How-To: DIY Cardboard drawer dividers

Diy cardboard drawer dividers - Do you have a kid in your home? Then it may be a challenge to keep the small clothing accessories, socks and bibs in one place. Kids' clothes are smaller and often just float around in drawers or on the shelves. Want to maximize the storage space AND keep those tiny items organized? Check out these diy drawer dividers you can make in no time!
diy drawer dividers

First off, you might not know it, but I've got tons of how-tos on this site, including these you will really want to check out:

For more diy storage ideas, scroll down!

Now back to our cardboard drawer divider: Here's a little DIY trick to tame the mess in your kids' drawers without taking up much of your time or money.


  • some sturdy cardboard (a box from the latest trip to the grocery store?)
  • measuring tape
  • scissors or cutting knife
  • (optional) some wrapping paper you really like and glue/double sided adhesive tape.

diy drawer dividers


1) First measure the interior of your drawer - height, width and depth.
2) Then cut two pieces of cardboard: one piece "height X depth", the other  piece "height X width". So you've got two rectangles.

diy drawer dividers cardboard

3) Then mark the middle of each piece and cut a line half way through.

diy drawer dividers cardboard

4) Insert one piece onto another.

diy drawer dividers

It's done!

Unless... you have some extra time left and want to make it prettier. Then before assembling the two pieces, cut the wrapping paper to the measures of each of them and wrap the cardboard using some glue or double sided adhesive tape.

diy drawer dividers
diy drawer dividers
Now it's really done. :)

diy drawer dividers cardboard

This easy diy drawer divider will keep the kid's socks and stuff neatly organized. What is even better, you can use these DIY cardboard dividers in any space, for any purpose. That messy kitchen drawer, a toy box, a tool box - you name it. Want to try it? Here are a few more ideas for you to try:

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Also, there are a lot of felt projects, and I'd like to show you one that's the easiest way for me to make a felt storage box (think key tray on your hallway table!) - here's a slideshow I made for you to see how it's made:

Want to try it out yourself? Head over to this easy how-to: DIY Felt Storage Cubes

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