Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Organize Under the Kitchen Sink

Yesterday, I decided to Organize Under the Kitchen Sink.  The cabinet under my sink was a mess.  I wanted to accomplish organizing the cleaners under there, but I also wanted to get rid of as many chemicals as I could.  That would also give me the opportunity to see what other chemical free cleaning products I need to make.  I thought that this was going to be a big job, but I actually got it done pretty quickly.  It was quick and easy to Organize Under The Kitchen Sink.

The mess


The first thing I did was take a picture so that all of you could see what a mess it was.  Now I will go step by step what I did, and how I decided what I could get rid of and what I needed to keep.

1.  Take everything out of you cabinet under your kitchen sink.



2.  Start separating the chemical cleaners from the natural cleaners.  I have quite a few natural cleaners that I have made over the last several months.  There were not quite as many chemicals as there were at one time.

3.  I have two bins for my different cleaning supplies to be stored in, under the sink.  At some point I may get some sliding shelves to install under the sink, which will give me more room.  My bins are a least a way for me to organize my cleaning supplies, and get to them quickly.  At this point, I took a look to see what cleaning supplies I could do without, and what was necessary.

4.  This is how I decided what was going and what was staying.  
5.  The cleaning products that I could get rid of were:


  •  Fantastik, Quick Shine, Bona Floor Cleaners, Method floor cleaner, garbage disposal cleaner, and a couple of other cleaning products.
6.  I stacked the trash bags and dishwasher soap on the side of the cabinet.  I put the insect and wasp spray in the back of the cabinet.  I was able to put the paper towels in the back of the cabinet and also the Windex pads ( chemical free ) in the back. 

7.  I then replaced the tubs in the cabinet with the cleaning supplies.  Take a look and see how organized it is.  I can see everything.  



The change is amazing isn't it.  I put the paper towels in after I took the picture, but is still looks great.
Over the next few months I will start replacing the chemical cleaners with natural ones that I make.  It's just going to take some time and research.  

I hope that today's post on How To Organize Under the Kitchen Sink will help you.  I always love hearing from you, so send me your comments.  

Enjoy!!!
Debi
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17 comments:

  1. Looks great, Debi! I have a HUGE double cabinet which houses all my cleaning goods, but sometimes I am too scared to stick my hands in there {I have no idea what I have and what I need ;-) } You have just inspired me to sort it out... oh, and I think I have a mouse living there as well..lol
    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda,
      I would be overwhelmed if I had a huge closet. It took me long enough to get under my sink. I would need to send my cat in for the mouse, before I went in. Have a great week.
      Debi

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  2. Nice Work! It is always nice to have everything organized, and eliminating household chemicals is the best. Thanks for sharing your links for homemade cleaners. ;o)

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    1. Hi Paula,
      It is easier to find things now. I hope the recipe for homemade cleaners are working for you.
      Thanks for visiting.
      Have a great week.
      Debi

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  3. Nice job. I have to keep the underneath of my sink organized or I just can't keep it together, I need to be able to reach right in and grab my cleaning products.

    Cynthia

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    1. Hi Cynthia,
      I totally get that. I would just look under there and walk away. It was overwhelming. Now it is good. I just grab what I need and then put it back in the same place.
      Thanks for visiting.
      Debi

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  4. You did a great job! I really need to organise underneath my sink and make some of my own cleaners up!

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    1. Hey JB,
      It wasn't really too bad, and once it was done it felt great. Hope you like the cleaner recipes.
      Thanks for visiting.
      Debi

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  5. LOL! Funny to see how kitchen sink cabinets look the same on the other side of the world. Both the 'before' and 'after' pictures. :)

    Boudoir of Paris.

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    1. Hi Sacha,
      Your comment made me laugh. It is so true.
      Thanks for visiting.
      Debi

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  6. Looks great! I really need to do something like this.

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    1. Thanks it does look good now. I really did put it off for a long time, but it wasn't a bad job. I got it done quickly.
      Thanks for visiting.
      Debi

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  7. I need to organize under my sink so bad. Underneath you sink looks great!

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    1. Thanks so much. I put it off for a long time. I'm happy that it is done now.
      Thanks for visiting.
      Debi

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  8. Looks a lot better! Thanks for the tips and Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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    1. Thanks for hosting Mom's Library every week. I love your party.
      Have a great week.
      Debi

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