30 Days To Organise Your Life! Day 17 - What's Lurking Underneath Your Sink?

Kitchen sinks, bathrooms sinks, utility room sinks.

What lurks underneath yours in a cupboard or storage area?

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It's one of those places that even if you're a tidy person, it can sometimes end up in a big mess of cloths, cleaning products, bin bags, kettle de-scaler, ant powder, scrubbing brushes - anything linked to being used in the kitchen or bathroom, it's there taking up lots of space!

I think this often happens because we over-estimate how many different products we need on a regular basis. In actual fact you can get away with a very small selection that can be used for everything. 

It's also one of those places that gets clogged up with excess products because we forget that they can go out of date, just like items from your fridge. Most cleaning products have a shelf life and use by date.


Cleaning products challenge!

  • Take a look through your cupboards and first do a de-clutter of anything out of date.

  • Then put aside the products and other items you use on a weekly basis (be honest!!).

  • Lastly, take a look at what is left and think about the last time you used it. If it was in the last 3-6 months, is that because it is a specialist product like ant powder that perhaps only comes out once a year when the ants appear or is it something that you just thought would be great to use because it was new/on offer/recommended by someone else, but in fact you've never actually used it.

  • If there are still things you don't want to get rid of even though you've never used them then make a plan to actually do so! Decide where it will be used and how you can get it into your weekly cleaning routine. If not, find someone else who might use them or donate to a local group such as a homeless charity or those that help families in need. 

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You'll be amazed at how much you can actually get rid of and reduce what you use and need under those sinks.

Doing this also creates more space so that you can have a place for everything you need and then can easily locate it next time you want it, instead of rooting around trying to find items stuck at the back and knocking everything else over in the process!