July 23, 2021  

DIY Drawer Dividers – Easy & Cheap!

Make a do-it-yourself drawer divider with supplies you already have at home! these DIY drawer dividers are super easy and cheap.

neatly folded and organized toddler clothing in dresser drawer

Making your own drawer dividers doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive! These do-it-yourself dividers will make your drawers look tidy and be a lot more functional. Plus you won’t have to throw out those old diaper boxes!

These DIY drawer dividers are perfect for organizing baby and kids’ clothes that are small and tend to be hard to keep folded nicely in large dresser drawers. You’ll be shocked at how simple these are to make!

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Supplies needed

  • Cardboard (old diaper boxes are perfect!)
  • Scissors or Rotary Cutter
  • Wrapping paper & tape

steps to Make diy drawer dividers

step 1: DEclutter

Before we organize our drawers, it’s important to declutter the clothes you don’t need. Having trouble deciding? Here are 9 questions to ask yourself when getting rid of clothes. Don’t forget to have your outgrown clothes basket nearby if you’re working on the kid’s drawers.

Related: Declutter Your Closet: 9 Questions To Ask Yourself When Getting Rid Of Clothes
Related: Organization Hack: Storing Outgrown Kids’ Clothes

Messy, unorganized baby clothes in a dresser drawer

step 2: measure & cut

Measure the drawer and cut cardboard to the exact depth of the drawer. It’s key that the cardboard fits snug in the drawer since we won’t be using tape to keep the drawer divider in place.

step 3: wrap and line

Wrap the cardboard dividers like presents with pretty wrapping paper or contact paper. I always grab rolls of solid colored wrapping paper at Dollar Tree to use on projects like this.

Bonus tip: adding drawer liners is guaranteed to make you smile every time you open the drawers.

step 4: Install

Insert the wrapped cardboard into the drawer and you are done! If you cut your cardboard to the exact depth of the drawer, you’ll be able to slide it in and it will stay in place wedged inside the drawer. No tape or anything needed!

organized baby clothes in white dresser

Comment below if you have a drawer or two that could use these DIY drawer dividers! Just think of the options…your toddler’s t-shirts? The sock drawer? Keeping shoes separated? Stacking diapers better? There are so many possibilities for these drawer dividers!

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Have a fantastic day!

FREE Kids' Clothing Labels

Time to get organized! This printable label set includes: preemie-24 month, 2T-5T, 4-18, XS-XXL, and a few blank labels as well!

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Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a mom juggling two young kids and being a working mom with a corporate job. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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