Under Sink Organization

For those of you who have been to The Container Store before, you probably agree with me when I say it is jam packed full of things you think you don’t really need…that is until you actually get it. And then you aren’t really sure how you ever lived without it.

For those of you who have never been, you are probably wondering what one item is universally life changing. I could name a few, however, the Under Sink Organizer should probably be in your shopping cart next time you visit TCS in person, or virtually online.

The cabinet under most kitchen sinks is home to a variety of cleaning products necessary to maintain a household, as well as some miscellaneous other things, and ours was no different. I don’t know many people who have a rhyme or a reason to their under sink organization, and going through many houses on a monthly basis, I haven’t seen many either.

The cabinet under our sink never really made me feel anxious due to the lack of organization and I never felt compelled to do anything about it until one fateful day, D asked if I had bought vinegar at the store and he couldn’t see it sitting right in front of his face.

Exhibit A: Our under sink before the organizer came into our life.

Under Sink Before

The worst part about this is debatably the horrible photo quality despite the definite room for improvement on the organizational front but I can for a fact state that I have seen worse. It wasn’t until after experiencing the inability to see something right in front of my face, I had a conversation with my TCS guru, my mother, and she suggested the under sink organizer.

Exhibit B: Our under sink after the organizer

The Container Store Under Sink Organizer

In addition to the two levels to disburse the items, the organizer also features two drawers that allow for easier access and less reaching required to obtain all the things you may need.

The Container Store Under Sink Organizer

After installing the organizer, I have to admit, it didn’t necessarily maximize my storage. The garbage disposal and pipes could be partly to blame because they take up so much space. Despite the lack of additional storage, I would still suggest this is worth the investment if you are like me and believe time is money and hate digging for things longer than necessary. Not to mention if you are considering selling your home, the less cluttered your home and cabinets are, the better.

What do you think? Would you get this? Or do you have any better solutions to under sink organization? Tell me in the comments below!

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, CoCo

 

50 Comments on Under Sink Organization

  1. Pirate Kings Hack new
    March 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Hello! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done a outstanding job!

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  2. Julie Syl Kalungi
    March 1, 2016 at 1:10 pm (3 years ago)

    This is seriously cool yet I dont know how you can apply it under our sink…long story lol! I will look out for this in our new home :)!

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  3. CourtneyLynne
    February 29, 2016 at 1:17 am (3 years ago)

    Omg this is something I really need to do!!! Under my sink… Omg…. You don’t even wanna know how un fabulous it looks lol

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  4. Frugal Mom of 8
    February 27, 2016 at 4:24 pm (3 years ago)

    I really need to do this! Little changes make such a big difference!

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  5. Amanda
    February 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm (3 years ago)

    It’s amazing how much better we can feel when we organize behind our closed doors aka under the sink. And under the sink organizers help out so much!

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  6. Heather Johnson
    February 27, 2016 at 3:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I need to organize under my sink cabinets. I also need to get rid of old cleaning supplies that I will never use.

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  7. Elizabeth O
    February 27, 2016 at 3:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Most of forget us about the clutter under our kitchen sinks because we can close that little door and keep on trucking.
    Fact is that when we get organized, it takes less time to find what we want and get a job done. I’m all in on this organizer. Looks great too. 🙂

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  8. Top5life
    February 27, 2016 at 2:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Organising things is really important to maintain discipline. Decluttering is always essential.

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  9. Daniela
    February 27, 2016 at 2:27 am (3 years ago)

    Ugh! I need to organize EVERYTHING in my house, but we will be moving in about a year, so I don’t want to get too much stuff … though, now that I say that, a year is a really long time.

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  10. Jen
    February 27, 2016 at 2:16 am (3 years ago)

    I love how the shelf under the sink cabinet turned out! I always wonder about how different products will fit within my home – I accidentally bought the wrong silverware holder 5 times! Did not fit my drawer haha.

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  11. Lana B.
    February 27, 2016 at 2:16 am (3 years ago)

    I really like the way the trays slide. It is such a good idea for areas that are hard to reach.

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  12. Idaintyit
    February 27, 2016 at 1:04 am (3 years ago)

    Ok seriously, is that all you have under your sink?! Mine is jam packed HAHA I would defo get one of these, I love everything neatly organised and I HATE that cupboard!

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  13. Karina - My Letters of Transit
    February 27, 2016 at 1:03 am (3 years ago)

    I really like your organizing system. The bottom of my sink is a mess and I have a hard time finding anything so I will definitely be trying some of these suggestions!

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  14. Autumn @ Stay gold Autumn
    February 27, 2016 at 12:39 am (3 years ago)

    I definitely need this product in my life!! We don’t have a garbage disposal (I wish we did!!) and we surprisingly have very large cabinet space under our sink because our house is pretty old. Something like this would definitely help us out!

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  15. Izabela
    February 26, 2016 at 10:53 pm (3 years ago)

    The organiser looks great. I think it’s something I need for my kitchen.

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  16. Becca
    February 26, 2016 at 8:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I keep a caddy under my sink so I can take it around the house, but the rest of the stuff down there needs some serious organizing! I wonder if a shelf like that would work under my sink.

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  17. Cassie
    February 26, 2016 at 4:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Under the sink is always so messy – but this looks so nice! I may need to try some of these! 🙂

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  18. Rose Sahetapy
    February 26, 2016 at 3:36 pm (3 years ago)

    I to organize my under sink the way you organized yours. Well organized under sink help me from headache with all the messy products.

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  19. Heather Johnson
    February 26, 2016 at 3:01 pm (3 years ago)

    I really need to organize under my sinks. Your post has inspired me to tackle this cluttered area while I am doing spring cleaning!

