Organizing under the kitchen sink may seem like an easy task but for many households, the cabinet under the sink is the most cluttered (and dirtiest!). Think about it, what is usually kept under the kitchen sink? Cleaning supplies, dishwashing tools and of course there are pipes and maybe garbage disposal. The cabinet under the sink can become neglected and cluttered but these simple tips and tricks will show you how to organize under the kitchen sink and reduce the clutter in your kitchen.
We have reduced all of our cleaning supplies down to a select few (made with essential oils) so our home remains chemical-free for the most part. We still have bleach (I just can’t get rid of bleach for some reason!) and Greased Lightning (which I don’t use but my father-in-law swears we need this stuff after owning a cafe).
Consider reducing several cleaning items in your home to multi-purpose cleaners to reduce clutter. You can find essential oil recipes to make all-purpose cleaners HERE otherwise I highly recommend checking out Grove Collaborative who sells a variety of chemical-free products and my favorite is this one.
We keep the chemical cleaners in this black bin – it’s a recycling bin but is perfect under the sink for storage if you keep a recycle bin somewhere else in your home. We keep a large recycling bin in our garage. There is a smaller bin that attaches to the top with extra sponges, dish brushes and our Rub Away Bar 🙂
If you are as old as I am, you might remember using Mr. Yuk poison control stickers in your home as a kid. We had these on cleaning products around our home so I wanted to incorporate them into our home today. I found a Mr. Yuk face picture online, downloaded, printed and attached to the bin using double-sided tape. You can add a Mr. Yuk face anywhere in your home where you store chemicals or contact Poison Control for some free stickers, magnets, and other information.
We keep a fire extinguisher under our kitchen sink. You should have one on every floor of the house and especially in the kitchen.
We also have a small “laundry” basket under our sink for dirty towels and cloth napkins. We have greatly reduced our paper consumption since we switched to cloth napkins and only use kitchen towels for hand-drying and microfiber cloths for cleaning up spills.
We keep clean towels in the drawer next to the sink and we throw dirty towels/napkins in this basket which I empty and throw in the laundry once a week.
The glass container behind the laundry basket holds our dishwasher tablets. They are sealed in the original package AND in the sealed glass jar with the Mr. Yuk face sticker. Consider keeping items like this out of reach of small hands and clearly marked as a poison since many children have been known to mistake them for candy.
We also throw a back-up roll of paper towels in this cabinet but it’s very rare that we use them since we are pretty much a paperless kitchen!
Supplies to Organize Under the Kitchen Sink
Plastic Basket (ours is from the dollar store)
Small Container (for smaller dish-washing/cleaning items)
How to Organize Under the Kitchen Sink:
- Remove everything from under the sink and wipe down surfaces.
- Sort through items and decide what you need to keep.
- Place organizing supplies where it fits: organize items around your plumbing so there is nothing stuck between pipes or hiding behind pipes.
- Keep clear of the clutter under the sink by only storing items that you use on a regular basis.
The cabinet under the sink is easy to clean and organize if you reduce the number of items that you keep in the space. Only store items that you use on a regular basis and revisit this cabinet organization often to make sure you are not re-cluttering the space.
For more organizing tips, be sure to check out our popular posts:
- 10 Items You Need to Organize Your Home Like a Rockstar
- 3 Days to an Organized Kitchen Course
- How to Organize School Artwork and Projects
- 7 Steps To Get Your Family On-Board With Organizing
- How to De-Clutter When You Only Have 15 Minutes
What do you keep under the kitchen sink that you use on a regular basis?
How to Organize Your Home Fast
Get ready to have your mind blown. This method to organize house clutter quickly is not a new method or secret hack. Do you think the organizing pros have been keeping this secret method with how to declutter your home fast all to themselves? I think my mother used this “secret” strategy to quickly organize the house with 6 kids in the 1980’s… it’s definitely not a new way to clean a house fast… but it’s so easy that anyone with a laundry basket can do it.
My friends and family always asked me how to declutter fast because our house looks like a model home (not to brag). So I shared my secret with how to declutter a house fast with my friends and family and then they started doing this trick to quickly organize house declutter.
I bet you are dying to know how I organize my house fast with a family of 4 and a dog…
How to Organize Your Personal Life (Free Printable Bullet Journal Pages)
I had no clue what a bullet journal was until I did some research and found a bullet journal description to be a combined day planner/journal/diary/sketchbook/to-do list. But what I found most interesting when I started designing my bullet journal pages was that I could make each page anything I wanted it to be.
You see, there are A LOT of different planners and journals out there. Like a blogging planner, business planner, mom planner, meal planner or a gratitude journal, meditation journal, travel journal… and the list goes on and on!
I’m making it super easy for you to try bullet journalling for FREE and if you love it, then maybe you keep printing the free printable bullet journal pages or maybe you invest in a really cool journal and start posting pics of your beautiful pages on Instagram 🙂 If you could just mention that my free printables were your inspiration, that would be great 😉
6 Questions to Help You Organize Your Life and Get Rid of Clutter
Getting rid of the things you’ve collected during your life can be an emotional and physically draining process. Make the process easier by asking yourself 6 Questions to Help You Organize Your Life and Get Rid of Clutter.
