Continuing with the reader bathroom question:
I have two sinks in this bathroom, with a large countertop, and cabinets under the sink. One cabinet has toilet paper and cleaning supplies, but I'd like to find a way to use the other one productively. It just doesn't seem good for much because it's "down there" and not convenient.
Under-the-sink storage is a challenge for many people. Here are some ideas.
1. As I mentioned in Part 1, back-of-the-door storage can help - I've done this myself.
2. A number of companies sell under-sink shelves designed to make that space more usable. The one shown above is available at Stacks and Stacks; you can see other options at Walter Drake and The Container Store.
3. Creative Connectors provides a totally different kind of under-sink shelf.
4. Pull-out cabinet organizers are nice, if they fit your space. You can see a wide selection at The Container Store, and many other companies sell them, too. The one pictured comes from Organize-It.
5. And then there's the basic approach of just using appropriate storage containers - plastic bins, laundry baskets, whatever - where you can pull the container out and grab whatever you need.
6. And you can get creative. This may not be practical for anyone else, but because I'm a sucker for cute kitty pictures, I'll share this one where Ron and Suzy put a bed for KK cat under the sink.
And let me add a general warning to be careful about what's stored under the sink, especially if small children could get into the cabinet.
[first photo from Oh My Stinkin' Heck! / Heather Sanders]