The season for home organisation and cleaning is here! One task you may want to do is organise under your kitchen sink. I recently turned this area of my home from a dumping zone into somewhere pretty dreamy (even if I do say so myself!).
Watch this quick video where I share the process or keep on reading to get my top tips for organising under your kitchen sink.
1. Pull everything out and give it a good clean
Like every area of your home that hasn’t had a deep clean recently, there are probably things under your kitchen sink that you don’t even know about.
Step 1 is to pull everything out, check product expiry dates and declutter things you no longer need.
Wipe down your cupboard and create a clean slate to work from.
2. Create some order
You’ll have your own preference on how to organise products under your kitchen sink but for me, it helped to create a large caddy with daily/weekly cleaning products, and seperate buckets for specialty cleaners and dishwasher supplies. I also picked up several smaller storage containers (those drawer units are stackable and a bargain buy from Kmart) for sponges, product refills, bin liners and other small items.
Using tubs and drawers means everything has a dedicated place and will help to keep this zone organised.
3. Look for ways to maximise space
As well as using stackable drawers, I was keen to create more functional space under my sink.
To take advantage of the vertical space, I decided to add an extra shelf at half height. This was an easy afternoon project where I had a piece of melamine board cut to size at the hardware store and drilled holes for shelf brackets at my desired height. It cost me under $10 and essentially doubled the amount of storage space.
4. Utilise removable hooks
Another way of maximising space is by adding removable hooks to the back of your cupboard doors. It’s a great option for renters who may not be able to add a shelf and is a handy way of storing dustpans, microfibre cloths and other things you need to grab quickly.
5. Finish with labels
Because no area feels truly organised unless it’s perfectly labelled — am I right?! — I finished off with vinyl labels.
There are loads of online stores where you can custom order the exact labels you want, or for a more affordable option you could use a label maker or DIY your own.
Will you be organising under your kitchen sink? I’d love you to tag me in any photos you share on social media (@stylecuratorau) or email pics of your organisation to email@example.com. It’s great to already see some of you give it a go!
Photography by Thorson Photography