The Under-$30 Amazon Organizer That’ll Instantly Declutter Your Under-Sink Area

published Jun 15, 2022
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Got a mess underneath your sink? You’re not alone. Anyone with a sink (aka everyone) knows what it’s like to sift through crooked, stacked, and spilling bottles searching for that one, desperately needed canister of Bar Keeper’s Friend while a turmeric stain quickly develops on the countertop above. Now that’s a recipe for a meltdown, am I right? The truth is, even if you pride yourself on your superb organizational skills, it’s a struggle to maintain neatly curated rows of cleaning supplies and detergents that somehow magically rearrange themselves into a chaotic clutter overnight. But we found a solution to this ubiquitous problem on (yes, you guessed it) Amazon. So listen up, self-proclaimed cleaning fanatics and messy cabinet keepers alike: This is one organizational solution you don’t want to miss.

The Spicy Shelf Expandable Organizer is, well, expandable. At its most compact, it spans just 16″ wide and 10″ tall, but it can expand 3-4″ in every direction, making it versatile no matter the size of your cabinets. And thanks to its high-quality plastic parts, which snap together to form a sturdy platform, it can be assembled (tool free!) in just minutes. In fact, it’s so effortless to put together, one reviewer wrote, “Took me longer to rearrange my cabinet than assemble it.” We hear that!

Because the height, width, and depth are all individually customizable, you can work around bulky disposals or a mess of pipes taking up loads of space under the sink. “My kitchen sink has a lot of plumbing and a garbage disposal, storage was just messy and all my cleaning supplies were getting lost in the cavernous back-of-cabinet behind the pipes,” says another user, adding, “I bought a second one for my bathroom too.”

No matter where you plan to use it (once you give this thing for a try we have a feeling it will be making an appearance in every room with a sink), you’d better believe this organizer can pull its weight. With non-slip lined shelves and a sturdy construction, you can trust the Spicy Shelf to hold up to 40 pounds — basically, everything but the kitchen sink! “The legs are secure even under a heavy load,” raved another reviewer.

If the sentiment of our all-time favorite review — “This is so dumb. I’m a grown up. I should be able to organize a cabinet. Except I’m not and I can’t” — tells you anything, it’s that everyone needs a Spicy Shelf in their life. Plus, right now, this wonder of an organizer is on sale for over 30 percent off. Get your cabinets ready, there’s a new solution in town!

Buy: Spicy Shelf Expandable Under Sink Organizer, $24.97 (normally $39.99)