These Are the Best Under-Sink Organizers for the Bathroom and Kitchen

published Apr 15, 2023
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Joan's kitchen.
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When it comes to making the most of spaces big and small, proper organization is key. The right methods (and gear) can easily transform a tiny kitchen into a workhorse workspace that’s able to hold its own against even the most chaotic home chef. While we all have different pain points in our home (Hi, I’m Alyssa and I hate my utensil drawer!), there are certain spots that are prone to chaos no matter who you are. One such spot? The catch-all cabinet is under your kitchen or bathroom sink.

For most of us, under-the-sink cabinets are home to a variety of useful (but messy) goodies, such as trash bags, cleaning gear, and other random accessories (think: reusable shopping bags, beauty products, and even the rogue flashlight or fire extinguisher). Basically, a ton of stuff that needs a bit of order brought to it. The good news? There are a slew of useful products on the market designed to do just that, organizing your under-sink area in a way that makes it easier to navigate and more spacious to store within. Below, we’re rounding up 10 of our favorite pieces of gear, starting at just $10.

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One of the cardinal rules of taking advantage of tight cabinets is making the most of your vertical space. This double-tier under-sink organizer helps you do just that, with a sleek minimalistic design that isn't totally unsightly, either. The spacious top shelf is stationary, but the base pulls out like a drawer, allowing you quick access to whatever you choose to store within (there's also a small cup at the front for a sponge or cleaning gloves). The best part? The durable material is rust-proof and wipeable, so you'll be able to rely on this piece for years to come.

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This genius metal rack is perfect for under the sink, thanks to its slim profile and clever design, which fits seamlessly around the plumbing below your kitchen sink. The frame itself extends from 15" to 25" wide, with shelves that can change location and are wide enough to house everything from extra sponges to bottles of Branch Basics.

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No towel rack? No problem! This adhesive towel bar mounts perfectly to the inside of your cabinet door as a way to hold dish and hand towels right within reach. But that's not its only use! Pair it with S-hooks to hang lesser-used cooking utensils or hook the trigger of spray bottles over it to keep them from clogging up the rest of your cabinet.

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If you're someone who prefers to keep their cleaning supplies in a portable carrier, this next pick is for you. Conveniently designed with an arching handle that will seamlessly avoid your under-sink plum, this double-decker caddy touts ample room for your favorite cleaning supplies, as well as paper goods, rags, sponges, and anything else you deem a necessity. You'll love being able to find everything at a glance—and feel like a true professional when you tote it out for your Wednesday night kitchen wipedown.

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While tension rods might not be the first thing you think of to organize under your sink, we’re here to explain why you need them. These babies are supremely practical, with the ability to create a rack, hang cleaning supplies, and more. This pack of six is a great way to corral spray bottles on a budget.

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Williams Sonoma

Starting from scratch with your organizational efforts? Your best bet is to invest in a comprehensive set, like this duo from Williams Sonoma. The durable and roomy pair combines some genius features, like easy-roll wheels and a rotation that will keep everything right within reach when you need it — and totally organized for when you don't. The addition of non-slip feet keeps both organizers in place no matter how chaotically you go diving for spray during your next sauce spill.

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The Container Store

These frosted bins are great for disguising the contents within and giving at least the illusion that you are a neat and tidy person. Plus, containers like this are so versatile — even if you want to move them to under your bathroom sink at some point (or into another kitchen cabinet), they'll still be useful.

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While marketed as makeup organizers, these clear plastic drawers really have a myriad of uses that would make them just as helpful under your kitchen sink. Made from crystal-clear BPA-free plastic, this duo is made to house any bite-sized essentials, like dishwasher pods or Keurig cups. They stack seamlessly (and securely) atop one another and boast easy-glide drawers that make fetching the contents within super easy.

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The Container Store

This clever under-sink organizer from The Container Store is basically a choose-your-own-adventure design, flexing seamlessly between 17 inches wide and 27 inches wide. The left side of the piece has two pull-out bins, each with tall sides that will keep bottles from toppling over. Wire sides can be accented with hooks for additional storage opportunities.

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When cabinet space is at a premium, the last thing you want to do is choose an organizer that adds extra bulk and monopolized precious available room. That's where this Target tiered organizer comes in. The metal frame and shelves are ultra-thin, helping you keep things in order without taking up too much space. The tall shape is handy for making the most of slim spaces, and if you're not afraid of a bit of drilling, the whole thing can be slid in and out as needed.

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it there: The Best Under-Sink Organizers for the Bathroom and Kitchen