Shawna Bailey
Shawna Bailey
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  • West Orange, NJ

Easiest Under the Sink Organizer Hack

2 Materials
$10
15 Minutes
Easy

If you have a mess under your kitchen sink cabinet, there’s no need to fret! I have a super easy and cheap solution, and all it takes is 15 minutes, a tension rod and some plastic baskets. Bonus: it only costs $10 so say goodbye to that mess!
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Here’s how my messy cabinet looked when I started this project. Not a pretty sight, right? Step 1: Empty out the Cabinet
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I started by pulling everything out from under my sink. Emptying the sink cabinets allowed me to sort everything easily and quickly, and to get a good look at the space I had to work with. Step 2: Put up a Tension Rod
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I decided to wedge in a tension rod, in order to create two "levels" for my cleaning supply storage. If you have a lot of bottles or baskets, you can even squeeze in two tension rods. Step 3: Hang up Spray Bottles
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Most of my cleaning supplies are in spray bottles, so they fit perfectly over a tension rod, which clears up the much-needed floor space. Step 4: Organize Your Large Supplies
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Now that I had that free space (thank you, tension rod!), I slid all the larger items I don’t use as regularly to the back of the cabinet, and put the larger items I do use regularly (like garbage bags) in the front of them. Step 5: Bring in Baskets
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I laid out 3 plastic baskets and put all the medium and smaller items inside. Some of the more expensive under the sink organization kits have drawers, but plastic baskets slide in and out beautifully (and they're inexpensive), so I'm very happy with them. I wanted to corral everything in baskets so that if something spills, I can just rinse out the basket instead of having to clean everything under my sink.
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Enjoy saving time and effort the next time you need to clean up a mess!
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  • Melissa Navarro
    on May 18, 2018

    I have baking pans under my sink any ideas on how to organize those under there?

    • Carol Roberson Little
      on Jun 21, 2018

      I use picture hangers the ones with the one nail in them, the work great for any pan with a handle, you could hang some of them on the insides of you cabinet if you want, but the make ice decor for your walls too! Good luck girl!

  • Dbr18904664
    on Jun 26, 2018

    Why you have 2 tension rods in there? What is the one in the back used for?

  • Cindy
    on Nov 10, 2018

    How do your tension rods stay in place? I had put one under my cabinet that stayed in place awhile and then fell. I tried again with the same results. Then after someone came over to repair something unrelated, I asked him to install the tension rod also. He installed it and again it eventually fell down.

    I have only placed 4 bottles on the rod so it shouldn’t be the weight causing this.

    I love the concept just need to figure out how to do it. Thanks

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  • Kim
    on Sep 8, 2018

    Hi Shawna,

    Under my kitchen sink it looks similar & it drives me nuts as I am a clean & organized woman. So I LOVE this idea, tension rods can be picked up for $3 or $4 dollars & I already have nice baskets to use for smaller items...this is quick simple & I also love that you can See what you have...I end up buying doubles thinking I don't have any at home, but I do!!! Lol

    So thank-you once again for sharing this simple, cheap idea!!

    ~Kim

  • Tristan Terry
    on Sep 24, 2018

    Great idea!! THANK YOU

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