Real World Organizing: Drawer Dividers for Small Stuff

Gillie in the sock drawer - photo Dwight Sipler from Stow, MA, USA [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsDrawers collect junk. Small junk gets messy. Before you know it, you can’t find a thing. Dresser drawers seem to be the worst for this (except maybe for those kitchen drawers that catch all the bits and pieces of your life), for many of us. Unless you divide and conquer the clutter, it’s a constant struggle to corral those socks and dainties.

I’ve used cut-down milk cartons to make drawer dividers, and Kleenex boxes with the top cut out. Any kind of square or rectangular box that can be made to fit snugly into your drawer — that’s a big help in getting organized. No one’s going to see them, but you can always line with fabric or sticky-backed vinyl shelf paper or such, if you want to pretty it up.

White plastic diamond-shape drawer organizer from Honey-Ca-Do, available at Amazon

But we can do even better, for the small items!

Honey-Can-Do has a nice white plastic diamond drawer organizer you can pick up at Amazon, if you can’t find it locally. It’s a set of interlocking pieces to give you 32 little compartments inside your dresser drawer. Trim it down to fit smaller drawers, if you want. For larger drawers, combine with other organizers for max flexibility, or double up on the diamond partitions.

(The name “diamond” just refers to the shape of each cubby or compartment, but if you want to stash bling in there along with your socks and undies, go for it.)

And if you’re feeling crafty, you can make your own DIY version of this smart drawer divider kit.

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