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....
- 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.
- 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.
- Grommets Ahoy I've had this gem from Martha Stewart in my Organized Inspiration Binder for years. Someday I'll do it.
- Light It Up Better Homes & Gardens suggests adding stick-on lights under your bathroom sink — genius!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Don't Hold Back Everyday Organizing featured this idea from Alexandra.tv, and I kind of love how intense it is. No more toilet paper rattling around unlabeled!
(Image credits: Martha Stewart; Grant Cornett for Real Simple; Martha Stewart; BH&G; Grant Cornett for Real Simple; IHeart Organizing; Whole Home Cleaners; The Productive Mom; Designed To Dwell; Alexandra.tv via Everyday Organizing)