5 Super Easy (and Effective!) Ways to Organize the Space Under Your Kitchen Sink

5 Super Easy (and Effective!) Ways to Organize the Space Under Your Kitchen Sink

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I don't know about you, but the area under my kitchen sink is basically chaos. Yes, I have a few systems, including some cleaning bins and one little shelf, but it only stays clean for a short time before it starts looking sloppy again.

Luckily, a quick spin through Pinterest recently gave me all the inspiration — it's amazing what some smart hacks, good containers, and DIY skills can do to turn this normally dark and messy space into one that's Pin-worthy.

Here are the best under-the-kitchen-sink organizing ideas on Pinterest.

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1. Stack clear containers.

The benefit of clear containers: You can quickly figure out what's inside, while keeping things neatly corralled and easy to access. That's what Abby — from Just a Girl and Her Blog — found when she redid the area under her kitchen sink. Using a mix of containers from OXO, a caddy, and a few other containers (plus a little help from contact paper for prettiness), she got that area cleaned up.

See more: How to Organize Under the Kitchen Sink at Just a Girl and Her Blog

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2. Hang a tension rod.

This hack's been around the internet, but I love how this idea (from Passion for Home) includes a container for sponges, too. Hang a tension rod so that it spans the inside of your cabinet, then hook the handles of spray bottles onto the rod.

See even more ideas: A Dozen Genius Ways to Organize Under the Sink at Apartment Therapy

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3. Stick up hooks

Add hooks onto the inside of the cabinet to get small items — like dish gloves, brushes and more — up and out of the way. Here, Toni from A Bowl Full of Lemons used simple-yet-colorful Command Hooks, and that's what I'd recommend, too.

See more: Organizing Under the Kitchen Sink at A Bowl full of Lemons

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4. Repurpose a spice rack.

I'm a big fan of using the insides of cabinet doors for storage, and this hack —from I Heart Organizing — is a fresh take on it. Use a wall-mounted spice rack inside the cabinet door to hold smaller items (like scrub brushes and sponges) that can easily get lost in the depths.

See more: Organizing Under the Kitchen Sink at I Heart Organizing

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5. Add a turntable

Lazy Susans may have "lazy" in the name, but they are actually a workhorse tool that can help you reach the deepest corners of your cabinets. Sarah from Mommy Suite used a plastic one with a rubberized base to organize her supplies and make them all reachable without having to take other stuff out.

See more: Under Kitchen Sink Organization at Mommy Suite

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Got any other tips that are super easy to pull off? Add them in the comments below!

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