Many people keep their cleaning supplies underneath the kitchen sink. It’s an easy place to store cleaning supplies. However if you have kids, storing it there isn’t really the safest option.
Growing up all of our cleaning supplies was under the kitchen sink and every place I’ve lived it’s been stored there as well. It wasn’t until we had kids where it changed. Sure there are locks that would keep them secure but it wasn’t something I felt comfortable with, all it takes is one time for an accident to happen.
The space under the sink is great space, there’s quite a bit of space there that can easily be worked with. Our kitchen hand towels had been in the island that was directly behind the stove in the drawer. They were easy to get to which really wasn’t the issue. It was the dirty hand towels that were the issue, once they were dirty we would just put them on the floor by the garage door and sometimes they would just lay there for days. Yes, gross. Our laundry is out in the garage which is why we kept them there because it make no sense to bring it into the bathroom where the dirty towel bin was.
Realizing the dirty towels were the main issue, that was what we decided to resolve first. There needed to be a simple way to store the dirty towels without going to the laundry area. We had some pantry bins that weren’t being used because we had changed the layout of our pantry. They seemed like an easy fit and solution to our problem.
Knowing that we were going to put our dirty towels there, it made sense to move the hand towels and dish cloths there too for easy access. We emptied the space under the sink, grabbed the storage bins and started playing around with the space to see how many could fit there and if they could be/should be stacked. That is one of the most important things when it comes to organizing, playing around with your space to see what makes sense.
We kept the dirty bin and hand towel bin side-by-side because it allowed us to easily take the dirty bin to the laundry area. It was also easier to reach for the hand towels when they weren’t stacked. The dish cloths were able to be stacked because they aren’t as thick as the hand towels and we didn’t have as many of them. We use the plastic bags frequently so we put them on top for easy access.
What works for us, might work for you or it might not. It all depends on what you prefer and use frequently.
What do you keep stored under your kitchen sink? How do you keep it organized?