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HOW TO: ORGANIZE UNDER SINK CABINETRY

This is one of my favorite organizing projects to do. It's a quick and easy installation, providing you have the right product. Under sink cabinetry is a little more interesting because we have the plumbing to take into consideration.




Follow along as I tackle the under sink cabinetry in my kitchen!

1) TAKE A BEFORE PICTURE


Not a critical step to the success of your project; but it feels pretty darn to look back at the progress you've made!


2) REMOVE EVERYTHING AND CLEAN THE CABINET

I often find that cleaning products have leaked, and left a mess inside the cabinet, so be sure to give it a good scrubbing. Consider a cabinet liner or silicone mat to protect your cabinet or cover up any stains from leaking products. I used a silicone mat with raised borders that give us a little extra insurance if there was ever a leak.



3) PURGE AND SORT.

Throw away any garbage, and remove items that don't belong. Create categories for the items that belong together. For example, underneath my kitchen sink I have the following categories: cleaning solutions, sponges & scrubbers, garbage bags & dishwasher tabs.


Pro tip: Really examine the number and variety of cleaning products you have. After being frustrated with my own unnecessarily large collection I heard about Blueland: 4 simple cleaning products (foaming hand soap, mirror/glass cleaner, multi surface cleaner, and bathroom cleaner) in reusable, beautiful bottles. Here is my favorite part: the refills are super small concentrated tabs that you simply drop into the bottle filled with water. This what 20+ bottles of back stock of cleaning products looks like! Pretty amazing eh?





4) MEASURE TWICE, BUY ONCE.

Based off the categories you create and the measurements of your space, purchase organizational products that make sense. If you follow my work, you'll know I use the Multi Purpose Bins from the Container Store A LOT. They are affordable, durable and attractive and the medium size hold cleaning products PERFECTLY. I used one XL multi purpose bin and 2 x medium multi purpose bin, making this project less than $20 in organizational product.


If you're organizing underneath your bathroom sink, you maybe have a little more vertical space to play with. Consider a stacking system such a the small tint stacking drawers from Container Store or the Linus Open Stacking Bins by iDesign.


Consider using your cabinet door if you still have excess that doesn't quite fit.


5) PLACE ITEMS BACK INTO CABINET


Place items into vessels and back into your cabinetry. Get rid of unnecessary packing. I don't keep my large black garbage bags in their box. I also keep all my diswasher taps in a vessel rather than their box.


6) LABEL


Use a simple label maker, a water based paint pen, etc to create labels for each of your vessels.


7) ADMIRE YOUR WORK!



Now you have all the tools you need to tackle this project yourselves!!




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