Thursday, November 8, 2012

Recycled Drawer Organizers

The past few weeks the questions were starting to come, "What are you doing with all of those boxes?"  I would glance at the growing mountain of boxes on top of my refrigerator and say, "Oh those are for some projects."  And this week, projects we did.  My kitchen drawers were the first to undergo a transformation.

Recycled Drawer Organizer

I love these drawer organizers because not only were they free and recycled, but they are custom to my drawers and my supplies.  I don't have to worry about fitting my things into pre-shaped organizers. 


  • Empty food boxes
  • Scissors
  • Tape

  1. Lay out all of your box choices.
  2. Empty your drawer and keep all of the things that you want to put back into the drawer in one spot.  Anything that you don't want to put back in, remove from the area. 
  3. Hold the largest item up to the box and find a box size that fits the item.  You can be creative and use the boxes in different directions.  For example, a larger item might require you to lay the box down on its side and cut the other large side section off.  If you do this, use tape to close the open end of the box.
  4. Place the box in the drawer, and cut a small slit in the corner at a height that fits inside of the drawer.  
  5. Take each item, largest to smallest, and find a box and space in the drawer that fits it.  It is like a puzzle, and it might even require you to switch things between drawers a bit.  Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each item.
  6. Fill the empty spaces with boxes as well.  These have come in handy for us to hold jewelry that needs restrung, change, and barrettes
  7. If desired, label the bottom of your boxes to remind you where each item goes.
Recycled Drawer Organizers

Recycled Drawer Organizers

Recycled Drawer Organizers

Recycled Drawer Organizers

Recycled Drawer Organizers

Click here to find out what I did with the rest of those boxes.

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  2. I bet that feels really good to get done!

  3. I think I may just do this with my kitchen drawer it's a right mess!
    Thank you.

  4. Great idea! Thank you for sharing at Happy Family Times!