We don’t usually consider the area under the sink as a thing of beauty. In fact, most of us feel happy if we can open the cupboard door without the contents spilling out.
But one Adelaide woman has taken organisation to the next level with an immaculately organised space.
This isn’t the first domestic area that Iryna Federico has transformed. The blogger re-decorated her pantry to resemble a pastel-hued sweet shop.
Iryna told Better Homes and Gardens that it wasn’t “particularly important” that the area under the sink “looked beautiful”, but “it was just something I enjoyed doing.”
“Typically, under the sink storage is so messy, I took it as a challenge,” she explained.
“I've realised that I enjoy making dull spaces look pretty because they make me happy. I can't exactly go and stick glitter all over my house but I can definitely do it under the sink!”
Iryna started the transformation by emptying the cupboard of its contents and installing a makeshift shelf.
“I detest the ugly plumbing pipes under the kitchen sink so I was determined to find a way to hide them as much as I possibly could when I was working on organising the space,” she wrote on her blog.
Since the space was small, she decided to use neutral colours so it didn’t feel cluttered.
Iryna used matching plain acrylic bins to store dishcloths, dish sponges, beeswax wrap, bin bags and paper towels.
Next, she decanted homemade kitchen cleaning products into identical glass bottles with customised labels.
"Having an organised home and organised space makes me feel much more efficient," Iryna explained. I feel like if systems are already in place, it makes busy days much easier to take on.”
For more of Iryna's tips, go to her blog.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.