The kitchen sink itself may not seem to need organizing, it’s just an open sink, right? However, when the soap bottle keeps toppling over and the clean sponge has fallen into the dirty dishwater for the millionth time because you have nowhere to put it, you will thank me. We are getting our kitchen countertops redone this week with Quartz, which I am beyond excited about, and I have been dreaming up organizing for our refreshed space. We previously had butcher block which lasted a long time, but not only is it not my style anymore, it’s not in style itself anymore (IMO), and the durability isn’t there without constant upkeep. We did not reseal our butcherblock over the years, because who wants to take the time to do that when you’ve been DIYing everything else in your house, and we have had water damage behind the sink.
My goal is to not only organize the kitchen sink but to also make it a functional and aesthetic everyday space.
It’s time for new countertops that can withhold moisture a bit more without all of the upkeep! I’ve been dreaming up pretty hand soaps, dish soap dispensers, water trays for the faucet, drying racks, sponge holders, and more. That is exactly what I am sharing in this post! I am giving all of the finds that have caught my eye on Amazon, some of which have even been trending lately with great reviews from other’s using them as well.
10 Ways to Organize The Kitchen Sink
There are so many brands on Amazon, including small business brands, that know what’s up and have aesthetic packaging. These are the brands that you can be proud to display on your sink without the need to decant into different bottles. They elevate the aesthetics as is. A few of these brands include Ouai, Aesop, Lux Unfiltered, and Salt & Stone. I have linked these in my Amazon storefront under the kitchen sink organization!
2. PLACE YOUR GLOVES UNDER THE SINK
When my gloves are not in use, I have a hook that I hang them on to dry under the kitchen sink on the interior of the cabinet. This eliminates clutter and adds organization to my kitchen sink. I use these from Amazon that comes with a hook that I can easily hang them up with.
You can hang a wire basket for your sponges and items that you often clean the dishes with on the inside of your sink. It organizes the items, giving them a space when not in use, and sits on the interior of the sink to eliminate clutter on the countertop. There are different styles such as stone, ceramic, and the wire one linked above.
4. FRENCH SOAP
If you want to stay away from using harsh dish soap and eliminate the use of the extra bottle around the sink, try using a French soap block with a brush. This is a more natural way of cleaning the dishes and adds a ton of aesthetics with a pretty way to clean your dishes.
A silicone drying pad such as this one, can be unfolded and laid out when in use to give hand-washed dishes time to dry, but can be folded and put away when not in use. A drying rack is great, but they aren’t easy to put away for everyday use.
I am obsessed with the collection of dish brushes on Amazon that come with a wooden handle and black or white parts to them. They are neutral and aesthetic, and get the job done by scrubbing down my dishes.
There are enough natural color sponges without needing to buy bright blue, green, pink, or yellow. You can easily elevate your kitchen sink space by using neutral color sponges so that if they are placed around the sink, they aren’t taking away from the vibe.
If you use dish rags, store extras under the sink and continue swapping them out often. This will keep them healthier, and cleaner, and keep clutter away from the sink area. Grab a fresh one when starting clean up!
Use a paper towel holder that fits under the sink and free up the countertop space around the sink! You can also use dish towels more often to dry your hands and clean the countertops, which eliminates the need for a ton of paper towels altogether.
The area around the faucet collects a lot of overspray in my kitchen. It might not be aesthetic when in use, but keeping a catch tray for the water can help eliminate a build-up, making it easier to clean up, and keeping it healthier in the long run. This adds to the overall aesthetics by keeping it clean and tidy, letting the tray do the work of catching the water for you while doing the dishes.
How do you store kitchen sink brushes?
1. SINK CADDY
A sink caddy is a convenient and popular option. It's a container specifically designed to hold various kitchen sink tools, including brushes, sponges, and scrubbers. Sink caddies usually have drainage holes at the bottom to prevent water from accumulating and promote air circulation, reducing the risk of mold and mildew growth.
2. SUCTION CUP HOLDER
Some kitchen sink brushes come with a suction cup at the base, allowing you to attach them to the inside of the sink or any smooth surface near the sink. This keeps the brush elevated and lets it dry quickly.
3. MAGNETIC HOLDER
Magnetic holders can be attached to the side or back of the sink, providing a space to stick metal-based kitchen sink brushes and other metal cleaning tools.
4. OVER THE SINK ORGANIZER
An over-the-sink organizer is a rack that spans the length of the sink. It typically includes compartments for various kitchen tools, and you can place your sink brush in one of these compartments.
5. DRYING RACK
If you already have a dish drying rack, you can use it to place your kitchen sink brush after cleaning. This will allow it to dry naturally.