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diy wednesdays: drawer divider

by Grace Bonney

we’re always looking for ways to better organize our lives. and after years of starting each day with a visit to one of the most disappointingly disorganized spots in our home we’ve finally decided to do something about it. as shop owners constantly awash in packing materials, the cardboard and giftwrap needed for this project were right under our noses. this diy is a good example that even if no one else in the world (other than a couple bazillion design*sponge readers) is ever going to see it, the simplest of craft projects can make a big impact on your daily routine.

have fun!
lauren & derek

**you can very easily add more sections to your drawer depending on your specific needs.
**for an even simpler solution you can place a shoebox in your drawer to keep smaller items in order.
**this technique works well for all kinds of drawers, like that crazy “catch-all” one in your kitchen.

CLICK HERE for the full instructions after the jump!

Drawer Divider

here’s what you’ll need:

-gift wrap
-measuring tape
-double-sided tape
-box cutter, metal straight edge, cutting mat, or scissors

1. measure the interior of your drawer (ours was 25” x 14”, and 5” deep).

2. cut a piece of giftwrap to that size, lay it in your drawer, and secure with a few pieces of double-sided tape.


3. based on the size of our drawer, we cut two cardboard pieces for the dividers: one measuring 25” x 5” and another measuring 14” x 5”. then we cut 2 1/2” notches in the center of each piece so they would slot together.


4. place the cardboard in the drawer and load up your stuff in a pleasantly organized fashion.


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