Easiest Under the Sink Organizer Hack

2 Materials
15 Minutes
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!
Here’s how my messy cabinet looked when I started this project. Not a pretty sight, right? Step 1: Empty out the Cabinet
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
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
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
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
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.
Enjoy saving time and effort the next time you need to clean up a mess!
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  • Wendy Freed Schonewitz Wendy Freed Schonewitz on Aug 30, 2021

    I love what you did under the sink, but I have to ask. Why did you put Nature Valley snacks under the sink with the cleaning products?

  • Donna Donna on Aug 31, 2021

    I'm not sure why there is food stored underneath the kitchen sink?

  • Reenie Reenie on Apr 04, 2022

    I’ve tried this with several tension rods and each one fails with the rods falling down. Any ideas as to why and how to stop this?

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  • Marjorie Marjorie on Sep 21, 2020

    Lowe’s or Home Depot. It’s been years & has held up beautifully.

  • Minnie Minnie on Sep 22, 2020

    Not practical! My cleaning product bottles took down the rod in a heart beat. They are heavy especially when they are full.