Hidden Storage Under a Laundry Room Sink
Having a utility sink in the laundry room rocks! Having everything that we store underneath it on full display isn’t so rockin’. It was time to create some Hidden Storage Under our Laundry Room Sink.
In the previous incarnation of our laundry room I had hot glued a skirt onto the sink. But, it was awkward to access the trash can underneath.
When the new sink was installed in the laundry room I wanted to find a better way to hide the storage under the sink.
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- Stainless Steel Small Shower Curtain Tension Rod 25″-43″
- Grommet Top Curtain Panel
- Sewing Machine (or hem tape)
If you have something solid on each side of the sink (in our case the dryer and a wall), you can use a small shower curtain tension rod. Follow the directions on the shower curtain rod package, but basically you’ll twist the rod until it is tight against the surfaces you are mounting to.
Slip the rod off the wall for a minute and slide the grommet topped curtain onto the rod.
Fold under the excess and pin where the curtain meets the floor.
Measure 5″ up from the pinned edge. Cut the excess off. Fold over 1/2″ at the raw edge and fold again to create a 4 1/2″ hem.
Iron the folded hem.
Stitch along the 1/2″ fold.
Slip the curtain back onto the tension rod and adjust the rod an inch away from the sink (to allow room for the curtain to accordian.)
When we need to access the trash can or mop bucket, the grommets slide smoothly along the rod.
Easy hidden storage under a laundry room sink!
It’s so nice not seeing the bucket and trash can. Speaking of mop bucket, that’s a fancy Mopnado you’re seeing under the sink. If you haven’t heard of the Mopnado, they make moping a lot more fun! The mop head fits in the top and spins to release excess water. You can see how fancy it is in this video:
(Yes, they sent me a complimentary Mopnado to try. No I was not paid or sponsored to mention it.)
What do you think of this quick and easy tutorial to create hidden storage under a laundry room sink? Do you have a utility sink that can use this trick?
Have a great weekend y’all! I’m headed to Dallas for a little fun project with Thompson’s WaterSeal. Follow me on Instagram to see what I’m up to on my trip.
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Did you mount the sink to the wall. Mine has awful plastic legs. If you did mount it how???
Our new laundry utility sink is specifically for wall mounting. You can’t alter a legged sink for wall-mounting. Sorry.
How do I share these stories to a FB hoarders support group I am in? I think they would enjoy some of your solutions.
Will the tension rod dent the dryer?
It shouldn’t. Dryers aren’t very heavy, so they will usually slide if the tension is too much.
My laundry/mud sink is in the garage but I have a folding counter in my laundry room that had a big space under it. I did a similar thing under mine a few years ago with a tiny tension rod. I made the little curtain that matches my window treatment in that room. What a difference it makes in appearance. I love the one you made as well.
Funny how everyone has exactly the same stuff under the laundry room sink.
Your tension rod solution is great but it won’t work for me. I have a washer that walks a bit on one side and a freezer that doesn’t stick out far enough on the other, darn. Unless maybe I can suspend a tension rod under the sink itself. Anyway, you’ll got me thinking – there must be a way.
It’s amazing how such a small change can make a space so gorgeous!
Amazing! Thanks for the tutorial. This seems like the perfect way to keep clutter hidden, even if it’s not toooootally gone, haha!