My journey to organizing our house continues! I wanted to conquer a home project that wasn’t too big but would create a huge impact. This week, I organized under the kitchen sink! The kitchen is a central and possibly the most essential room in a house. That said, the cabinet space underneath the kitchen sink is very, very important, as it holds our everyday cleaning supplies. The steps to organizing under my kitchen sink are simple, and I hope they can help you recreate it at your home!

Assess the Mess

Before running off to the store or just throwing everything away, you need to pause, take everything out, and look at what exactly it is that you have. Assess all of your items and see what you can keep or throw away. The last thing you want to do is to dump an item that you actually need or double-purchase a product you already have.


With all of the items out of the cabinets, I like to take my damp sponge and wipe everything. It is very important to start with a clean surface.

Inventory and Sort

Now that you have assessed your mess, you can inventory what you will need to purchase. I recommend sorting all your items into categories to see what kind and how many containers you will need to buy.


This step may take a bit of research because you want to really think about what container or storage bins will work best for your space. I tend to always grab more than what I may need as a safety net. The last thing you want is to have a groove and be in the middle of a project and have to stop. I recommend writing out a list so you do not forget the dimensions or a specific container. Below is everything I bought!


I like to start this step by creating an outline and frame of the space. Do not overthink this step! You have all the organization items you need; it’s just a matter of placing everything into the cabinet. Organize it by the categories you created, follow your outline, and everything will go into its place!


Now that the hard part is done, it’s all about maintaining it! You put in a lot of work and time on getting it organized, so now you have to work on keeping it that way. I recommend going back once a week to check the inventory of your products and reorganize. Checking in will help you never have to worry about being back at square one!