Small sink cabinets can’t fit everything, but they can fit something! Today I’m sharing space saving ideas for organizing under the sink when your cabinet is under 25″ wide.
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Sometimes it feels like your sink cabinet is so small, nothing will fit under there. And when organization feels hopeless, chaos happens.
But small spaces are not hopeless! They just need clever space saving organization in order to help you store more in what you have.
For this small space, I wanted to make sure frequently used items were easy to grab and that every item had a designated home. These two goals partner together to ensure the space stays organized (and pretty to look at!) with daily use.
Here are 3 tips to help you organize a small kitchen sink cabinet:
Tip 1: Take advantage of vertical space by using stacking acrylic drawers
Acrylic drawers are new to the organization scene and I’m here for it! Not only are they clear, meaning you can SEE exactly what’s inside, but they stack! These two characteristics are something I look for and value highly in organizational products.
I believe these are intended for use in a fridge, but that doesn’t mean they have to be used that way. Get creative with where you use items in order to solve your day to day storage struggles.
These drawers protect your items from water and are a a great place to store every day items. I used one drawer for each of the following:
- folded dish towels
- dish brush and gloves
- sponges and eraser sponges
- dishwasher tabs
Tip 2: Use turntables for frequently used items
Turntables are awesome at corralling products you use frequently and making it easy to find exactly what you are looking for. Plus, they are just so fun to spin. Look for turntables that have moderately high side walls to hold in taller bottles and sprays.
This stacking turntable is super cool in that you can put smaller items that you don’t need to access that often (like those dishwasher cleaner packets you should be using once a month) on the bottom and frequently used cleaning supplies on the top. Try to limit cleaning supplies to just items that are used in the kitchen and leave those bathroom cleaners for the bathroom.
Tip 3: Take things out of their original packaging
Sponges, dishwasher packets, cleaning gloves, and dishwasher cleaner are just a few of the many things you can remove from their packaging. Simply take those items out, recycle the packaging, and place in the drawers.
When you remove the packaging from an item, you instantly reduce the bulk. No longer do you have to store plastic zip top bags, paper boxes, or the air that is inevitably included in the packaging.
Plus, you remove most of the product branding which greatly reduces the visual clutter often associated with cleaning products.
Just remember, even if you have a small sink (or just a small kitchen in general) you can still find ways to better use the space that you do have. Adding mindful organization and removing packaging goes a long way in creating functional and beautiful everyday spaces.
If you are looking for more under the sink organization tips, be sure to check out how I organized the space in my previous home:
And if you are feeling like your whole home needs a refresh this spring, click here to download my Free Spring Cleaning and Organization checklist.