Today's quick tip is all about utilising every last inch of available storage in your kitchen, especially if you are tight on space. I am a huge fan of using the backs of doors for organising and storing things that otherwise could be taking up valuable bench space.
First up, I use this over-the-door hanger on our cabinet door that opens up to the under-sink area. This is an awkward space because the sink and pipes take up a lot of valuable cabinet space! This particular storage rack was from Aldi, but you can find them at most dollar stores, kitchen storage stores, or even ebay.
This storage rack fits perfectly, and contains the cleaning spray, dish-washing liquid and dishwasher tablets. Because I buy the tablets in a large box of 50, I placed a plastic container inside the rack and filled it with the tablets so they would be quick and easy to grab. If you use dish-washing powder, you could still use a container with a lid, and just clip the scoop to the side of the rack so it is ready to use.
This is what the rack looks like from the outside when you close the cabinet door. It does not hinder the closing of the door in any way as the top hooks are slim enough, but if you're worried about this, you can buy ones that screw straight into the door. We have one in our bathroom that works a treat!
On the adjoining cupboard door, I use a small hook and peg combo to hang the dish-washing gloves so they're out of the way. There is another hook next to this for the fire blanket. The hook is stable enough to pull the tabs down safely.
Using the backs of cabinet doors for extra storage in any room of the house is a great solution - it keeps benches clutter-free, which gives you more space to work with. It also means those unsightly things are out of the way, but still easy to access!
Now I want to hear from you...
How do you organise the tricky space under the sink? Do you like to use the backs of doors for extra storage?