Thursday 19 July 2018

Tidy Stuff - The Cupboard Under The Sink!

I don't know about anyone else but the cupboard under our sink is a dark and dreary place. There's things in the wrong place and you can guarantee when you open the cupboard something will fall out and land on your foot!

I've recently mentioned on Instagram stories that I've been getting organised in the kitchen. I've joked that cleaning out two food cupboards has changed my life. I realise this is a little over the top BUT we are no longer routing through the cupboard looking for snacks we haven't got and disappointing the four year old, and we don't find ourselves missing dinner ingredients when we were sure they were there, somewhere behind the 5 bags of flour!

With those now done I decided to tackle the cupboard under the sink and as someone who pours over home organisation on Pinterest, I thought I share what I used and how I got organised!

Printed labels along with containers containing candles, dishcloths etc

Along with my laptop and printer I've used
  • Vinyl labels - £11.99 from Amazon
  • Avery website for creating the labels
  • A ton of plastic containers that were littering up another cupboard!
I realise though that plenty of people don't have printers or laptops and if that's the case for you a sharpie pen or a roll of cheap labels will also do the trick!

Start by getting out all the plastic containers you want to use. Go through absolutely everything in your cupboard but maybe don't get it all out in one go as it could be a little overwhelming! 

A very messy cupboard under a sink, showing cleaning items and vases

Sort through the items, grouping items together.

Plastic container full of bulbs

Box of candles

Box of scourers and cloths

Box them up and add labels.

A box labelled dishcloths and scourers

For tall bottled items, like bleach and sprays use a basket, container or box to keep them upright and tidy. 

A plastic basket containing cleaning items

Stack up your boxes or containers in some sort of organised fashion! 

A need cleaning cupboard full of tidy labelled items

Tidy cleaning cupboard full of labelled items

Tidy cupboard

I've put things like batteries and bulbs together, with wash powder and softener side by side.

Jars labelled

Jars labelled

Are you having a sort out or do you have a cupboard of doom? Let me know in the comments!

I'm very happy going from this...................

Very messy kitchen cupboard under a sink

to this...................................................

Very tidy kitchen cupboard

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  1. my cupboard of doom is the walk in kitchen one! need to get shelving fixed properly..

  2. It's so much easier to find things when they're organised and stored sensibly, rather than precariously balancing on top of each other! My MIL recently stayed the weekend at our house to baby sit, and when I came home, she'd organised my under-sink cupboard for me! Haha. Brilliant!

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  3. This is exactly what I need right now. That cupboard has been a nightmare ever since we moved house and it's about time I dealt with it!