How to Make the Easiest DIY Drawer Divider

Check out how to make the most of your drawer space on zero budget - and that within minutes! Here you'll find an easy drawer divider how-to.


Do you want to optimize the storage space AND keep those tiny items in your drawer nicely organized? Make simple drawer dividers that will cost you nothing else but a few minutes of your time and a piece of cardboard to be reused instead of thrown away. Here's how.


Do you want to optimize the storage space AND keep those tiny items in your drawer nicely organized? Make simple drawer dividers that will cost you nothing else but a few minutes of your time and a piece of cardboard to be reused instead of thrown away. Here's how.


YOU'LL NEED:

Do you want to optimize the storage space AND keep those tiny items in your drawer nicely organized? Make simple drawer dividers that will cost you nothing else but a few minutes of your time and a piece of cardboard to be reused instead of thrown away. Here's how.


  • 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.




HOW TO MAKE the Easiest Drawer Divider



Do you want to optimize the storage space AND keep those tiny items in your drawer nicely organized? Make simple drawer dividers that will cost you nothing else but a few minutes of your time and a piece of cardboard to be reused instead of thrown away. Here's how.



1) First measure the interior of your drawer - height and depth.
2) Then cut one piece of cardboard: "height X depth" if your divider will go in the direction front-back, like mine.


Make simple drawer dividers that will cost you nothing else but a few minutes of your time and a piece of cardboard to be reused instead of thrown away.


3) Optional: cut the wrapping paper to cover all sides of the cardboard piece and wrap the cardboard using some glue or double sided adhesive tape. Place into the drawer - done!

 
Make simple drawer dividers that will cost you nothing else but a few minutes of your time and a piece of cardboard to be reused instead of thrown away.


You can tape the ends to the drawer to stabilize it (especially if you plan a heavy use), but it's not necessary if you've measured precisely and the cardboard will be stuck between the front and back of the drawer.



Make simple drawer dividers that will cost you nothing else but a few minutes of your time and a piece of cardboard to be reused instead of thrown away.

All done in three steps only. Well, the third one is optional, purely decorative. Your choice!

You can use the DIY cardboard dividers in any space, for any purpose. That messy kitchen drawer, a toy box, a tool box - you name it!
And if you ever run out of drawer space, you might want to make your own, large DIY storage that will fit anywhere - here's a great and easy tutorial, check it out:

I've also made a few felt storage boxes to fit into this same drawer. One of my easiest and quickest crafting projects this year! The how-to is here (check out the clever no-measuring trick!) - and here's even my brand new video slide-show for those of you who prefer watching tutorials on YouTube. Check it out here:





Here are a few affiliate links (thanks for your support!) just for the case you'd need a few basic supplies to make your own drawer dividers or other type of DIY home storage.



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Damjana


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4 comments:

  1. Such a simple idea that will help a lot. I find those ready box dividers eating part of the space as they take more space than what you can fit in them. They are also often measured to something close; part of the box is left empty (of course so small that you can't use) and/or your stuff won't just fit in the compartments. I will have to start thinking about something like this. :)

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    1. Upcyclelina,

      couldn't agree more! I've had the same experience with store-purchased drawer dividers, always leaving part of the space useless. The cardboard DIY is easy, and totally adjustable. Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. I loved that idea! It will help me organize all my drawers! I usually buy that kind of stuff but this time I will make mine. I am so happy and enthusiastic! Thanks for sharing!

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