Advice From a Professional 'Drawer-ganizer'—Plus the 11 Best Organizers for Every Drawer in Your House
Contain the chaos with the best drawer organizers for every situation.
Unless you’re a Marie Kondo disciple, chances are the drawers in your home might be a little, well, chaotic. These “out of sight” spaces tend to turn into disorganized catchalls, making you want to pull your hair out every time you open them.
“Organizing your drawer space is so important for a few reasons,” says Ria Safford, a professional organizer dubbed one of SoCal's go-to drawer-ganizers. "First, it helps streamline your daily routine. Second, you can clearly see your inventory and won't be inclined to buy items you forgot you owned. Third, when spaces look beautiful, it makes you feel good. Nobody else might be seeing the contents of your drawer, but you do and you owe it to yourself to take care of your space to reduce any added stress, time, or frustration.”
Feeling inspired to get your drawers in order? From kitchen organizers to desk organizers, here are the best drawer organizers for every room in your house.
A mess of clattering silverware doesn’t have to be the norm in your kitchen. This chic bamboo option can be expanded or contracted to fit into most kitchen drawers. It also features two extra dividers so you can create customizable compartments.
To buy: $29; crateandbarrel.com.
Sometimes opening the doors and peering into the space underneath your kitchen sink is akin to watching a horror movie unfold. Ditch the haphazard madness by installing a proper organizational system that’ll keep things tidy. This tray is designed to fit under any sink, accommodating for the sink base. It isn’t cheap, but it will keep you sane.
To buy: $207; kraftmaid.com.
Keep your pencils separated from your scissors and Post-it Notes with a customizable desk organizer. Add as many of the modular units as you need to contain the clutter and fit your space. Bonus: it’s a great way to add color to your desktop.
To buy: $2 to $5 each; containerstore.com.
Even if you don’t live in a small space, making use of every inch of your home often proves crucial. The empty space under your bed is a great place to store extra bedding, clothing, or shoes that you don’t need to access every day. Something lightweight with handles, like this inexpensive fabric organizer, is the way to go.
To buy: $14; target.com.
Everyone’s got a junk drawer, but it doesn’t have to look junky. There are plenty of junk drawer organizers to choose from, but this small adjustable option provides lots of flexibility because, as we all know, no two junk drawers are the same.
To buy: $31; bedbathandbeyond.com.
Whether you’ve got a designated pantry or delegate kitchen cabinets for food storage, keeping it all organized is a must. We found tons of great organizers on Amazon, but this can rack is a true miracle worker. It fits 36 cans and easily fits in large drawers, cabinets, or on shelves, making it easy to find what you’re looking for at a glance.
To buy: $25; amazon.com.
Nobody wants to spend hours untangling a knotted ball of necklaces or searching for a matching earring. Keep all your jewelry tidy and easy to find with a designated jewelry drawer organizer, like this stackable, multi-compartment option.
To buy: $20; bedbathandbeyond.com.
Organizing your underwear, socks, and other intimates can make for prettier, easier-to-access dresser drawers. This four-set option has sections for bras, underwear, scarves, ties, and socks. It’s shallow, which means it’ll fit easily into most drawers and allows you to see everything you own. It can also be used for tank tops, sports bras, hosiery, or whatever smaller clothing items or accessories you own.
To buy: $15; amazon.com.
While you’re cleaning up your dresser, you might as well go the extra mile and invest in some divider inserts that’ll help keep the rest of your clothing more organized. This adjustable option comes in sets of two to use in any type of drawer.
To buy: 2 for $13; amazon.com.
Ikea is a hero destination if you’re in the market for affordable organizers. The cult-favorite Godmorgan was designed specifically for the bathroom and helps banish makeup and skincare product clutter in one fell swoop via numerous compartments.
To buy: $20; ikea.com.
Garages, workshops, and tool sheds get messy fast, thanks to an abundance of tools and small parts. By providing everything with its own designated space, you can cut down on clutter and the search for a specific item. A shallow organizer, like this one, can be stored easily in a drawer. The compartments are customizable and the lid helps prevent accidents.
To buy: $6; lowes.com.