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How to organize under a bathroom sink

Need to get your bathroom organized? Here are some great ideas for how to organize under a bathroom sink – to keep it clean for good!

We are in the midst of a bathroom and closet makeover. Out bathroom is large with lots of storage – it’s just not currently utilized well.

We are moving Sean’s clothes to the linen closet (it’s surprisingly large and deep, don’t feel too bad for him!)

To get ready for that, we need to clear some of the toiletry and first aid type items out of the linen closet and into either the hallway linen closet (so many closets on this floor of our house!) or under the bathroom sinks.

I love organizing under sinks. You can see how I organized under the kids sink over Christmas in this quick video.

Adding an organization system to your sink cabinet gives everything a place and makes it much more likely that you will put things back when you are done with them!

Check out my tips for how to make a small bathroom feel luxurious!

organization under a bathroom sink

I hope that these DIY under sink storage ideas inspire you to get organizing!

under the sink BEFORE
under the sink BEFORE

How do I organize my bathroom sink underneath?

The best way to organize under your sink is by taking everything out and putting it back in. This gives you a chance to purge anything unwanted and organize what you do plan to keep.

Organize like-items together to make the best use of your sink area.

How do I maximize the space under my sink?

There are a few ways to maximize the space under your sink:

  • Think vertical with shelves or drawers
  • Use a removable caddy for things like cleaning supplies
  • Utilize the cabinet door for storage of smaller items
  • Use storage bins whenever possible to corral smaller items

What should I keep under my sink?

You can keep anything that you like under your kitchen sink but the most popular things could include:

  • Extra toiletries
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Trash bags
  • Extra towels
  • First aid supplies
  • Medications

How do I hide the pipes under my bathroom sink?

The easiest way to cover the pipes under a bathroom sink is with a cabinet. You can check out our DIY cabinet we built to slide around a pedestal sink.

Exposed pipes can also be hidden with a sink skirt, a small shelf, or disguised behind potted plants!

While you’re down on the ground, refresh your grout with a grout pen!

How to organize bathroom drawers

If your bathroom cabinet has built in drawers, you are lucky! Drawers are so easy to organize and keep items right at your fingertips.

Whenever possible, I suggest using dividers to keep things from sliding around in your drawers. You can purchase dividers or make them.

We made them at our old house from recycled cardboard! This time I had some clear bins on hand already from an old desk, so we used those.

how to organize under a bathroom sink

How to organize under a bathroom sink

STEP 1: Empty your cabinet

The first step to organizing anything is to clear it out. Take EVERYTHING out, sort it by type, and trash or recycle anything unwanted.

STEP 2: Clean it out

Take a moment to wipe down the shelves and clean up any spills or messes.

empty cabinet under a bathroom sink

STEP 3: Measure your space

Measure your space. Write this down in case you need to buy or make shelving or storage bins.

STEP 4: Line the cabinet

Optional, but if you want to apply a peel and stick contact paper liner, this is the time to do that.

STEP 5: Think vertical

Assess your vertical space. If possible, add shelving or stacking drawers to best fill it.

STEP 6: Work around pipes

You will need to work around any exposed pipes. This could mean a caddy underneath them for cleaning supplies! Or, a lower bin with small items coralled together.

STEP 7: Use the doors

If you need extra space, consider mounting storage to the inside of the cabinet doors.

STEP 8: Replace your items

Put everything back, grouped together, and enjoy your newly organized space!

organization under a bathroom sink

What’s your favorite way to organize under a bathroom sink!?

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Frances A McBride

Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

Looks great! I'm sure it makes you feel better. Thanks for the inspiration.

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