Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sink Area Organization

I love my new sink area.

All glammed up and ready

However, real life happens and this is how it has been looking like...

As you can see, I need some organization here.
My cleaning supplies are supposed to be stored under the sink. 
However, I don't want to keep bending down when I get them every time I want to clean. It's not good for any back. ;-)
 And I didn't want to store them in the upper cabinets because it is where all the dish ware is at.

A cool pull out drawer for sponges
 And although my sponge has a designated space. I did not end up storing it there because I want it to air dry and I did not want the cabinet door getting wet all the time so I placed my dish brush here instead.

The bar handle serves fine for my hand towel, but to me, not visually pleasing. 

So one day, I eventually got things organized using this...

A Glass Bath shelf with towel rack

I also placed my sponge on one of my milk glass basket. It's perfect because of the narrow base, water drips there and my sponge dries faster!

And here's what the shelf looks like after my hubs attached it to the wall...

Much better

Now I have a place for my hand towel and gloves!

 I also decanted my usual cleaners into different J.R. Watkins Universal Cleaner containers to make it look prettier!

Added the proper labels for each

Now, my sink area is not only pretty, but organized too!

How about you, any tips on organizing for this area?

Happy Organizing!


 Would love to hear your thoughts! Please share away...


  1. That looks really nice, Vel! The wall shelf was a great and pretty solution to your problem. I like that you dispensed everything into those attractive containers. I have a small silver tray where I have some foaming hand soap and hand cream just to the side of my sink. Everything else, except for the built-in dish soap dispenser, is located under the sink.

  2. Very clever solution...I love it! I'm like you, I like it pretty and comfy. Have a super week.

  3. Looks awesome! Anything involving organization I adore!!!!!! My sink doesn't have something nearby to mount a rack/or shelf but I need something to corral everything too:)

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  4. Love this, and your kitchen is amazing! I love how you changed everything to pretty bottles...I would've done the same thing!

  5. Oh, to be organized! I have been trying all week-end to organize and clean up a bedroom. I think I need a professional - do you make house calls (pun definitely intended - lol!!)?

  6. Nice solution! I just usually put stuff on the edge of the sink...yours looks so nice!

  7. Great idea! That is an area that always seems to be a mess in my house!

  8. What a wonderful addition to your beautiful kitchen! I love your shimmering backsplash and pretty cleaner containers, too!

  9. There you go, pretty and practical! I love how the light shimmers off the beautiful tile work!

  10. Well if you aren't the clever one. I love this idea and the shelf is totally perfect. Looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  11. I love that you use your milkglass basket for your sponge: it's always better to have something pretty to look at when doing the dishes! I have my sponge in an old farmhouse faisselle!

  12. I love your chandelier! What a great fixture for your sink. I keep my sponge on a statue of a cast iron flying pig holding a shallow shell, the sponge fits in the shell. It's a quirky little thing that I never could find a use for until now.

  13. Pretty and organized, no better way! You made me smile because I place the sponge right there in the same spot, in the middle of the sink :) I also have the small pull out where I can store it, but I just don't like it there, I got to find a pretty basket like yours :) Love the J.R. Watkins containers on the shelf!

  14. The new shelf is certainly doing a handy job of providing an attractive place for the dish towel and cleaning bottles. Organized and pretty!! Very nice!


  15. I love real life photos! Your real life photos look way better than mine however!! I stash my dirty sponges in a basket!

  16. I love this organization. I love the steel tray that is meant to dry the washed utensils.. Brilliant!

  17. Beautiful. i love the drawer front that pops forward for the scrub brush! (Saw you at Serenity Now)

  18. What great organizing ideas. I love your new bottles; so clever!


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