Organize With a Tension Rod

10 Minutes
Easy

No matter how hard I try it seems like the cabinet under the kitchen sink always ends up messy. I would love to place the blame on my teenage children living at home. But that would not be entirely fair or honest.

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1 question
  • Judy Steffen
    on Mar 9, 2016

    How do you gget the tension rod to stay up?

    • Kathleen
      on Mar 25, 2016

      Well you would measure the spacexand purchase a tension rod that will fit since they are expandable. When you roll it out you make sure it will beca very tight fit just like a tension rod for hanging a shower curtain.

    • Vivielily
      on May 12, 2016

      Love the space saver and allows to see what needs to be replenished.

    • Michelle
      on Sep 20, 2016

      My tension rod falls as soon as i place a full bottle on it no matter what i do. I will find a way though!

    • Eroque022810
      on Dec 17, 2016

      Michelle, if you can't get rod to stay up the you can purchase the end pieces that hold a closet rod. Measure the space and these will need to be screwed into cabinet so ask at store in the cabinet area how long the screw can be. Then place tension rod there or purchase the rod and have it cut to fit. Now I wouldn't want to put holes in my cabinets I would buy a plastic holder that you can just store them in. Now back to rod since they come in different diameters maybe you need a more sturdy one to hold all of your products?

    • Lisa Elias
      on Jan 25, 2017

      you definitely need to get support pieces to o hold it up; tension rods are for light weight curtains. i have seen this idea many times and there is no way it will stay up without supports. just get a regular rod and mount it to the side of at the cabinet. that goes for holding up shoes in a closet also...too heavy for tennis rods....

    • Mem4423529
      on Feb 18, 2017

      If you use a tension rod that has a rounder diameter it will stay up . I have one in a closet that had no rod and have 10 winter jackets hanging from it and I have never had the rod fall down , it's all in using the proper size .

    • Teresa
      on Mar 8, 2017

      There is no tension rod that I have ever heard of that can hold 8-10 pounds of spray containers - and since a cup of water weighs between 8-9 ounces and some of these spray bottles hold 16 oz - you would need the end pieces.

    • Kay M Johnson
      on Oct 19, 2018

      Yes, I've tried using them before to. I even have issues with shower curtains. I tried a project with a bookcase for hanging baby clothes on with tension rods. Big disaster.

    • Teresa Lavender
      on Jan 31, 2020

      I haven't had luck with this either.

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  • Drolek
    on May 20, 2019

    Tried this with tension rod and it didn't work because weight of bottles pulled tension rod down; you would have to use a rod with brackets such as a café rod.

  • Michelle
    on Sep 1, 2019

    While handy...too many chemical cleaners under your sink..save our planet..make your own its easy..reuse one bottle not so much garbage...and microfiber cloths to reuse....too much plastic.and paper waste...ty

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