Coming up with a storage system for under your sink can be really difficult, mainly due to your plumbing set up! For the majority of kitchen and laundry sinks, the plumbing takes over half the storage space in the cabinet. The plumbing also creates awkward nooks and crannies so you may need to get creative with your storage options, that’s where we come in.
Always start with decluttering! Due to the odd shape of this cabinet, it’s likely things will be hiding at the back you haven’t reached for in years. Remember to check the expiry dates of all your cleaning products, even standard dishwasher tablets expire after two years and after that can start to deteriorate. When decluttering, you may find that you have an abundance of products that do similar jobs, it doesn’t hurt to look into multi-purpose products that will save you money and space.
Tip: Think before disposing, chemicals should never be placed in rubbish bins, poured down the sink or left for hard rubbish. Reach out to your local council to find out the best way to dispose of any unwanted chemicals.
When it comes to organising, we recommend sorting your under-the-sink items into categorised containers! For everyday ease our 5L modular containers are perfect for taller items so that you can still see the label. These categories can include dishwasher, insect repellent and dishwashing, making it easy to find the right product you need in a hurry. Once you’ve decided on your categories, start by placing the larger items at the back and work your way forward, this will make it easier to find what you’re looking for. For smaller items or fiddley bits and pieces you can’t go past our modular insert trays, these will help keep everything in its place.
Mastering your under-sink storage is a step in the right direction when it comes to conquering all organisation within your kitchen! Ready for your next kitchen project? We’ve listed out all the smaller projects you can tackle to keep your kitchen organised.
Small Kitchen Organisation Tasks
– The freezer is often an overlooked part of the kitchen, nothing lasts forever and you’ll thank yourself for organising the freezer when you quickly realise you need to stock up on ice-cream.
– Organising your kitchen bin may seem like an odd task however, an integrated pull-out bin will help to keep your kitchen clean and tidy and even make taking out the trash easier.
– Coffee lover? Theres no doubt your coffee station could do with more organisation! Storing all your coffee accessories in the one place will help to keep your kitchen counter clear and have your coffee made in record time.
– Pantry organisation can be a large task in itself, if you find you don’t have time to fully re-arrange your pantry start by doing one shelf at a time! Or simply go through your pantry once a month to make sure everything is in date.
We hope these tips have helped you get a handle on your under-sink storage and inspired you to get started on those smaller kitchen organisation projects. For more storage tips, tricks and ideas, visit our blog or follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.