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Inexpensive Storage Ideas To Make The Most Of A Kitchen Sink Cabinet

I don't know about you but I think the storage in the cabinet under the kitchen sink is a dysfunctional and frustrating space to organize. The cabinet is a fairly large area with lots of storage potential. But the necessary plumbing needed for the kitchen sink and the dishwasher take up a lot of the cabinet. To further add to the issue the plumbing pipes don't nicely tuck away in the back. Instead the elbow joints and different pipes jut out and make the space awkward and uneven.
Difficulty: Easy
To add to my frustration I have a pretty small kitchen sink cabinet. As you can see I don't have a lot to work with. So what I decided to do was get creative and look for inexpensive storage containers to make the most of the space that I do have.
I bought two sets of plastic 2-drawer units. I labeled each drawer. I also found it helpful to take items out of the packaging they came in when they were purchased. For example the dishwasher tablets are now stored in one of the drawers. I love how convenient they are to access.
Another thing I did was take the scouring pads out of the packaging. They are not always needed but they are handy to have nearby. But scouring pads can be messy when they are dry and when they are wet. So I stored the dry ones in pairs in plastic sandwich bags to avoid getting the powder they can leave from getting all over the drawer. I also placed a small plastic storage container at the front to hold the wet ones after they have been used.
Next to the drawer units is just enough space for a tall plastic container to hold all of the cleaning tools that are handy to have near the sink.
On top of the drawer units I placed a plastic rectangular tray style basket. Actually if you look carefully I stacked two on top of each other to make the storage tray more sturdy. This is where I store the cleaners.
This how I am able to make the most use of the storage space that I have under the sink. For those of you who have a much larger kitchen sink cabinet I am bit jealous of the storage potential that you have using these inexpensive ideas.
All of the storage containers were inexpensively bought at Walmart and the dollar store. It was also a quick job to organize everything.
You cannot see it in the photograph but I also store the extra bottles of dish detergent and the dishwasher tablets hidden in the back. Every space in the cabinet is used to its potential without interfering with the necessary plumbing.
For more details and photographs I invite you to visit the blog!

To see more: http://timewiththea.com/2014/11/04/kitchen-sink-cabinet-storage-ideas/

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Oct 13, 2015

    This is very smart idea, I need to utilize something like this. My under the sink area is a hot mess.

    • Time With Thea
      Time With Thea Canada
      on Oct 13, 2015

      @Hannah V Thank Hannah! I love how you described yours as a hot mess. Mine used to look like that too. Very frustrating and so inconvenient.

  • Nancy A. Creese
    Nancy A. Creese Baltimore, MD
    on Oct 14, 2015

    very compact and organized... I love that you labeled them as well.. no fumbling around with each container.... looks great.

    • Time With Thea
      Time With Thea Canada
      on Oct 15, 2015

      @Nancy A. Creese Thanks Nancy. It certainly is better use of the space. The organizing and labeling too very little time to do!

  • Linda L Pulliam
    Linda L Pulliam Leander, TX
    on Oct 14, 2015

    very clever. will have to try. ty for sharing

    • Time With Thea
      Time With Thea Canada
      on Oct 15, 2015

      @Linda L Pulliam That is great Linda. My favourite part is that the dishwasher tabs are so accessible!

  • Joan Notah
    Joan Notah Chandler, AZ
    on Oct 14, 2015

    Great idea!

  • Erin H
    Erin H Las Vegas, NV
    on Oct 14, 2015

    I keep a basket under my sink for all my kitchen towels and I reuse my dishwasher pod containers because they are a nice heavy duty plastic to put stuff like soap and sponges. You can also take brackets and hang a dowel under there and use that to hang spray bottles or even wash cloths

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