Here’s how I organize underneath my bathroom sink. Drawers + tension rod = lots of space without the bulky bathroom pipes getting in the way 😉

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Hi guys. It’s Alejandra. And I’m sitting here in my bathroom. And I recently did an organizing project or an update to the way I store everything in my bathroom, my bathroom cabinet. And I want to show it to you because it’s really cost-effective to do like it costs me around $5 which is pretty cheap when it comes to organizing. And also, it’s super easy to do like this should not take you very long like maybe ten minutes if you have the appropriate materials.

How To Organize Underneath The Bathroom Sink

So let me open up the cabinet. So I think you’ve seen these pullout drawers that I have inside my bathroom cabinet. They’re made by elfa. They’re from the Container Store. And the reason I absolutely love them is because they slide really nicely. So like they slide out, they slide in. Like I can just like tap them in and they go straight in.

A lot of cabinet drawers that are mounted to the bottom of your cabinet don’t really slide nicely because they get stuck on the track or they’re just not made with like very high quality. So this is my favorite drawer to use if you’re going to install drawers in your bathroom cabinet.

But anyways, I installed these drawers about maybe like one or two years ago and they’ve worked perfectly for my lifestyle, my habits. I’m not struggling to find more space or I’m not struggling to store things. But something that’s always caught my attention or always had me wondering is how I can maximize the rest of the space that’s in the bathroom cabinet.

So like the top of the cabinet was – it was dead space. Like there was nothing being used there. And it didn’t bother me like I said that I was storing everything perfectly but I’ve always in the back of my head knew that there is a way to break up that dead space and use it for storage.

How to Add Storage Space to the Bathroom Cabinet

So what I did recently, about two weeks ago was I grabbed a tension rod from Home Depot. This is a tension rod. If you don’t know what tension rod is, it’s basically a rod that’s expandable to fit in any size space that you’re looking to hang the tension rod. I don’t know if that was a very good explanation but it’s basically a rod that’s spring-loaded so it expands or collapses, whatever you want to call it.

Bathroom Organization Tip: Use a tension rod to store cleaning supplies under the sink. #Alejandratv

Bathroom Organization Tip: Use a tension rod to store cleaning supplies under the sink.

But I got a tension rod from Home Depot. It costs around five bucks and I placed it at the very top of the bathroom cabinet, not the very top but like, it’s maybe three or four inches from the very top. And on this side of the cabinet, I hang some of my cleaning supplies like weekly counter sprays, there is like the Febreze, there is Windex. I hang them on top of the tension rod and now they are just out of the way. They’re in the bathroom where I used them and they hang really nicely. Like the tension rod is hung very sturdy so it’s not going to fall down despite these bottles being pretty heavy. And the drawer stills opens and closes without getting in the way of the bottles.

So again, the tension rod costs like five bucks at Home Depot. Super easy to do. And you can hang bottles or you could hang what’s on the other side and what I’m about to show you.

OK. So on this side, I have all of my hair products in the basket like my blow dryer, my straightener, my brushes. And then the tension rod up here, I put some of my hair claws like these, these hair claws and then I put on my headbands. I don’t wear headbands very often so I only have like two but one of them is on this side.

And what I love about this is a lot of times I see like claws in the bathroom that are broken like one of these breaks off or you just lose them because we all lose like hair ties and bobby pins. Actually, I don’t lose any of that stuff. I never lose that stuff. I would tell you and I’m not trying to brag or anything but I never lose hair ties or bobby pins because I have certain place in my bathroom where I keep them where I know where they go. I know where to put them away and I know where to find them so they never get lost. But these hair claws, they just hang on the tension rod really perfectly.

So, cleaning supplies on that side and then hair stuff on this side like claws and headbands. And there is probably another way where – there are probably more stuff that I can do inside this cabinet because there are still dead space all the way in the back. But again, I’m not really struggling for space so it’s not really high priority right now to fix this space in the back.

But this is one way you can break up the dead space in your bathroom cabinet, five bucks at Home Depot and you can solve another problem. So anyways, I hope that was helpful. I will see you guys soon. Bye!

About Alejandra

About Alejandra

Since 2008, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 100+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and “The Decluttering Queen” by Good Morning America, Alejandra’s expertise has been featured in The New York Times,, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. 


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