Learn how to Organize Your Life and Get Rid of Clutter with these 6 simple questions and #getorganized for good!
If you don’t know how to declutter and simplify your home, this post with a simple 6 question checklist for decluttering your home can help. These questions can help you with organizing your life and getting rid of clutter. Getting rid of sentimental clutter is the hardest part for most individuals and these questions can help declutter your home fast. In fact, many of my readers have used this tool to learn how to clean and declutter their home in 30 days.
How to Get Rid of Unnecessary Possessions and Live the Life You Want
Stuff overload. Negative energy in your home and surroundings. Sound familiar? Are your materialistic items taking over your life? Do you want to know how to get rid of unnecessary possessions and live the life you want? I want that too… I mean, I really want to share how you can get the life you want by only keeping yourself surrounded with what matters most.
I know there are people (like you) that need REAL help getting their lives back and are stuck spinning their wheels because of the (bad) advice they find online. I’m sure you’ve seen the organizing “hacks” I’m talking about that don’t really help you eliminate things, but suggest that you need to add more things in your life in order to organize your current things.
If you organize things a certain way, that will reduce the clutter in your life, right? Wrong.
The only way to organize clutter is to get rid of it. Period.
10 Items You Need to Organize Your Home Like a Pro
The best way to organize clutter is to get rid of the clutter right? I agree that it doesn’t make sense to spend money buying more stuff in order to get organized, but there are certain organizing items that can help create a functional, simplified home.
I’m a firm believer that it’s best to re-purpose many items around your home FIRST before investing in more stuff. Take a look around your home to see if you have similar items that you can use in place of these items (shoe boxes, plastic food containers, etc).
If you don’t find anything in your home that will help you create the organizing systems that you need, spending a few dollars on these useful organizing supplies will be worth the investment in the long run!
Printable Labels to Organize Every Room in Your Home
You can organize the heck out of your home but truth is, Your Home is not completely organized until you add labels!
I’ve done the hard work for you and made every label for every space in your home.
If there is a label that you don’t see available below (for common household items), please let me know in the comments and I will add it!
Printable Home Organizing Cheat Sheets
Need help getting your family organized? Want to learn how to declutter your home fast with kids? Do you need help simplifying all the “stuff” in your home?
Let me help with my Cheat Sheet Bundle to Simplify Your Home in 30 Days!
Right now, you can get the Simplify Your Digital Life Cheat Sheet Plus 20 more pages of printable forms, cheat sheets, and checklists to help you FINALLY get organized!
Here’s what’s included in this bundle:
- Organize Your Home in 30 Days Calendar (also available separately here*)
- Simplify Your Home in 30 Days Checklist
- 6 Questions To Ask Yourself When Decluttering Cheat Sheet
- 7 Steps To Get Your Family Organized Cheat Sheet
- 15 Steps To Get Rid Of Paper Clutter Cheat Sheet
- Simplify Your Digital Life Checklist
- Declutter Your Home Fast (The Laundry Basket Method) Cheat Sheet
- Weekly (Detailed) Meal Planning Form (also in the meal planning bundle here*)
- Weekly (Simple) Meal Planning Form (also in the meal planning bundle here*)
- Sorting Signs (ONE of each): Trash, Recycle, Shred, Sentimental
- 30 Blank Printable Home Organization Labels in SIX Different Shapes (5 labels per page) and Transparent (can be printed on ANY color cardstock)**
32 Home Management Printables that REALLY Work!
No one should have to feel overwhelmed by homemaking because it costs too much or they can’t get the help they need.
When it comes to homemaking, do you ever struggle with everything on your to-do list? The cleaning, the cooking, the laundry, the organizing, the home projects… shall I keep going?
You are not alone.
Maybe you can relate to these statements:
- “I can never find the time to clean and organize”
- “I’m tired of feeding my family take-out for dinner”
- “I have no idea why we are always broke!”
- “I’m not sure how to start so I just keeping reading stuff & doing nothing”
- “I struggle with doing “all the stuff” to create a perfect home”
I’ve said all of these before by the way.
Almost all homemakers struggle with these points – whether you work outside the home or not, whether you have 0 kids or 12. Since I was struggling in these areas (and thought you might be as well), I created some encouraging and useful resources to overcome the most common homemaking struggles.
Everything you need to take your homemaking strategy to the next level is included in the Homemaking Printable Pack. I’ve been using the goodies included in the printable pack and the resources have significantly changed my home management strategy.
Pin it for later…
You might also like…
Psssssttt…Right now I’m offering a FREE 3-Day Course to Organize your Kitchen FOR GOOD! The free course includes instructions, tips and pictures for how to de-clutter, simplify and organize your kitchen in only 3-days! Hurry up and sign up here! (Course instructions will be sent after subscribing)
Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links or a sponsored post. All opinions are always 100% mine and I don’t partner with any product or company that I don’t use and love. Please see our Full Disclosure for more information.