{Declutter} Around your kitchen sink

The Organised Housewide Declutter Kitchen Sink.
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#20 Around the kitchen sink

Today’s quick decluttering task is to declutter around your kitchen sink.  Consider keeping those cleaners that you don’t use often under the kitchen sink.  Store all your sponges and plugs neatly in a dish.  Try and keep around your window sill clutter free.

I keep all my utensils in this IKEA ceramic pot, easy to access and less clutter in the drawers

Using a smaller IKEA ceramic post I keep a non scratch scourer, sponge, plug and bottle brush handy

Clutter free sink areas


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  READ MORE: How To Organise Under The Kitchen Sink Cupboard

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Linderic July 20, 2011 - 1:09 AM

Hello Katrina
Thanks for the tips and encouragement Just the push I need some days.I am a procrastinator.I would like to know where you got your lovely orchid in the bathroom pic.I would like to get one, maybe not a real one.Makes the room look great.I’m going to look at Ikea for some bits n pieces they may have something .
Kind Regards Linda

Katrina July 20, 2011 - 4:46 AM

Hi Linda, I got the orchid from Adairs, pretty isn’t it.

Renee Franks July 20, 2011 - 11:44 AM

At the moment I keep my sink-stuff in a basket so it’s all in one place. My handsoap, dish soap plugs and sponge go in there so they don’t fall off of the bench – ours is in the “peninsula” (rather than an island. lol) and things were constantly falling off. Eventually I’d love to get something a bit more fashionable than blue plastic though! 🙂

Katrina July 21, 2011 - 4:22 AM

baskets are great for keeping things organised, great work!

Becci Sundberg July 20, 2011 - 7:44 AM

I only keep a thing of soap on tap in my window sill. The dish cloth is hung over the tap and the plug just sits there. Other than that everything else is kept under the sink.

Katrina July 21, 2011 - 4:21 AM

Beautifully organised!

Marita August 7, 2011 - 4:22 AM

I try to get around the sink area and kitchen benches cleaned every day. have a bit more clutter on my window ledge than you do because I have some special things sitting there that I like to see everyday. But I find that I need my bench as clutter free as possible. Really helps when all else is chaos to have just that one space always tidy and ready for use.

Olwyn August 29, 2011 - 9:51 AM

So now i am confused …what DO you keep under yr kitchen sink then? Great site Katrina. Inspiration is priceless! best Regards, Olwyn

Mel Hortin April 19, 2012 - 10:10 AM

I don’t have a lot of clutter around the kitchen sink but I love your idea of putting the sponge and plugs in a small ceramic pot. Will definitely be doing this. Thank you. I love all the ideas on the blog. Mel xxx

Peta April 19, 2012 - 10:43 AM

I only have a double hand wash/hand cream dispenser. I have a 3.4 mt long white Caesarstone island bench top and like it clear. Occasionally I have a vase of flowers, but that’s all. I HATE CLUTTER!! A house is so much easier to keep clean without clutter and as I work full time I don’t have a lot of time to do housework.

Elle April 19, 2012 - 11:51 AM

yummy kitchens!

Tab April 19, 2012 - 12:57 PM

In the unit we rent, the owner had installed 1 of the ikea kitchen hanging bars. Since we knew we going to be here for a while (2 years), we popped into ikea and got some hooks and a basket. Basket holds cutley drainer, sponges, and washing up liquid. Hooks hold brushes and allow us to hang up our dish drainer so it’s off the sink but easily accessible.

Tab April 19, 2012 - 12:59 PM

Forgot to add, the hanging bar is right above the sink 🙂

KJ April 19, 2012 - 11:01 PM

Grrr…. Why did you have to chose the kitchen sink??? Mine’s a disaster. I appreciate the optimism of your “quick” cleaning task phrase though!

Suzanne May 3, 2013 - 5:14 AM

IKEA has these ergonomic and inexpensive long-handled scrubbers that come in 4 colours.There is a suction at the end of the handle so you can either lay the scrubber down or stand it up. (I stand mine up so the air gets at it from the window) These cost about $1 and last for ages. They are safe on glass and Teflon. The bristles rinse easily of grease and grime (I put them in the dishwasher once a week). I use them every day and often. After about 3 months they get sent to the workshop where hubby puts them to use. I use a SHARPIE marker and draw a ring around the base when the scrubber is old and being used for super grungy work so it does not get mixed up with the others.

Suzanne in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Katrina May 3, 2013 - 8:50 AM

that scrubber sounds very handy Suzanne, I haven’t seen it here in the Aussie Ikea stores, but I do use a very cheap kitchen brush from Ikea, love it!


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