Organizing the space under your kitchen sink is a smart step towards a cleaner, more efficient kitchen. Keeping clutter out of your life is a challenge everyone deals with. It always seems like the more space you free up, the more the piles and clutter take over. Storage beneath the kitchen sink is necessary, and will probably be home to most of your cleaning supplies. It stands to reason that the home for your cleaning supplies should be well kept. Though you may not bleach your countertop often, you probably would if the supplies were accessible.
Clean Out the Cabinet
The first step to clean up your kitchen sink's clutter, is removing everything under there. Trash bags, swiffer wipes, and all kinds of sprays are waiting for you to use them more often. Before thinking about their placement, you should visit your local convenience store and look for a mat to put under all of your items. All you need is a pair of scissors, and a plastic based mat. Cut the mat to line the bottom of your sink's cabinet. This will help prevent staining the wood, or other material, that is the base of your kitchen sink cabinet. If you put away a slightly moist bleach spray bottle, the bottom can leave rings, and eat away at the finish of the cabinet. The mat will also go a long way to make your kitchen sink cabinet more aesthetically pleasing. Choose a color similar to the interior of your cabinet.
Next, think about usage. If there is a trash can nearby, and you use the kitchen sink for storing trash bags, maybe you could put the liners beneath the current liner. That way when you take out the trash, you have fresh liners waiting as you remove the full one. It's important to be honest with yourself as well. If you don't shine the wood floor very often, perhaps its best to put those items in the back. By doing this you run the risk of forgetting you own the wood polish all together. Which is why it is always a good idea to make an inventory, on a white piece of paper, and scotch tape it to the inside of the cabinet door. That way, if you can't see all the labeled cleaning products, at least you have an inventory that clearly lists all the items in the cabinet.
Only Keep the Essentials
Make your life easier by facing labels towards you. If you can't read the label, chances are you'll have to pull a few cleaning supplies out, just to see what you have. Do not be afraid to move cleaning supplies to your bathroom. Let's face it, if you have multiple bleach bottles, you should probably disperse them to where you need them. The bathroom and the kitchen both need to be cleaned continuously. Write down what you own, what you need, and the rest will fall into place. To reduce clutter you need to be honest. If you don't use a cleaning product, donate it. Hanging on to things for that one day when you feel like cleaning, is a bad habit that will increase the amount under your sink.