You know the old saying “everything but the kitchen sink”? Well, that’s about what you can find underneath one.
For Week 3 of my 52-week declutter adventure, I pulled a hodgepodge of cabinet, floor, wall, and surface cleansers, scrubbers, dust/cleaning rags, dishwash detergent, air fresheners, bug killers and other stuff from beneath the sink.
Way in the back was a big bottle of hand lotion; never would’ve looked for that there!
When container contents are jumbled on the floor outside the container they came from, you always have to ask yourself how you ever got all that stuff inside. It’s a real head scratcher.
Then the next thing you ask is why do you have two or three of the same items.
Consolidating like things into a single container was a big help in decluttering this area — as was tossing some rusted metal cans of almost-empty cleaners I’d probably never use again.
Truthfully, my under-the-sink mess would’ve been a lot worse if I hadn’t found a plastic adjustable shelf set designed for that area at a yard sale several years ago and set it up around the drain pipe for extra storage space. If you don’t have one and need more space under the sink, think about investing in one of those; they’re great!
This decluttering task took less than an hour, with satisfying results. Not bad!
Related blog posts:
Decluttering Debut: The First in a Series of 52 Dejunking Adventures
Decluttering Declared: Week 2 of 52 — Dejunking the Junk Drawer
FlyLady’s Brilliant but Simple Tips to Help you Become a Neater Housekeeper
The shelving works nicely.
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