Eight ways to a tidier kitchen sink scene
I don't know about you, but my kitchen sink area can so easily get cluttered with a stack of dishes, the compost bin, recycling, wet cloths and dying plants! Sound familiar? Yet, it's the space my eye is always drawn to when I enter the room, so when it is neat and tidy it seems to transform the whole kitchen.
Here are eight things I do at home to help this space looking tidy.
- Declutter ~ what do you actually need by the sink? Some washing-up brushes, a hand soap, dish soap, a cloth? Separate the things you really need and think about finding a home for the other objects.
- Sort out your cupboard under the sink ~ you probably have things like a compost bin & bottles of cleaning spray sitting by your sink, create space for these under your sink. Some compost bins can be attached to the inside of your cupboard door so it's still easily accessible but is hidden away and keeps the smells away.
- Find a pot for your dish brushes ~ an old marmalade jar is something you can often pick up in charity shops and eBay, although you'll probably have something hanging around you can use, a Weck jar, a jam jar or take the lid off a Kilner.
- Put your soaps on a thrifted little plate or invest in a soap dish ~ there's nothing worse than a soggy soap by the side of the sink!
- Organise your cloths & pot brushes ~ an old jelly mould or a little bowl can house your cloth and any pot and vegetable brushes or scourers.
- Pop a tea towel or a cotton cloth on your draining board ~ it's a good idea to have something to absorb the excess water, and adding a textile to the sink area can soften things a little. Keep two for this purpose and rotate them while one is in the wash.
- Create some added storage ~ a peg rail or some hooks to hang brushes and tea towels from or a basket on the windowsill to house vitamins is an affordable way to hide things you need access to, but don't need to be on show.
- Style your windowsill ~ take everything off and build things up slowly, start with just one plant, maybe a basket, a candle. Keep plenty of space on your sill and let the light in.