Decluttering 52 Things – Task #5: Under laundry sink

What is hiding under your laundry sink?  Do you have some bags from a vacuum cleaner you got rid of a few years ago or cleaning products that haven’t been used in over 12 months, perhaps there maybe some used light bulbs?

Declutter under laundry tub

Today let’s remove 5 things from under the laundry tub that you don’t use any more.

My List of 5:

  1. I had an excess of old toothbrushes
  2. Old sponges
  3. Lipstick (hmmm, I can’t explain this one)
  4. A mop refil sponge (don’t have mop anymore)
  5. Icecream container

Here is what I keep underneath the tub:

  • Old toothbrushes and my favourite Tupperware brushes, I use for cleaning grout, around the bathroom taps and window tracks (I stocked up on the Tupperware brushes went I left)
  • Cat shampoo, yes I am a crazy lady that thought I could wash my cat regularly….bahaha, what a joke that was
  • Shower nozzle to clean cat easily (I can still hear you laughing at
  • Drain-o
  • Mop/Soaking bucket
  • Double adapters (in basket under the brushes)

Laundry sink declutter ideas

 What 5 items have you thrown away?


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Chrissy March 2, 2011 - 9:09 AM

I only decluttered under my laundry tub a few weeks ago. I got rid of heaps of stuff including an ash tray (most of my extended family gave up last year), vacuum cleaner bags (I now own a Dyson), and spray bottles that don’t work. Under there now is a tub for old jam jars to reuse for homemade jam, a spew bucket (I was finding when ever any of us were sick, I was always soaking stuff in all the buckets, so this exclusively a spew bucket, I also keep a spare dustpan and brush that my step son was given for Christmas, it is his for cleaning up after himself, the other boys ones are kept in a drawer besides the washing machine for easy access.

Denise March 2, 2011 - 12:36 PM

i wish I did only have this much katrina but I have my laundry powder, stain remover, floor detergent and other cleaning products. Also many emplty pump bottle for future use, rags etc you get the idea

Lisa Braaksma March 2, 2011 - 4:28 PM

Hey, if you got any spare Tupperware bottle brushes i;ll have some please 🙂

Tracy Williams March 2, 2011 - 7:28 PM

I know, I love them too! Wish you could find them at the supermarket!

Katrina March 3, 2011 - 7:51 PM

I’m seeing if I can get my hands on a few for you girls if you are interested.

Lisa Braaksma March 3, 2011 - 8:17 PM

Oh YES please. I have one and it’s looking like a shaggy dog tooth brush!

Becci Sundberg March 2, 2011 - 9:36 PM

I only have a couple of buckets for soaking under the basin.
But I a have a double door louver (sp?) cupboard that houses all the clenaing products, toilet paper, soft drinks (if we buy them occasionally), rags and old towels for messy jobs, spare bag of spuds and green shopping bags.
I do need to go through it all. I have fish food there and I haven’t had a fish in about 8 years.

Summer March 3, 2011 - 5:23 PM

Done! Better late than never….I threw away more than 5 items. 3 shopping bags full actually. Luckily the garbage man was about to come and our bin not yet full!! Items included; a few empty bottles, old sponges, old handbag, plastic tablecloth and more.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Katrina March 3, 2011 - 7:53 PM

3 shopping bags full, wow you were on a roll, great job Summer! The things you find under the laundry tub…you are doing so well 🙂

Bearandlyndal2 May 31, 2012 - 8:45 AM

I’m sorry but I’m still laughing at the cat shampoo! We have a cat too and I’d never dream of washing her! Thanks for making me smile on a rainy day!

Jspunner May 31, 2012 - 9:39 PM

Yay I actually got to do this one today. Helps that I had to clean out the laundry as a new washing machine arrives tomorrow.

Cakebaker September 4, 2012 - 11:26 PM

My laundry is a walk through with a laundry trough, washing machine, stacked baskets and shelves above the washing machine/trough all closed in a set of louvre doors…no benches. My biggest bug bear is the fact that the baskets won’t open fully because of the door frames for the louvre doors…..bad design!! My task will be to make some decent use of the space under the trough for bucket, sponges, detergents etc…….then some hanging space above/instead of the useless baskets……I think I need to go Howards Storage World for inspiration…….I knew this would be a tricky challenge…

Shilpa Sehtiya Pahuja October 30, 2012 - 10:10 AM

This is Task #5…Can I please also have Task #1 to #4…. I missed that…..Thankyou.

Kiwimrsmac January 21, 2013 - 1:59 PM

Right, I’ve done under the sink. Who knew that I had 4 bottles of toilet cleaner, 3 of floor polish, 2 refills of hand soap! Its like a miracle. Thanks for the push!

Jen von Gradulewski March 21, 2013 - 10:02 AM

I dont have a laundry sink, so I just did my kitchen sink:
18 glass bottles that my husband puts there instead of putting in the recycling box (next room over… can you say lazy butt.. lol), 2 gross old dish brushes, and a few empty dish soap bottles.


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