If you take a look under your kitchen sink, what will you find? And how much of it actually belongs in the kitchen? Let’s be real, how much of it actually even belongs in your house at all? Unless you’ve got a massive showroom kitchen, you’re probably short on storage space, and every single inch of cabinetry counts. So why waste that precious space on stuff that shouldn’t be there in the first place?
But what goes under the sink and what doesn’t? Although this is a very personal preference, and I can’t even start to tell you what will work for you own family and home, I can share with you some guidelines on Under-Sink Best Practices.
What Belongs Under The Kitchen Sink
- Kitchen cleaners and chemicals (behind a child-proof lock if you have young Littles)
- Dish detergents and soaps
- Extra sponges and dish washing gloves
- Small fire extinguisher
Extra Things You Can Keep Under The Kitchen Sink
- Dish towels and rags
- Small trash can
- Flower vases (limit to one or two universal ones)
- Trash bags
- Cleaning Caddy (don’t have one? Here’s how to build one!)
Things You Should NEVER Store Under the Kitchen Sink
- Anything that could be damaged due to a leaky faucet
- Pet food/treats (humidity can cause them to mold)
- Small appliances
- Paint cans and spray paint
- Light bulbs
What do you keep under your kitchen sink? And is it organized to its full potential? Let’s start a good chat in the comments section below!