They range in price from affordable to “Oh my GAWD they sure are proud of that thing”.
You can buy amazing under-sink shelving and organizing products. Some of them will even let you build them around your sink’s pipes. If you fill the cabinet with shelving, then you’re more likely to keep things organized.
With shelves, hopefully you won’t end up just throwing everything underneath the sink.
There is only so much space under your sink. To maximize this space, you need to think vertically. By this I mean you can buy some plastic or metal hooks to hang things on. It’s a great way to store things without using up too much precious space.
Another trick is to put a rod across the opening of the cabinet. You can use it to hang spray bottles on by using the built in hook – the spray trigger.
Rolling Rolling Rolling
Be sure to consider some of the rolling drawers that are made for under the sink. I like these because it makes finding everything easier. Also I have seen people use these types of organizers for their recycling bins. You can find these online, at hardware stores or even at Wally World.
You can find little a Lazy Susan if the pull out rolling shelves aren’t your cup of tea.
Hiding Behind the Doors
Another unique way to use space under your kitchen sink is using small shelves on the backside of the doors. Or you can use hooks or the dowel rod trick. Use your imagination.
The Take Away
Many people want a new kitchen because they think they do not have enough storage space. If you’re feeling short on space, try reorganizing. It’s a lot cheaper than remodeling or buying new cabinets. You’ll be surprised by how much space you already have.
The space under the sink is a whole world of storage possibilities. If you have wasted space under the kitchen sink, then use it!