The area under my kitchen sink had become a collection of “stuff” and a big fat mess. It was time to give it an overhaul by cleaning it out, fixing it up, and organizing it.
As a bonus – THIS WEEK I’M TEAMING UP WITH MY LINK PARTY PARTNER TARAH FROM GRANDMA’S HOUSE DIY WITH A KITCHEN PROJECT!
Here’s the big mess that I had before hand.
I first emptied everything out and went through everything. If it didn’t need to be down there – it wasn’t going back in. I then wiped the entire area down and cleaned it up. You can see we had some water damage from a previous leak we had.
I bought some contact paper from Dollar Tree and coated the bottom – wow what a difference that made alone.
I took an old Clorox wipe container and ucycled it to hold all of our plastic grocery bags. Most of the time we use our recycled bags but we do reuse plastic bags as our garbage bags. You can find the tutorial on this upcycle here – Trash Bag Storage Dispenser Container
I bought a tension rod, and hung some of my spray bottles from that to give me more space. The one you see here as rubbing alcohol in it for disinfecting. I also keep a spray bottle of dish soap and water as well as vinegar and water.
I placed only the items I needed to have back in which on this side included – large trash bags (my small container of grocery bags is right behind it), dishwasher, and dish soap. A few items like back up dish scrubbing supplies are in a container in the very back.
I used a couple command hooks on the back of the cabinet door to hold some supplies I grab once and a while for cleaning.
On the other side I put a container that could be easily pulled out and it contained some of our cleaning supplies. This container also comes in handy for cleaning, soaking, etc.
It is so nice to have a function space that looks great.