Under the Kitchen Sink Storage Hacks You Need to Try Now!

Vanny Sanclaria
5 min readNov 2, 2022


Next to the living room, the kitchen is probably the second area that receives the most traffic. And if you’re an avid cook or baker, you certainly spend most of your free time baking or cooking something up.

And with all these cooking and baking comes a lot of tools, utensils, equipment, and other gadgets that fill up your storage drawers and cabinets up to the brim. And since they occupy the majority of your kitchen storage, you are now wondering where to put the other supplies and unconventional items.

There’s one place in your kitchen that will solve all of your storage dilemmas. Today, we will be looking at some genius hacks on how to use the space under your sink!

Make or Add a Sliding Shelf System

If the overhead shelf space isn’t enough, you can try adding a sliding shelf system just below the sink. This additional storage makes your cleaning supplies like dishwasher detergent, pods, sponges, and sprays easy to reach — this two-tiered shelf is sliding!

Make sure to put the heavy stuff (and the ones you don’t usually use) at the bottom and the lighter and frequently used ones at the top for a balanced shelf. No one will know there’s something in there until you pull something out!

Add Hooks

If your sink happens to have a cabinet underneath (or if you are planning to add one), don’t forget to chip in our reliable hooks!

Your local home improvement or hardware store has lots of variations for you to choose from. From double hooks, swag hooks, single coat hooks, or stick-on utility hooks, the options are endless. Drill them directly into the wood or install a rod where you can hang them!

Hooks are perfect for bulky items so they won’t take up much space. You can also hang your cleaning supplies like brushes, dish rags, and gloves!

Magazine Racks

If you aren’t much of a hook fan, you can try adding a magazine rack at the back of your cabinet doors! This hack is perfect for storing tin foil, plastic wraps, cling wraps, and even your sandwich bags.

Here’s another tip: you can also use it as magazine storage in your bathroom for a clean, clutter-free reach!

Tension Rods

For sinks will smaller spaces underneath, adding a tension rod is the easiest and fastest way to incorporate more storage.

You can now hang your spray bottles and use the space below!

Cleaning Caddy or Lazy Susan

If you want a quick, easy-to-reach fix for accidental spills and stains, then adding a cleaning caddy under your sink is perfect for you! As a recall, a cleaning caddy is a small box or kit where you place all your cleaning essentials.

Wanting to add something fancy but functional? Convert the space under your sink into a lazy Susan cabinet! Not only that it allows you to store much in a compact space, but it will also help in the organization of your items.

You can easily see each item with a simple turn, twist, or pull. Plus, you can also add labels!

Vertical Divider Shelves

This storage hack is perfect for our avid bakers out there! Pulling that muffin tray might be a hassle, especially if it’s piled under a layer of other trays and chopping boards. Worse, they all might topple over in one, careless pull.

By adding vertical divider shelves, not only that you are utilizing the space under your sink but it will also make pulling your desired tray a lot easier!

Under-the-Sink Rolls

This hack is completely identical to the tissue paper holder mechanism you have in your bathroom — and better yet, you can totally DIY!

Simply cut your unused curtain rods into pieces that fit inside the space under your kitchen sink. Or, you can totally buy them from your hardware store if you want to skip the handwork.

Pulling fresh trash bags is now made easier and faster!

Stackable Plastic Bins

If you’re lucky enough to have large spaces under your sink, you may want to try adding stackable plastic bins for additional storage for your cleaning supplies, tools, and other unconventional items.

Just make sure to add labels so you won’t get things mixed up!

Wire Baskets

If you prefer using wire baskets, then it’s totally fine! You can opt to buy stackable ones or hang them at the back of your cabinet doors.

You can easily store items in varying sizes in this hack while adding a visual appeal to your kitchen!

Pull-out Drawers

Can’t get enough of drawers? Then why not add more under your sink?

Easily transfer items down there for less-crammed and spacious kitchen drawers!

Shelves for Pots and Pans

If you’re the kind to store large pots and pans under the sink like me, then adding shelves might be a good idea! You don’t have to go through the pile of pots and pans just to get the one you want as they are now lined up neatly. Plus, it’s a good way to add visual appeal!

More spaces for less clutter

Utilizing the space under your kitchen is a smart way to add more storage space to your kitchen. But remember, it’s not enough that you dumped everything in there — you also have to make sure everything is tidy and well-maintained, especially in the long run.

Of course, it’s such a sight to see when you finally installed and placed everything inside. But it would be a disaster if you’re being too careless when taking things out or chucking things back inside.

And as our cleaning and storing experts say, don’t forget to label everything — well, most of them. Adding labels will help you distinguish which is which from seemingly identical items, like cleaning powders and detergents.

With this list of under-the-sink storage hacks, we hope you found something that empty space of yours into a wonderland. So, head on to your local home improvement or hardware store and start working like magic under the sink!