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 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.
- I decided that anything that I had made and was chemical free would stay. That included:
- DIY Natural All Purpose Cleaner
- Natural Ammonia Free Window Cleaner
- Homemade Clorox Clean Wipes not totally chemical free
- Natural Lemon Oil Furniture Oil
- Homemade Furniture Spray Polish
- Natural Swiffer Floor Cleaner and Wood Floor Cleaner
- Next I went through my store bought cleaners to see what I could give up.
- I decided that I couldn't get rid of my liquid soft soap gel with clorox in it yet. I do not yet have a good alternative for cleaning my white porcelain sink.
- I also decided that my silver polish is staying until I can come up with a better alternative.
- I also kept the Goo Gone, Resolve Upholstery Cleaner, Toilet cleaner, dishwasher soap ( my husband buys it in bulk, I will make my own soon), dish soap, and my light and dark furniture oil.
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.
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.