5 Steps to Decluttering Under Your Bathroom Sink

With Marie Kondo out with her new Netflix Show, everyone is tidying up and sparking joy all around their homes. But, sometimes getting started is the hardest part. So, today I’m sharing with you 5 ways to declutter under your bathroom sink, since we all know this can be one of the hardest areas to organize and stay tidy.

put all like things together under your bathroom sink by Nesting Story

1.Take everything out and see if they spark joy

One by one remove all the items under your bathroom sink. Throw out the products that are expired and put aside the products you don’t use anymore that you can give to your friends or family. Then with the remaining products, go through each one and see if they spark joy. Do they make you happy when you use them? Do they help with your skin or hair care? Do they smell nice? These are all some good questions you can ask.

2. Put like things together

Now, put together like items. Put together all the cleaning supplies, hair care products, skin care products, the first aid products. By grouping like things together, you are more likely to know where to find a particular item when you need it. You’re also more likely to keep your under bathroom sink area organized as well.

Tips tidy up under your bathroom sink from Nesting Story

3. Tidy Up

Now that you have taken everything out from under the bathroom sink, this is the perfect time to clean up the area as well.

Under the bathroom sink can be beautiful if it's organized, see more from Nesting Story

4. Make it beautiful

I personally love organizing and making the space beautiful as well. It helps me keep it organized in the future. All the spaces in my home spark joy because whenever I open my closet, a drawer, my pantry, I am just so happy by how beautiful they look. This really helps me want to keep the space looking tidy as well.

Although one may think the under sink area can be difficult to look beautiful, I think they’re wrong. Finding some beautiful baskets or storage bins really help make things look great, but also help with function. I love these storage bins from MUJI. They’re affordable, stackable and they look so beautiful under the bathroom sink. I categorized each bin and stored similar items in each.

under bathroom sink organization with easy to read labels

5. Label label label

I think labeling is so important. You may not be the only one using the bathroom. So other users also need to know where items are located. By having clear labels, anyone should be able to find items and put them back where they belong. This black embossed label maker is one of my personal favorites. It gives the space a chic look while also clearly labeling what’s in each bin.

And there you have it. An organized under bathroom sink cupboard. It is so satisfying having a functional and beautiful space and it personally motivates me to tidy other areas of the house. If you want to see some before and after pictures of my under bathroom sink area, check it out here. Happy tidying 🙂

An organized under bathroom sink cupboard is so satisfying.

Kamaldeep is the blogger behind the the beautiful and inspiring blog Get Kamfortable. There you will find highlights of her city, Toronto, minimalist DIY’s as she decorates her home, recipes and vegan restaurants that she loves. You can read Kamaldeep’s full bio, and follow her personal blog here.

Decluttering my home and inspiring you

My favourite place on earth is our home. When I close my eyes and really ask myself, “is it my absolute favourite place to be?” The answer is yes.

I write this as I enjoy my last days on vacation in Sanibel, Florida, the place I have gone for many Christmases, since I was very young. I am sitting out on our master bedroom balcony, watching the sunrise and listening to the waves crash. This is my happy place, but not my favourite place.

beautiful view

So, if my home is so sacred to me, then why have I let it get so cluttered and disorganized?

Life. Kids. Work. Twins. Survival mode.

I made a promise to myself a couple years ago that I would work through our home, however long it takes and declutter it from top to bottom. I have made some huge strides and got rid of a lot of the stuff. But I also have a long way to go.

I am starting this year with a renewed vision of what I want our home to be for our family. I am going to push through and continue to tackle areas that haven’t been touched yet, and circle back to some areas that need a do-over.

I’d love it if you joined me on this decluttering journey. In today’s video I have compiled my previous decluttering journey videos to help motivate and inspire you!

I did an extreme home purge using the Konmari Method and my stress melted away

clean home

For the last few years I have felt like I am drowning. I have been drowning in stuff. Stuff accumulated from a poorly planned move, with having four kids, with surprise twins, with running my business. It just kept piling up. I couldn’t breathe.

About a month ago, Mike and I visited friends who’s house (of three years now), we haven’t seen. As I walked around their home during this (unexpected) visit, I couldn’t get over how tidy and free of clutter their home was. Do people really live like this? This type of lifestyle is an option?

The next day I was still reeling from the stark contrast between our two houses and I realized that an underlying, unshakable stress that I had been feeling was due to our home’s current condition. So, I decided to make a change. A big change.

This change started by reading a book that has been recommended to me over and over again, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo.

Marie Kondo herself shared our progress:

With the strategy and determination hand in hand, we purged. Here is how it went…

Our journey isn’t over… in fact it’s far from over. What has changed is my mindset. That this task is doable and to just keep the momentum going.

We are going to be renovating our home over the next year to truly make it spark joy and work for our family. I hope you follow along!

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This is what happens when you are surprised with twins – Digging ourselves out of survival mode

Why I created a vision board for our home – Digging ourselves out of survival mode: A Series

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