Despite our best intentions, the under-sink areas in the kitchen and bathroom can easily become Pits Of Despair. Allow me to present the 10 most helpful, ingenious, and actually-doable organization ideas I've found....

  1. Suspend Spray Bottles Since my goal is to have every possible cleaning product in a pretty spray bottle, this tip from Martha Stewart is gold.
  2. Hardworking Susan Real Simple reminds us that having to move a 23 things to find the one we want is really annoying. A Lazy Susan makes everything accessible.
  3. Grommets Ahoy I've had this gem from Martha Stewart in my Organized Inspiration Binder for years. Someday I'll do it.
  4. Light It Up Better Homes & Gardens suggests adding stick-on lights under your bathroom sink — genius!
  5. Pretty It Up This photo is from Real Simple but the advice is mine: if you put your supplies in attractive containers, you'll be more likely to keep them nice and neat.
  6. Pull Out IHeart Organizing has these great contact paper-lined pullout drawers under her sink — so much more dignified than rooting around on your hands and knees.
  7. Coffee Can Corral Whole Home Cleaners featured this ingenious idea: spray paint and label a coffee can, cut a hole in the lid, and you've got yourself the perfect container for trash bags. Mine always get out of hand.
  8. More Than Magazines The Productive Mom used magazine holders to organize her cosmetics, and I've seen them used to hold foil, parchment, etc, too.
  9. Greatest Hits Sure, I need to keep Goo Gone and bleach under the sink, but what I really need is easy access to the products and tools I use every day. Designed To Dwell put the favorites on the door so they don't get jumbled with the less popular items.
  10. Don't Hold Back Everyday Organizing featured this idea from, and I kind of love how intense it is. No more toilet paper rattling around unlabeled!