How To Organize Under Your Kitchen Sink (The Real Life Way) – Life Hacks Tips

How To Organize Under Your Kitchen Sink (The Real Life Way)

I just got the prettiest of all pretty dishwashers. My old one was going downhill fast so my hub and I ventured out to find a new one. You guys, I got the Mercedes of all Dishwashers. Stainless steel, third row rack, fancy features, and almost completely silent. I was SO excited for it to arrive…until the delivery man called.

He said he needed a favor. He needed me to clean out from under my sink before he gets there. Uhhh, panic mode kicked in. Now don’t get me wrong, my house is usually very clean. But under the sink? Why bother?

This is what I was working with. Hashtag Embarrassed! I keep all my cleaners in my Cleaning Caddy and store it in my laundry closet so I don’t really need to keep a lot under the sink. Just some flower vases and jars, dish washing supplies, and paper towels.

Although, somehow, five trays, a cupcake carrying case, and paint brushes ended up here. Along with a scarecrow, a cat toy, and an extension cord. Don’t ask me how. I have no idea.

I cleaned it all out and threw it in boxes. I hid the junk boxes in the garage so the Installer wouldn’t know how how bad it was. So after my brand new beautiful dish washing best friend got installed, I took advantage of the empty cabinet.

I hung the extra length of the water line with a Command hook and lined the bottom with waterproof contact paper. I saw the cutest little under-cabinet racks and organizers on Pinterest, but they just didn’t seem realistic to me.

Who needs a tiny trash can that slides in and out? I have a big trash can. Who needs all kinds of shelves and cubbies when all the cleaning stuff is in the laundry room? And who needs a chalkboard painted on the inside of the door? Pretty sure I’m not going to squat down to write something way down there.

So I did it the real world way.

Metal baskets.

These babies ranged from two to eight dollars at the Dollar General and are pretty heavy duty. Perfect for holding kitchen stuff.

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