Guys, let’s get real for a second – if I said the word “drawer” to you, your mind would probably go to the messiest, most unorganized, clutter-filled drawer in your house; the one drawer you really want to organize, but probably never will. Instead you just keep digging through it, finding what you need and then closing it without ever addressing the issue.
Well, let me give you 2 words of advice: Drawer. Dividers.
Seriously, these things will change your life. And your drawers. Drawer dividers are different from regular utensils holders because, unlike standard utensil dividers, they come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Some are just simple spring-loaded pieces of plastic, wood or bamboo, similar to tension rods. These dividers in particular allow bigger items to be contained (like different clothing items, kitchen utensils, tools, etc), whereas the tray ones provide smaller spaces for little items (like rubber bands, scotch tape, hair clips, etc).
I love using the standard utensil dividers for more than just utensils (and you can read about it in another blog post) but sometimes they aren’t the best choice to go with and here’s why: you can only add so many items to one slot, sometimes the trays in the drawer add just enough height so baking utensils like ladles and whisks don’t fit in the closed drawer anymore, and sometimes there are oddly shaped items that don’t fit into a narrow slot no matter how you rearrange the other items.
When that happens I usually suggest some of these:
There are plenty more options out there for every drawer you can imagine, in every room you can imagine. I’ve used these drawer dividers in kitchen drawers, dresser drawers, bathroom drawers, and more. They’re so handy to have and can be a help to everyone by keeping a drawer organized simply by keeping the items in it separated and contained.