Under Kitchen Sink Organization Ideas: Easy and Beautiful DIYs

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Are you wanting under kitchen sink organization ideas? I have several tips to share with just a few Dollar Tree items.

What should I put under my kitchen sink? The area under my kitchen sink had become a dumping ground for all sorts of stuff and a big fat mess. It is where I store cleaning supplies, cleaning products (many of which I don’t use anymore), scrub brushes, and similar items. Today I’m sharing my kitchen sink cabinet organization project. You will be amazed at how easy it is to create extra storage in your sink cupboard. You can do the same thing to create more storage space under the bathroom sink.

Here's the big mess that I had before hand.

Here’s the big mess that I had before hand.

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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.

The first thing I did was empty everything out of the inside of the cabinet and sort it. 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.

I bought some contact paper from Dollar Tree and coated the bottom - wow what a difference that made alone.

I bought some shelf liners from Dollar Store and lined the bottom of the under-sink cabinet – wow what a difference that made!

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 - https://chascrazycreations.com/trash-bag-storage-dispenser-container/

I took an old Clorox wipe container and upcycled 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 bought a tension rod and placed it in front of the garbage disposal. This is one of the best ways to make extra space under a kitchen sink area or even under a bathroom cabinet. I used this to hang some of my spray bottles for easy access. The one you see here has rubbing alcohol in it for disinfecting. I also keep a spray bottle of dish soap and water as an all purpose spray, 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 then replaced only the everyday items I needed to have in the under-sink area. I have large trash bags (my small container of grocery bags is right behind it), dishwasher, and dish soap. A few smaller items like back up dish scrubbing supplies are in storage containers 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.

I used a couple command adhesive hooks on the back of the cabinet door to hold some supplies I grab once and a while for cleaning. You can also find door organizers at the hardware store that fit inside of the cabinet door.

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.

On the other side I put a portable caddy 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.

It is so nice to have a functional sink space that looks great.

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.

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Other tips and sink storage ideas include :

  • You can use a lazy susan to reach items easier, and you can even DIY your own
  • Add some plastic bins, pull-out drawers, under-sink organizers, storage systems, wire baskets, clear containers, clear acrylic drawers, a small basket, and glass jars to create extra space. The container store has some great options too.
  • You can store things like hand soap, paper towels, dishwasher tabs, dishwasher tablets, dishwasher pods, and water filter, in your storage area too.
  • You can place magic erasers, microfiber cloths, and other items in a cleaning caddy under the sink.

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30 Comments

    1. Thank you Gael, I’m thrilled you want to give some of these a try. Great picture by the way ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Chas, what a great upcycle of a an old Clorox wipes container! I think we throw at least three of those a month away at my day job I’ll definitely be grabbing one next time! Can’t believe what a difference that contact paper made too, I can think of several spots my house could use that tip for sure.

    1. Thanks so much Tarah, I have those Clorox containers everywhere now (even my car). Contact paper is a quick inexpensive fix. Might look into peel and stick vinyl down the road. So much fun doing a post together – thanks!

  2. Oh these ideas are brilliant. When we move in a couple of months Im def going to use these ideas. a long with getting rid of 3/4 of the stuff under the sink. #SeniSal

    1. Thank you so much Bree, and I’m thrilled you can use some of these ideas too.

  3. I like the tension rod for hanging spray bottles! It not only gives you more space on the floor of the cabinet, it also means you don’t have to bend over as far to reach the bottles!

    1. Thank you so much and I do love that feature too Becca ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. A few great tips for organizing under the kitchen sink especially reusing the Clorox container for plastic bags. #trafficjamweekend

    1. Thank you so much Antionette and I”m thrilled you like the plastic bag container. I have them everywhere (including my car)

  5. I am moving to my new house and you can be sure I am going to use some of your tips to store my stuff. Contact paper….such a simple idea but who says it can’t be pretty!!! #trafficjam
    ~Tracy

    1. Thank you so much Tracy for your kind words and I love that this might work for you as well.

  6. Amazing what a little contact paper will do, eh? and I love that spring-rod trick. I am getting ready to tackle a couple cabinets in my kitchen so this is just what I needed today. Thank you!

    1. Thank you Linda, and it’s so very true. I have used contact paper around the house for a few things and love it.

  7. Contact paper is great in many DIY projects. Under your kitchen sink looks now very tidy and organised.

    1. You are so very sweet Riitta, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Looks great! I’ve used contact paper, too, under my sink and it does make a difference. Brightens up the cave under the kitchen sink.

    1. Thank you and thanks for sharing your experience with the contact paper too. I appreciate it.

  9. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next weekโ€™s party too!

    1. Thanks for everything Marilyn, thinking of you and can’t wait to catch up soon!

  10. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next weekโ€™s party too!

    1. You’re the best Marilyn, thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Great ideas! I really have been wanting to tackle all the small drawers and cabinets in my home to make them actually function. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks Sarah, it’s so nice to get this area organized. I just tackled a desk area in my kitchen – I’ll be posting that one too ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you and I would love to come help my friend!

    1. Thank you so much Cherryl, and I’m so glad I did it. Was so very worth it.

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