How To Correctly Organize Under A Bathroom Sink? (Helpful Tips)

As an interior design enthusiast myself, I often scour through the internet, exploring aesthetically pleasing Instagram feeds and Pinterest accounts. I try to draw inspiration for my next home organizing adventure.

This time I was on a mission to discover easy, unique, and practical ways to organize all my belongings under a bathroom sink. Luckily, I found quite a few. 

Make the most out of the space available under a bathroom sink. The best way to organize under a bathroom sink is by making it clean, clutter-free, and practical. In this article, I’ll tell you how to achieve that without breaking your bank.

What To Store Under The Bathroom Sink?

Decluttering is the foundation of an excellent organizational project. To begin with, you need to get rid of all the bathroom items and toiletries you have been hoarding over the years. 

Have a sack of hotel toiletries that you do not plan on using but only collected out of habit? Now is the best time to bid farewell to it. 

Similarly, if you think the area under your bathroom sink is a big mess that needs a massive declutter, here is a list of things that you should consider keeping, followed by a list of things that are probably best kept somewhere else: 

Things To Keep

  • Your primary, everyday-use toiletries — toothbrushes, toothpaste, cleansers, face washes, moisturizers, shaving foam, eye creams, mouth wash, etc. 
  • Freshly washed, clean supply of hand towels and face towels. 
  • All your primary shower supplies like shampoo, conditioners, body wash, bath salts, shower caps, etc. 
  • Hairstyling tools and products such as hair straighteners, dryers, curlers, hair serum, hair volumizer, and more.  
  • Plenty of extra rolls of toilet paper so that you never have to hunt for them during emergencies. 

Things To Avoid

  • Do not crowd the area with any expired product that needs to be tossed into the bin. 
  • Pills and other necessary medications should be kept in your bedroom’s cabinets, where you can access them quickly and safely. 
  • Any non-waterproof electronic item like speakers or other music equipment should be kept away if they risk getting wet. 

How Do I Maximize The Space Under My Sink?

Are you guilty of throwing all your mess right under the bathroom sink? Well, there are a few very clever ways that you can follow to maximize the area under the sink and utilize every inch of space that is present there: 

  1. Add an organizer under the sink that can be expanded when required and slides out at your convenience. This ensures extra space to store your bottles and towels in a neat and orderly manner. 
  2. If you want to skip putting something heavy like a metal tray, you can always go for sleek and portable acrylic trays. These trays are lightweight, easy to move around, and do not occupy a lot of space. 
  3. Add a separate hair tool organizer behind the door of the sink cabinet.
  4. Stackable drawers are a great option to put all the small items like hair clips, dainty jewelry, tweezers, etc., in place. 
  5. If most of your products are in a spray bottle, you can install a strong tension rod and hang the bottles on it. 
  6. Install pull-out drawers that take less space and accommodate most of your products easily. 
  7. You can add small baskets to the inside of the cabinet doors when the space inside the cabinet is not sufficient. 
  8. Wire baskets are also a great option to arrange all your items for easy and convenient access without cluttering the space too much. 

How To Store Items Under The Bathroom Sink?

The first thing to do when you embark on tackling the storage space present under the bathroom sink is to discard any item you haven’t used or do not plan to use. Half-empty bottles of shampoo, expired cosmetics, and hair sprays, all should be thrown right away. 

Because there are so many different products and styling tools to deal with, it is always recommended to use different baskets or bins to store your items categorically. Make sure to add extra drawers, rods, and stackable bins that accommodate most of your toiletries. 

Labeling your boxes and bins is a great way to ensure that you always have easy access to the item you are looking for without creating any jumbled-up mess.

How To Organize Towels Under The Bathroom Sink?

Towels are an essential part of every bathroom. But, if your bathroom lacks space and you have storage issues, organizing the towels can be a bit of a hassle. 

But, fret not. I have a few clever storage tricks that you can apply to make sure that the towels are not only appropriately organized but are easily accessible to you at all times. 

Baskets

Make sure to use a separate basket for different towel types. 

Racks

You can install a separate rack inside the cabinet on which the towels can be hung.

Shelves

Add floating shelves to your bathroom wall. These are a convenient option to store towels. 

How To Organize Under A Small Bathroom Sink?

Even if your bathroom sink lacks storage space and cannot hold as many items as you would want it to, there are plenty of options that are tailor-made to boost the bathroom sink’s storage. 

You can always use an old basket or a bin at the back of the vanity door. Not only will this make good use of the door that is usually left ideal, but it is also a fun DIY project you can undertake with your family. 

Place rotating trays or lazy susans that are suitably sized and are sturdy enough to hold enough items atop them. 

If you have tiny, unused mason jars lying around in the kitchen, get them and use them as brush holders under the sink. 

When you take on an organization project, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you invest in expensive pieces. You can always find better, inexpensive, and effective alternatives lying around the house. 

The Final Sweep

Home organization is a work of patience and ingenuity. I hope you’ve picked up some great and practical organizational tips from this article to get started. I am sure these ideas will help you arrange your items in a much better and decluttered manner under the sink. 

Storing your items properly under a bathroom sink is a considerable undertaking. Lack of proper arrangement of the things and an excess of clutter can leave you frustrated and distressed.

But, if you keep the points mentioned above in mind, you will be able to create the bathroom space of your dreams in no time. Don’t let the cleaning frenzy get to you! 

References: 

  1. https://www.thespruce.com/what-to-store-in-your-bathroom-2648382 
  2. https://acultivatednest.com/11-small-bathroom-organization-ideas/ 
  3. https://www.potterybarn.com/tips-and-ideas/9-clever-towel-storage-ideas-for-your-bathroom/ 
  4. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/organizing/g31940251/under-the-sink-storage-ideas/ 
  5. https://www.containerstore.com/organization-projects/bathroom/project/organize-under-bathroom-sink