There's a reason we call it a "junk drawer"—there's something almost too easy about opening a drawer and throwing in all the tidbits we don't have a designated home for. It's no surprise then that drawers often turn into chaos collectors unless they're continually sorted through. Who has time for that? To save you work down the line, we've assembled some of our favorite DIY drawer divider ideas that will wrangle ever last fork, rolling pin and rubber band you toss inside.
To double the amount of flatware a kitchen drawer can store, BHG had the brilliant idea to add a sliding track for a utensil divider. The mess that was previously stuffed into two drawers now fits conveniently into one.
Diagonal drawer dividers are ideal for storing baking tools, with the longest center areas long enough to hold rolling pins. The organizer above was spotted on Martha Stewart and sold at Home Depot, but I'm inspired to DIY my one by attaching thin strips of wood to the sides of a drawer.
Home stores are full of pre-made flatware organizers, but to construct one perfectly tailed to your drawer and utensil collection, follow the how-to on Kevin & Amanda.
Following Marie Kondo's suggestion that everything you need to organize your home is already in your home, former Kitchn editor Cambria Bold pulled boxes, lids and ceramic bowls to corral the bits and bobs in her junk drawer. If you have time to add a little extra oomph, line each of the boxes with colorful patterned paper or spray-paint them to match.
Hands-down the most affordable way to divide a sock drawer, cut a cardboard box into an organizer following the instructions on Krazy Coupon Lady. Paint the sections before installing them to make the cardboard pieces look, well, less like cardboard.
Jen from The House of Wood shared on iHeartOrganizing her secret to building drawer organizers that can shrink or expand according to what's stashed inside: Store-bought plastic drawer divider tracks that let you adjust the size of each section.