Friday, November 15, 2013

Quick Fix Friday - Under the Kitchen Sink

Welcome to my first Quick Fix Friday!  Hopefully I will be able to get a post up every Friday from here on out.  By "quick fix," I mean an organizing project that can be accomplished in a half an hour or less.  Today I want to show you how I organized under our kitchen sink.

Here is the horrendous before picture.

Seriously??  This had been this way for months.  I just had enough.  Everything came out so that I could start with a blank slate.  

I thought about what I actually go into this cabinet for on a daily basis and decided to keep ONLY those items.  Previously, I had been using this cabinet to store all of the dusting sprays, window cleaners, bathroom cleaners, floors cleaners, etc. *side note: with 4 small children in our home, this cabinet most definitely has a childproof lock on it - just in case you were wondering!* Those items are NOT used daily.  The only items allowed back in were items that are strictly used in this area.  Dish detergent (liquid and pods), countertop cleaner, scrub pads, magic erasers, sponges and dish cloths.  The only exception of non-daily items were all of my hand soaps.  All of the other cleaners went into a cleaning caddy and found a new home in our laundry room.  

All of the hand soaps are now contained in this white bin.  I do believe I have a slight obsession with Bath & Body Works hand soaps.  And candles.  And Wallflowers.  I probably need an intervention.  

I put all of the dishwashing essentials along the left hand side.  Extra liquid dish detergent ended up in a plastic container near the back.  I took the pods from their packaging and put them in this flip top lidded container.

The right hand side is for all of our magic erasers, sponges and dish cloths.  I put the dish cloths in a napkin holder that I picked up on clearance at Target.  It's perfect!

Ahhh, so much better!  It's beautiful!

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  1. Looks great! I did this just a few weeks ago.

    1. Thank you! I love going into this cabinet now! :)

  2. I agree with Levi. Organizing things lets you feel more in control. Though I must add, organizing things under the kitchen sink can give you enough space to see a leaky pipe and other problems. You can also avoid unnecessary stuff that might cause damage to your pipes and sink. Anyway, thanks for this post! :)

    Paddy Wright @ Harris Plumbing


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