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[VIDEO]: How to Organize Under the Kitchen Sink Cabinet

In this video I show you how to organize under the kitchen sink cabinet to maximize your vertical storage space around the pipes and on the cabinet door while making everything super simple to access!


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Hi, everyone. I’m Alejandra from Alejandra.TV. And in this video, I’m going to show you how to organize underneath your kitchen cabinet or underneath your kitchen sink in the kitchen cabinet.

But first, if you’re looking to get organized, you can check out my free organizing video series on my website, Alejandra.TV. The link is below.

Organizing Under the Kitchen Sink Cabinet

So when it comes to organizing your kitchen cabinet, one of the biggest problems is having too much stuff in a small space where things are just getting jammed inside and you can’t find what you need when you need it. So I’m going to show you how I organized mine to have only the things that I need that I really need to clean the kitchen and just like a few other things.

How to Organize Under the Kitchen Sink Cabinet

How to Organize Under the Kitchen Sink Cabinet

This is what my cabinet looks like. And so, let me just show you what I’ve done here. So on the door over here, I maximized space by putting an over-the-cabinet-door organizer for some of the cleaning products and then I have extra sponges down at the bottom.

One of the things that is kind of annoying with over-the-door cabinets is they rattle when the cabinet doors open. So to fix that, I’ve just put putty down like underneath here so nothing shakes and there’s actually putty at the bottom like down here so nothing is going to rattle because that’s kind of annoying. So now, nothing moves. So, just cleaners here, like a cleaner and then extra sponges down here at the bottom.

Use Stackable Organizers to Maximize Your Cabinet Space

And then at the very back of the cabinet, I just put stackable organizers. Again, they’re puttied down so nothing moves when you reach inside to grab something.

Stackable organizers, to kind of maximize the space because you can build it horizontally and then you can build it vertically. If you build vertically, you maximize – you have more storage space. So these are really nice ones. And then I used a jumbo label down here because this is kind of like a dark spot so when you open the cabinet, if you could just see the label like nice and big and nice and obvious, it’s really clear what’s inside that bin.

So down at the bottom, I just have trash bags. And then right here, I have rags. And then I have spray. And then I have just like trash bags in case I need them.

Simple Dish Glove Storage

Organize Dish Gloves By Hanging Them

Organize Dish Gloves By Hanging Them

Then on the side right here, I have my dishwashing gloves. And all I did was just clip them together with a nice binder clip like that. And then a Command hook right here just holds them on the side of the cabinet just like that.

Use a Tension Rod to Keep Paper Towels in Place

So one of the problems that I have in my house and I don’t know if you have this problem also, but when I’m cleaning something, a lot of times, I come downstairs and there’s a roll of paper towels that I need upstairs and so I grab that roll. I bring it upstairs and then I forget to bring it downstairs. So what I did to kind of prevent me from like grabbing the roll and leaving it upstairs is put a tension rod right here. That makes it hard to grab the roll and bring it upstairs, like it’s stuck here. So I have to grab the amount of paper towels I need and then leave the roll here. So this is just like – I forgot how much it was. I think it was like a $1.38 from Walmart. And it’s super tight. It’s not moving. If I need to change the paper towel like I could just go like that and change the roll. But I’m not going to obviously do that if I need to bring the roll upstairs.

So then down here, I just label what the plugs go to so dishwasher and disposal. So in case I need to unplug them for whatever reason, I know which one is which and it’s not like a guessing game.

Organizing Kitchen Supplies

And then over here on this side, I just put smaller stackable organizers. Again, to maximize my vertical space and this just has – like a lot of times, if I’m cleaning around like the edges of the sink to really like kind of get in there, I use an old toothbrush. So that stays down there. And then there are little scrub pads and then tools for like the garbage disposal and then there is a flashlight in case we’re fixing something back there or something.

Use an Over the Cabinet Organizer to Keep Spounges Organized & Out of Sight

Use an Over the Cabinet Organizer to Keep Spounges Organized & Out of Sight

And then dishwashing detergent just on the side right there. And then on this side of the cabinet door, I have a smaller over-the-cabinet organizer. So this just holds the sponges. And what I really like about this one is it’s short and the organizers are at the top of the cabinet so when I’m standing here and doing the dishes, I just open it and I just reach in. I don’t really have to bend down and just grab the sponge and do my cleaning. It’s nice and convenient and easy to access.

As you can see, everything is so organized and I have exactly what I need when I need it. Nothing more, nothing less.

How do you organize underneath your kitchen cabinet sink? I know it’s an awkward space. But let us know how you do it to maximize space and make everything easy to access. Leave a comment below. And if this is your first time watching any of my videos, you can subscribe for more tips on getting organized or check out my website, Alejandra.TV.

Thanks for watching and I’ll see you soon. Bye.

 

    Alejandra Costello
  • About Alejandra

    Over the past 9 years, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 85+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and "The Decluttering Queen" by Good Morning America, Alejandra's expertise has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. You can read more about Alejandra here.

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