If there is one place in the kitchen that seems to be the catchall for clutter, it’s the sink cabinet. Much of the space is already taken up by plumbing, shut off valves and the garbage disposer. The rest of the space is in competition by cleaning products, paper towels and dishwasher detergent. This is especially true of single bowl sinks where the cabinet is 24” to 30” wide.
The area under the sink should be checked regularly for leaks. Leaks can be particularly sneaky…showing up when you least expect it. And the sink base can’t be overlooked when it comes to seasonal house cleaning. Bottles of cleaners can leak; because of this I keep mine corralled in a plastic tray…just in case.
Since so many potentially dangerous chemicals are stored under the sink, safety locks should be installed if there are children in the home. This even includes regularly visiting children like grandkids. You can never be too careful. The one shown at right requires no tools and installs with adhesive, and is a one-hand operation for an adult. This and other safety products can be seen at kidsafeinc.com.