When we first moved into our rental home, we replaced the garbage disposal; however it had some overflow issues that we just never got around to fixing. The guy that did our shower was nice enough to get that fixed for us a couple days ago, but in the process some NASTY liquid debris made a wee bit of a mess under the sink. This caused a horrible smell in my kitchen, so I began clearing stuff out.
At first, this whole thing just started out as finding and getting rid of the smell. I cleared everything out, including an old kitchen rug that was soaked with the smelly debris. After everything was out I went to town with a sponge and Mrs. Meyers Surface Scrub. Sprayed some air freshener and before I knew it every thing was clean and smelled good!
Upon clearing everything out I figured there’s no time like the present to do some organizing. After all, in both my last rental house and this one I never gave the under-the-kitchen-sink area any TLC.
I headed over to Pinterest and Flickr to do some research. I also Googled “under the kitchen sink,” and every once in awhile a picture of a spider would pop up due to someone finding it under their sink. Eeek!
Since I had a similar situation with my guest bathroom (under the sink has a weird smell thanks to disintegrating plumbers putty), I decided to tackle that as well!
First I removed the NASTY contact paper that was already in there, and then I went to town again with Mrs. Meyers!
Gross, huh? I got another drawer from Lowe’s and voila! Organization!
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