As most of you know, Pinterest is chuck full of hints and tips for bringing order to household clutter. My personal favorites are the pins that have to do with closet, cupboard and drawer organization.
“A place for everything, everything in it’s place.” Benjamin Franklin
I do fairly well in keeping my kitchen organized. One space in my kitchen, however, that has always been a complete disaster zone is the “Cupboard Under the Kitchen Sink.” Last week I was inspired by a variety of pins to go ahead and tackle the mess. My goal was to clean it up and make the area more user friendly.
First, I took a trip to the local dollar store. I purchased 4 cheap storage containers and 2 extremely short rolls (thus the dollar pricing) of shelf liner.
Second, my hubby discarded all of the expired cleaners and bug killing products. I then placed my trusty side kick in a safe location and completely emptied the cupboard. I tossed out more cleaning products that I haven’t used in years. After sweeping out all the nastiness I laid down the shelf liner.
Thirdly, I reorganized everything into a more user friendly system. All of the dishwasher products, brushes and extra soaps are now located on the side closest to the dishwasher. All the hazardous cleaners and bug killers are stored in the back. My favorite addition to this cupboard is the mop bucket and clean mop heads. Now I have no excuse to put off mopping the kitchen floor for another month. Everything I need is within quick reach.
Lastly, I attached a cupboard door lock that my trusty sidekick can’t figure out how to operate (believe me, he has spent a lot of time trying).
We’ve been enjoying our newly organized “Cupboard Under the Kitchen Sink” for about a week now. The floor gets mopped more often and I no longer feel overwhelmed searching for a clean dish brush. It’s amazing how a simple project that cost $6 and took about 20 minutes to complete has made my kitchen feel so much brighter and bigger.