I’m sharing all of my go-to products and supplies for organizing drawers. From my favorite drawer organizers to pretty drawer liners and the clear gel you didn’t know you needed. Check out this list for my personal recommendations!
I’m often asked where to start with organizing, and I always say “start with one drawer!”. Drawers are simple and quick to organize, plus you can make them look really pretty with little effort. Today I’m sharing all of my go-to products and supplies for drawer organization.
I’ve tried a lot of different types of drawer organizers and liners, and over time I’ve found some favorite products that I reach for again and again. No matter what drawer I’m organizing around the house, these are my tried and true drawer organizing products. So if you have a drawer (or two or three) that needs some organizing TLC, pick up some of the items on this list for beautiful, functional drawers.
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These are my absolute favorite drawer organizers. They come in a range of sizes so you can configure the drawer layout that best fits your needs. I keep a stash of these around because I'm constantly reaching for them with my organizing products.
You can also buy larger organizers with multiple compartments all connected, but I really like the versatility of these all being individual bins. They're modular and can be arranged a billion ways, plus it keeps things flexible if I need to switch things up or if we move and need our organizers to adapt to different drawer sizes.
These bins are 2" tall and fit all of my builder-grade cabinets. If you have deeper drawers, iDesign also sells these organizers in a 3" high size as well.
If you're looking for something more budget-friendly, the dollar store is your friend. Dollar Tree in particular always has a good selection of drawer organizers. Sometimes I see clear drawer organizers there, but the most common are either white or black.
These adjustable drawer dividers come in really handy in dressers when you need to keep rows of clothing nice and neat. I also used one of these dividers in a deep kitchen drawer that holds all of our kids' dishes--the divider keeps all the water bottles in one neat row so they don't roll all over.
Musem Gel is the best friend you never knew you needed! Discovering this stuff has been a game-changer for organizing drawers like a professional organizer. Add a small ball of this thick gel to the bottom corners of your drawer organizers and then press them into the drawer. No more organizers shifting around when drawers are opened and closed, this gel grips the drawer bottom and holds everything in its place. One jar of this gel will probably last me my entire house of drawers, so a little goes a long way!
Tape may seem random on this list, but it's a necessity in many of my drawer organizing projects. I often use inexpensive wrapping paper as drawer liners, and a small piece of tape under each corner of the paper will hold it in place so it doesn't shift around at all.
And if you're using a rotary cutter, also pick up a self-healing mat at the craft store. I have this larger size that's big enough for most of my drawers so I can simply lay down the paper and use the mat's rulers to make my cuts quickly and easily. The rotary cutter will glide right along your mat with no risk of damaging your counter, floor, or table.
For drawers or cabinet bottoms that may see a bit of moisture or water drops from time to time, I like to stick with an adhesive shelf liner that will protect my drawer bottom. However, there are much fewer design options of shelf liner than there are of wrapping paper.
So one hack you can do is to line your drawer with regular old paper (cut it a bit small so you leave about 1/4" of drawer exposed on all sides). Then cut a sheet of this clear paper and layer it on top. It will protect your pretty paper and stick it down around the edges.
I can usually find this gray adhesive shelf liner pattern in stock at my local Dollar Tree and it's awesome! It adds pretty pattern under your clear drawer dividers and is so budget-friendly. Dollar Tree usually has a few different patterns of shelf liner available.
Another option for lining drawers is removable wallpaper! It has a glossy surface so is great for kitchens. This is what you'll find in every one of my kitchen drawers, and it's such a pretty pattern to see showing through the clear drawer organizers.
Another budget-friendly way to add a pop of color to your drawers is with inexpensive wrapping paper. Dollar Tree carries a lot of solid colors as well as some fun patterns. This is a simple way to take your drawers up a notch and add some color under your clear drawer organizers.
This is a personal favorite pattern of shelf liner that I've used in several projects. It's inexpensive and such a pretty color, perfect for drawers and under-sink cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms where you want a little pattern but also need protection from possible moisture and spills.
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