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I’m on a quest to de-clutter, organize and refresh my entire house starting with my kitchen. I previously shared my refrigerator organization tips, and today I’m sharing under kitchen sink cabinets organization tips. I think the 4 scariest parts of the kitchen are the refrigerator, under sink cabinet and the pantry. Organization is important to keep these areas under control.
The sink area is easy to organize. I like to minimize what sits out on my counters. I keep hand soap, dish soap, cloth and a scrubbing brush near my sink. I also love to have fresh flowers to brighten the area.
I’m a huge fan of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® products. Their scents are amazing plus they’re made with natural essential oils, phosphate-free and never tested on animals. Right now, my kitchen is stocked with Lemon Verbena – I love its citrusy herbal scent. I keep Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Hand Soap and Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Dish Soap on my counter.
Step 1: Remove everything Completely empty everything from under your sink and give it a good scrubbing
Step 2: Add removable shelf liner Shelf liner can add brightness (and color or pattern depending on your selection) to the dark under sink area. Also easily to wipe clean and replace when its time.
Step 3: Purchase a few containers and organizing products Select a few containers, and organizing shelves or drawers, that work for your cabinets. Because of the plumbing this space is often awkward so you have to be creative making things fit.
Step 4: Remove any products you don’t use Store extras in pantry or garage – this space is limited and hard to reach so minimize what you store in this space
Step 5: Fresh towels and cleaning cloths We’re a mostly paper-free kitchen and use cloth for napkins, scrubbing and dish drying. I keep a basket of cloths and towels under the sink so they’re easy to grab when you need a fresh one. I have a small laundry basket in my pantry for them when they’re soiled. Every once in awhile I treat myself to a set of new cloths and towels and its a great way to refresh my kitchen.
Step 6: Create a Cleaning caddy I’m a huge fan of caddies because everything is together and it easy to carry around to where you need it. I have a two-story house and have an upstairs cleaning caddy and a downstairs cleaning caddy. This way cleaning supplies are always easily accessible. What’s in the caddy:
● Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner
● Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Multi-Surface Concentrate
● Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Glass Cleaner
● stainless steel cleaner
● wood cleaner
● granite cleaner
● sponges, scrubbing toothbrushes, scraper
● Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Toilet Bowl Cleaner
● Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Surface Scrub
Step 7: Create a bin for some kitchen essentials Under sink essentials include Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® Automatic Dish Packs, sponges, paper towels (even though we’re mostly paper-free there are occasions paper towels are needed, but I prefer to keep it under the sink so they’re not the first choice) and garbage bags.
Step 8: Make use of vertical space I use a cabinet shelf to create a space for a basket of cloths and towels under my cleaning caddy. The basket is easy to pull out to grab a cloth, and easy to remove from the cabinet to refill.
Step 9: Make use of the cabinet door space On one side I have a towel rack for a hand-drying towel. On the other side, I have a pair of gloves hanging on a hook.
Step 10: Add color and pattern Color and pattern makes any space look better and I find it helps me to maintain the space when I’m happy about it. Bring color in with the containers, shelf liner and towels. Pattern can be brought in with the shelf liner, towels, and labels.
I love washi tape for adding color and pattern and its easily removable. I used my label maker to print labels on clear tape and then applied the label over a strip of washi tape.
I added a strip to the inside of each cabinet.
On a recent trip to Fry’s Marketplace, I stocked up on Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® products. They’re easy to find in the cleaning products aisle of the store.