Have y’all had a good weekend?
The snow & ice that we got on Thursday, was pretty much melted the next day. Things have warmed up a bit & I’m starting to believe that spring is really just around the corner! Hopefully that is the last of our winter weather!
I wanted to drop in today, to share my project for this week’s “Clean It” Challenge. Although this project isn’t going to excite many of you, it was a project that was much needed in our kitchen! You see, even though our kitchen looks like this on the outside……
Things aren’t quite so clean & pretty on the inside……
Exhibit A: Under The Kitchen Sink
Talk about “Keepin’ It Real”….
This space was seriously A NIGHTMARE!!! As you can probably imagine, I couldn’t ever find anything without digging for it. When I would start digging, things would start falling out. It was driving me batty & my husband wasn’t thrilled about this so called disaster area under the sink either. Thankfully, this challenge gave me the motivation I needed to take control of this space!
The first thing I did was take EVERYTHING out!
Then I was left to sort through this mess…..
I got rid of the items we didn’t need. I then sorted the rest into categories.
To brighten up the area & make things feel fresh & clean, I primed & painted the inside of the cabinet as well.
I picked up some inexpensive shelf liner at Walmart……
Once the paint was dry, I lined the bottom of the cabinet…..
This dark, dirty, dreadful area under the sink was already starting to feel clean & organized!! It’s amazing what some small changes & can make!
I added an inexpensive paper towel holder to the inside of the cabinet door. And purchased a couple of Lazy Susan’s to house all of my cleaning supplies. Not only does everything fit nice & neat, but I can easily reach my supplies with a simple turn.
Before, our washcloths & dish towels woud rest on the kitchen sink. Even folded nicely, it drove me crazy! So, I added some command hooks to the inside of my other cabinet door in order to be able to hang them instead.
I also bought some storage containers to house various items that I kept under the sink. Each container holds specific items so that they are easy to find. The storage containers fit perfectly on the new wire shelf.
And just so you can have a true appreciation for this project, let’s take one more look at the “Before”…..
And the “After”……
Much better, right?!
Can you spot the other change that I made?
I decided to paint the inside of the cabinet doors a beige color just for fun! I used some paint I already had on hand, so it didn’t cost me anything & I kind like how it coordinates with the shelf liner on the bottom of the cabinet.
Well, what do you think?!
Do you struggle with keeping the area under your kitchen sink organized?
Is there anyone else out there who has a pretty kitchen on the outside, but not so much on the inside?!
I would be lying if I told you that the rest of my kitchen cabinets were cleaned & organized. They are all pretty much a disaster! BUT, my goal is to change all that before this year is up! I’m gonna SLOWLY tackle each one of them until they are all as clean & organized as my cabinet under the sink!
To read about our kitchen makeover click HERE.
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for our “Clean It” Linky Party!! Come share your cleaning and/or organizing projects with us & be inspired by others!!
If you link up on just ONE of our blogs, your project will be see on all NINE sites!! So, get those projects completed & get your posts ready!!
If you don’t have a blog, I would still LOVE for you to join in!! Share a picture of your project with me on my Facebook Page! I will be sharing some of my favorites over the course of the week!
I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday!!
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