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BEFORE – Under Kitchen Sink
The area under the kitchen sink in the average household often looks like a wasteland of mystery cleaners, rags, old vases and whatever else doesn’t fit on the countertops. Trying to organize this space is a challenge at times if you also have a garbage disposal and water filtration system taking up valuable inches.
For peace of mind and just in case a leak develops under the sink, it’s a good idea to keep this space tidy. This article will show you how to declutter under the kitchen sink in record time.
Under kitchen sink
Sit on the floor directly in front of the open cabinet. Place trash bag and the box next to you and place the clean rag and tools within reach. To declutter under the kitchen sink, pull everything out from under the sink tossing the obvious throwaways like old sponges, etc. in the trash bag.
Place household cleansers that you’re not using anymore into one of the boxes to be properly disposed of. See Earth911 link under resources; enter your zip code and type of waste into the search box for location nearest you.
Set aside dirty microfiber dusting cloths and old scrubbing rags to be cleaned. Place cleansers you use often into the plastic tool caddy. When the area is completely empty, wipe down well with the clean rag.
Hang the wire rack in place on the inside of the cabinet door. To do this, first place the level on bottom shelf of wire rack. Hold rack into position, mark placement of screws with permanent marker.
Using the awl, make a small starter hole where each of the four screws will be. Install the rack using the ratchet screwdriver. Place dishwashing powder or liquid in the rack.
Secure one screw towards the front on each of the side walls to hang any handled dusters, keeping them up and out of the way. You may need to angle the two tiered sliding organizer baskets under the kitchen sink to allow for the wire rack installed inside the cabinet door.
AFTER – Under kitchen sink
Make any necessary adjustments, so that all items placed under the kitchen sink provide easy access to the plumbing. Place the portable tool caddy front and center so it can be removed quickly if needed for cleaning or any under the sink maintenance. Note the angled baskets also allow quick removal.
As a bonus for a job well done, note that when you declutter under the kitchen sink you’ll be able to see at a glance what cleaning items may be needed. Save money by keeping this area tidy and avoid purchasing cleansers you already have at home.
Things You’ll Need:
- clean rag
- plastic “tool” caddy
- wood screws
- awl, ratchet screwdriver, level, permanent marker
- wire rack for door
- Mainstays slide out organizer baskets (two tier)
- box for old cleansers
- trash bag