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  20. Eva /Kid Minds
    February 26, 2016 at 12:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Ha-ha, your under sink area is not going to look like this once you have kids. Small kids find under sink area the most fascinating place in the house. Every baby proofing gadget we tried was helpless in the hands of my little engineers. So, we ended up clearing the place off anything dangerous (aka cleaning supplies). Now it hosts empty plastic containers that we use for arts and crafts.

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    • CoCo
      February 26, 2016 at 2:24 pm (3 years ago)

      Good to know. Chances are by the time we have kids we will not be living in this house!

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  21. Bree Hogan
    February 26, 2016 at 12:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow I think I’m in love! I need one of those!

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  22. laura londergan
    February 26, 2016 at 6:02 am (3 years ago)

    I think it looks great & any time you can make it look better, it’s worth it!I have bee slowly organizing as well – it’s so fun.

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  23. Natalia
    February 26, 2016 at 5:40 am (3 years ago)

    Seems like a great idea! I need this for cleaning area. Xo

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  24. Hannah
    February 26, 2016 at 3:42 am (3 years ago)

    We recently organized under our sinks and put a little crate for each thing. It really helped keep things organized

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  25. Debra
    February 26, 2016 at 2:55 am (3 years ago)

    I need this in my life! My sink is a disaster. When we moved I just threw everything under there!

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  26. Amber Nelson
    February 26, 2016 at 2:28 am (3 years ago)

    We would need this for our kitchen. Under our kitchen sink is a hot mess!

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  27. Di
    February 26, 2016 at 12:14 am (3 years ago)

    I’d definitely get something like this for organizing the cabinets! once I get my new kitchen… fingers crossed later this year!

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  28. Heather
    February 25, 2016 at 11:54 pm (3 years ago)

    It is probably a good thing that the container store isn’t near me…I am constantly trying to think of new ways to organize my stuff. Then this year, I realized I was sick of taking care of everything and pared down to the bare minimum. This looks awesome and helpful.

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  29. Siniciliya
    February 25, 2016 at 11:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I always use my intuition to find bottles under the sink ))))) yours looks so organized

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  30. Rebecca B.
    February 25, 2016 at 9:12 pm (3 years ago)

    I could really use that Under Sink Organizer but we don’t have a Container Store close. I will have to check it out online, though.

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  31. Vicky
    February 25, 2016 at 9:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, my sink looks like the before photo! I love how you can easily see where everything is and get to it.

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  32. Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt
    February 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Under my sink is such a mess. I at least need to clean it out and see what I can throw out and maybe invest in some organizing things!

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  33. Susannah
    February 25, 2016 at 7:49 pm (3 years ago)

    This is a genius organizational system!!! Thanks for sharing! <3

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  34. Emily
    February 25, 2016 at 4:18 pm (3 years ago)

    That looks brilliant! And you can actually get to the stuff in the back!! Will have to do this!

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  35. jill conyers
    February 25, 2016 at 9:03 am (3 years ago)

    Under the sink is one place I struggle to keep organized so my focus is to store very little there. So far so good.

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  36. Kiana Abram
    February 25, 2016 at 7:03 am (3 years ago)

    You were right, I never really I thought I needed to fix my under sink situation…until I saw this lol. I agree that under the sink is really difficult to figure out how to organize, but this seems like a great way to address that.

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  37. tiaras and tantrums
    February 25, 2016 at 4:50 am (3 years ago)

    I don’t use that exact setup – but I do use containers and buckets and have for years. After a sink that kept dripping and leaking – I never set anything under the sink any longer unless it is IN something.

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  38. Roxanne
    February 25, 2016 at 2:52 am (3 years ago)

    I love this! I have tried to find just the right under the sink organizer for years! The drain pipe really gets in the way and it’s hard to find one to fit. But, I’d try this one b/c it looks like a better system!

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  39. Debra
    February 25, 2016 at 2:37 am (3 years ago)

    I need this in my life! It turned out so good! I am ready to be organized from head to toe!

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  40. Amanda Love
    February 25, 2016 at 2:07 am (3 years ago)

    Mine definitely looks like your before. However I also have my pipes and stuff under there just like yours and I’m not sure if it will really make much of a difference.

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  41. Ana De- Jesus
    February 24, 2016 at 11:33 pm (3 years ago)

    I think you have done a great job, I know what you mean it can be such a time consuming task but it feels so much better when it is clean. I like to purge too.

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  42. Blythe A.
    February 24, 2016 at 8:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ve only been to the Container Store once, and found it both overwhelming and packed with lots of great organizational items. I really like the design of this under the sink organizer, especially since it takes into account pipes and the disposal.

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    • CoCo
      February 24, 2016 at 9:48 pm (3 years ago)

      The way I describe the store to people who do not go there often is that it is full of a whole bunch of stuff you didn’t know you need but then once you have it you don’t know how you lived without it!

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      • Blythe A.
        February 25, 2016 at 7:55 pm (3 years ago)

        Such a perfect description.

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  43. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    February 24, 2016 at 4:08 pm (3 years ago)

    I seriously need to organize mine! It’s such a mess under there.

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  44. Diedre
    February 24, 2016 at 12:24 am (3 years ago)

    I’m working on organization in every room. Especially the bathroom.

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  45. Theresa
    February 1, 2016 at 11:22 am (3 years ago)

    These photos were so pretty! I love Christmas. Cool organization too!

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  46. admin
    December 18, 2015 at 9:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks for the support. Keep checking back for more!

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