Kitchen Sink Organization: Tips & Recommendations

Getting ready to dive into some spring cleaning? Let’s conquer a bit of the kitchen with a little kitchen sink organization. Above and below the sink. 

Under Sink Organization | Kitchen Rug | Louella Reese

white canister set | metal sponge holder | butter dish used as a sponge dish | wicker basket set

Last week, I shared a post on a couple of updates we made in our kitchen. Several of them included organizational pieces. Which I hadn’t even realized when ordering, just thought they would be great additions to our space. 

The first item I added to my cart, the white canister set. I had been on the hunt for a simple canister set – one that would add a little character but also blend in with the rest of our kitchen. This white canister set fit the bill perfectly. It is simple, beautiful, and offers extra countertop storage. Plus the wood lids are such a unique touch!

What’s in our canisters?

Large canister: gluten-free oatmeal from Trader Joe’s

Medium canister: organic cane sugar

Small canister: organic green tea bags

Kitchen Canister Set | White Kitchen Decor | Louella Reese
Kitchen Canister Set | White Kitchen Decor | Louella Reese

All the other items help to organize our kitchen sink. A space that is used often and if we’re being honest, is full more often than not. Full of dishes above and full of cleaning supplies, bags, and the most random items below. Am I right? Above, we added a metal sponge holder and a scrubbing brush dish. Both of these help to keep your sponges + brushes a little cleaner and allow them to dry out a little quicker.

I honestly love how both pieces look! While they’re totally meant to help organize the space they also add so much character. The dish I ordered to use as a scrubbing brush dish is actually a butter dish. But honestly, I don’t think it’s big enough to hold a full size piece of butter. So I think it works better for this use!

Kitchen Sink Organization | Kitchen Organization | Louella Reese
How to Keep Your Kitchen Sink Organized and Clean | Louella Reese

The metal sponge holder helps make the kitchen sink look a little cleaner and put together. Something this OCD gal absolutely loves. So if you’re an OCD gal like me, go ahead and add this little piece to your cart. Your OCD heart will be so happy when you’re sponges have a home!

Lastly, under the sink I added wicker basket sets. Under our sink was getting kind of out of control (see before photos above) – lots of cleaning supplies all over the place in no kind of order, brown paper bags and plastic grocery bags everywhere, and then those random miscellaneous pieces that seem to collect out of no where! So a little organization was necessary! These two wicker baskets made SUCH A DIFFERENCE! I could not get over how different it looked organizing the cleaning supplies into these two baskets, straightening our bags, and placing some of the miscellaneous items in their appropriate spots (Joshua’s shed, the cabinet above our fridge, and the trash).

What’s in our wicker baskets?

Large wicker basket: All of our cleaning bottles, a spray water bottle for watering our plants

Small wicker basket: extra dish soap, dishwasher soap, extra sponges, extra dish brushes, extra hand soap.

Before and After Kitchen Photos | Louella Reese
Before and After Kitchen Photos | Louella Reese
How to Organize Under Your Kitchen Sink | Baskets for under the Sink | Louella Reese
How to Organize Under Your Kitchen Sink | Baskets for under the Sink | Louella Reese

white canister set | metal sponge holder | butter dish used as a sponge dish | wicker basket set

I also added these hand and dish soap dispensers! They are amber glass and come with the sweetest labels. There are two additional labels for hand lotion and body lotion as well to give you options. They are pretty large – which I love – keeps you from constantly having to refill them. I’ve been using Mrs. Meyers Olive Oil soap and absolutely love it! The smell is amazing, the soap is gentle, and it’s a cleaner product. A complete win!

How do you organize your kitchen sink? Will you be adding some of these pieces to your kitchen?

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  1. Rachel wrote:

    I desperately need to organize our drawers and cabinets in our kitchen, especially under the sink! I think there are some random drop cloths from painting thrown under there… such a mess! Love these wicker baskets and your counter top cannisters.


    Posted 3.3.20 Reply
    • Girl I get it! That space becomes such a drop zone for the most random of items. Definitely recommend grabbing some baskets from Joss & Main to help organize!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.4.20 Reply
  2. Morgan wrote:

    Love how cute and organized it all is! You know that makes my Enneagram 1 heart so happy 🙂

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    Posted 3.3.20 Reply
  3. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    Oh now I want to organize my kitchen haha! LOVE IT!

    Lisa |

    Posted 3.5.20 Reply
    • Haha right? Once I started I couldn’t stop – I just wanted things neater and cleaner! Thanks lady 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.6.20 Reply
  4. Annie wrote:

    I wish I’d seen this post when I first moved out of the house, and when we’d gotten married! This is all such great advice!

    Posted 3.6.20 Reply
  5. Kileen wrote:

    Such a great post! I always struggle to organize my sink and kitchen so this post was so fun to see!


    Posted 3.6.20 Reply
  6. Great inspiration to get my things in order. Came out great! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 3.9.20 Reply
  7. Megan wrote:

    Thank you so much for the organization tips! These have been so helpful! Great post!

    Posted 3.9.20 Reply
  8. Amanda wrote:

    Ok I so need to do this in our house! the under the sink areas are such a mess.

    Posted 3.10.20 Reply
  9. Richard wrote:

    Love how you organized under your sink! You inspired me to get mine organized! Thank you!

    Posted 3.10.20 Reply
  10. Charlotte wrote:

    I am an OCD like you too! 🙂 My kitchen sink is a mess these past few weeks because of so much work to do. Your sink organization makes me realize to organize our kitchen sink as well! I would love to add some of the pieces you mentioned especially the metal sponge holder! Thanks for these tips!

    Posted 3.11.20 Reply
    • Glad I’m not the only one 🙂 you should absolutely scoop them up – they all really help to organize the space and also look so cute!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.11.20 Reply