I never thought under my sink needed a makeover… I mean who sees it but the two of us, right? Then hubby installed a water filter system and I had to clean out underneath for him to install it. UGH!!!! Of course doing this triggered all kinds of thoughts on how I wanted to revamp the entire kitchen. Funny how a simple task can get you thinking in the BIG picture, right?
But let’s start with revamping your sub-sink storage in a single afternoon so it’s as fresh as the cleaning supplies you keep there.
Step #1 – Clear the cupboard
I was amazed at the things under the kitchen sink! So let’s start with a clean slate.
Empty your under-the-sink cupboard and place everything on a nearby counter. Yes, we mean everything! Throw out the empty bottles. Get rid of the supplies you never really use. You know the one everyone said was so good but it doesn’t touch the dirt in your kitchen. Now decide the best storage solutions for your space.
Step #2 – Gather supplies together
Separate the rest of the supplies into groups based on how or where you use them. For example, a Your Way Rectangle or two can hold everything you need to wash the dishes. Use a Your Way Rectangle Basket with a liner to contain polishes, detergents and other bottles. Turn a Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote into a mobile cleaning station with rubber gloves, multi-surface cleaners and a duster. You can personalize them to keep your supplies neatly labeled and simple to find. You’ve the “I can’t find it so I can’t do it” excuse, right? No more excuses for anyone to shrug off cleaning duty! Guess it means me too! LOL.
Step #3 – Use empty space
If you are anything like me, you have a handful of supplies items which don’t quite fit into any category – or maybe they are used so much they defy categorization. A few tools and a few minutes can give you easy access to these items whenever you need them.
Add a tension rod to hang spray bottles so they’re always a cinch to reach. Fasten hangers inside the doors to store scrubbers, dusters, towels and other frequently-used supplies.
Cleaning up is far less of a chore when your tools are organized and easy to find. A fresh new look under the sink may be all you need to spark your own cleaning expedition!
Check out this makeover video:
Need help? How about snapping a picture of your problem area, send it to me and I will help you get organized? Live close enough and I will be happy to come to you with tips and tricks (not only Thirty One solutions) to help you get organized.
Let’s start today to tackle your “get organized” New Year’s Resolution…..
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!