Organization on the Run: 1000% Better Under the Kitchen Sink

Organization Kitchen Sink Tension RodIt’s been a busy time here, with projects large and small under way every which way you look, and nary a moment to post about any of them!  Needless to say, I’ll have a lot of catch up in the WOILA! department to come… though in the meantime, thought I’d at least keep the good juju flowing by sharing my latest life-changing, super-easy, why-didn’t-I-do-this-10-years-ago quick and dirty organization revelation.

I first saw this fantastical phenomenon on another blog (that I wish I could remember!) when I was browsing Pinterest, probably around 3:00 AM, when I often randomly wake up even before the early-morning yoga hour.  I can’t get too much sleep, or go to bed too early – or else here I will lay, wide awake in the wee hours, peering longingly into strangers’ kitchen cabinets, finding strange comfort and joy.  But I digress…

So what is this amazing tip?  Why, I thought you’d never ask… ;)

It’s so simple, you won’t even believe it – and it’s made things 1000% more organized in that critical area beneath the kitchen sink in my house.

It’s a tension rod.

Yes. Yes, it’s true.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Get a tension rod.  You’ve probably already got one laying around somewhere… go grab it.
  2. Size and hang it underneath your kitchen sink.
  3. Hang your cleaning spray bottles on the tension rod.  If you have other things, like cleaning gloves, or your dusting rag, etc, throw ’em over the rod.  Adjust the height accordingly to allow space for other items underneath your bottles.  Be sure to distribute the weight of your bottles evenly, and make the rod very tight so it holds in place.
  4. WOILA!

Doing this one simple thing cleared out about 90% of the cluttery mash-up beneath my own kitchen sink, and I literally breathed a sigh of relief to see the bottom of that cabinet again.  Now I can neatly place the inevitable odds and ends down there – and see what I actually have (and all the duplicates that have amassed… ) without rummaging through everything for 5 minutes whenever I just need to grab a spray for a quick clean up.

Ahhhhhh….. I’m still relieved and enjoying this breakthrough weeks later – which I believe is a true testament to a long-term, lasting improvement.  When it works, it works.

Let me know if you try this and how it works for you!  And, as always, would love to hear any other great tips and tricks you’ve got hiding up your dusting gloves, Sassafras!

Love and light,

Samadhi  ✷