The 10 Best Drawer Organizers for Every Room in Your Home

Our picks will keep your kitchen, bathroom, and junk drawers neat and tidy.

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If you've ever opened up a drawer and couldn't find what you were looking for among the clutter, then a drawer organizer is an easy solution. By keeping your items separate and visible, these organizers ensure everything stays tidy in your kitchen, bathroom, and dresser drawers—and they help maximize storage space, too.

To come up with this list of the best drawer organizers, we thoroughly researched the category and narrowed down the options by considering factors like material, size, purpose, and price. We also spoke with Barbara Reich, founder of the professional organization company Life Organized, for expert advice on what to look for in a drawer organizer.

"Drawer organizers should be used whenever you have a drawer that would be more organized if the contents were separated and contained," says Reich, who adds that they're especially helpful for containing small items like underwear and things like flatware that may not stay separated on their own.

Even though there's no single "best" organizer on this list (they all have different purposes), we like Neaterize's Drawer Organizer Set for dressers because it comes with 12 canvas bins that keep your clothes organized. But if you need something for your kitchen drawers, we suggest the Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Compact Cutlery Organizer because it can hold up to 24 forks, spoons, and knives in a small amount of space.

These are the best drawer organizers to keep your home neat and tidy.

Our Top Picks

Best for Dressers: Neaterize Drawer Organizer Set of 12

NEATERIZE Drawer Organizer

Who it's for: People who always lose track of their clothes and want clear visibility.

Who it isn't for: People looking to organize bigger clothing items like pants or sweaters.

This set of canvas drawer organizers comes with 12 bins in a variety of sizes, making them ideal for storing small items like socks, underwear, and T-shirts in your dresser. They're lightweight, collapsible, and come in eight fun colors, so you can pick the one that best matches your style. Even though they're made of canvas, the bins are surprisingly sturdy. You can also use the versatile organizers in a closet or on shelves where you need a little organization. And since they fold up when not in use, these drawer organizers don't take up much storage space.

Dimensions: From 7.25 x 5.5 x 5 inches to 11 x 11 x 5 inches | Material: Canvas | Colors: Beige, black, dark gray, gray, navy, pink, red, and off white

Best for Silverware: Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Compact Cutlery Organizer

Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Compact Cutlery Organizer Kitchen Drawer Tray

Who it's for: People who want a sturdy, space-saving storage solution for cutlery.

Who it isn't for: People who have a lot of utensils or kitchen tools to organize.

You'll never have to worry about all your utensils crashing together with this uniquely designed silverware organizer. It has five angled compartments that can hold up to 24 pieces of cutlery. And since the compartments slightly stack on top of each other, the organizer might even be narrow enough to sit horizontally in your drawer. Not only will this organizer make it easier to find and grab your silverware, but it will also free up space in your drawer for bulkier kitchen tools. If you have a lot of silverware, you'd be better off with the brand's larger version, which holds double the amount (up to 48 forks, spoons, and knives).

Dimensions: 15.66 x 4.48 x 2.28 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Gray

Best for Kitchens: iDesign + The Spruce Plastic Silverware Insert Drawer Organizer

iDesign + The Spruce 15-in x 6-in Plastic Silverware Insert Drawer Organizer

Who it's for: People who want a versatile organizer for kitchen drawers.

Who it isn't for: People who need organizers with multiple compartments.

While the Joseph Joseph option above is great for storing silverware, this simple plastic bin will keep large items in your kitchen drawers organized. It's big enough to fit cooking utensils and tools (like pizza cutters and spatulas), which normally might need to be squeezed in between other organizers. The transparent design allows you to see the contents from all angles, while the non-skid feet ensure the bin stays in place while you open and close the drawer. The plastic organizer is super easy to clean, too; just wipe it with mild soap and water.

Dimensions: 6 x 15 x 2 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Clear

Best for Bathrooms: Clear Bathroom Stackable Drawer Organizers Starter Kit

Clear Bathroom Stackable Drawer Organizers Starter Kit

Who it's for: People who want an all-in-one set with multiple sizes of drawer organizers.

Who it isn't for: People want organizers that are all the same size.

Bathroom drawers are one of the hardest places to keep tidy, but this set of stackable organizers from The Container Store can help you make the most of your storage space. The simple four-piece set comes with trays of different sizes, so you can fill them up with toothbrushes, combs, makeup wipes, and more. These bathroom trays will help compartmentalize your drawers so that you can store similar items together, and they'll also prevent things from sliding around and getting lost. If you don't need the whole starter kit (or if you want to expand the set), you can also order each tray individually.

Dimensions: From 4.75 x 6.5 x 2.75 inches to 9.5 x 13 x 2.75 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Clear

Best for Desks: Seville Classics 5-Piece Bamboo Storage Box Set

Seville Classics Bamboo Eco-Conscious Organizer Box Set

Who it's for: People who want a mix-and-match set of organizers to tackle different storage needs.

Who it isn't for: People who prefer transparent organizers that blend in easily.

Got a messy desk? Not anymore. Keep your pens, sticky notes, paper clips, and more separated and organized with this bamboo desk organizer set. The boxes and dividers can be mixed and matched however you want, so you aren't stuck with a specific arrangement if your office supplies would be better sorted another way. You can even spread them out into separate sections, which is especially helpful if your desk has multiple small drawers. These well-made bamboo trays can also be used to organize filing cabinets and other drawers throughout your home (like in the kitchen or bathroom).

Dimensions: From 3 x 5 x 2.5 inches to 6 x 15 x 2.5 inches | Material: Bamboo | Color: Light brown

Best for Junk Drawers: Yamazaki Home Black Expandable Drawer Organizer

Yamazaki Home Expandable Cutlery Drawer Organizer

Who it's for: People who need to organize all the odds and ends in their drawers.

Who it isn't for: People who want an organizer with separate bins that can be reconfigured.

This drawer organizer from Yamazaki stands out because it's expandable. Whenever you need more room for additional items, you can adjust the multi-compartment organizer to the appropriate size. It's the perfect solution to your always-messy junk drawers. Plus, it has a sleek, minimalist design that'll look great with your home decor, whether it's placed in a kitchen or office. The expandable organizer also comes with a nested tray that sits right on top, which is designed to store the smallest items in your junk drawer that would otherwise get lost in the chaos.

Dimensions: 9.7 x 9.8 x 2.2 inches | Material: ABS resin | Colors: Black or white

Best for Spices: Lynk Professional Spice Rack Tray

Lynk Professional Spice Rack Tray

Who it's for: People who love cooking with spices but have limited pantry space.

Who it isn't for: People who have oversized or oddly-shaped spice bottles and jars.

With four tiers, this spice organizer can fit up to 24 standard jars while keeping each one completely visible and accessible. The steel tray is super durable because it has an epoxy finish that makes it resistant to warping, staining, cracking, and more. It's also pretty easy to clean, so it only requires a quick wipe down for most stains. There are three sizes (including an expandable version that adjusts from 14 to 26 inches wide) to ensure you get the best fit for your kitchen drawers. Outside of the kitchen, you can also use these organizers to store similarly-sized items like nail polishes or medication bottles.

Dimensions: From 13.25 x 16.25 x 1.5 inches to 16.5 x 10.25 x 1.5 inches | Material: Alloy steel | Color: Metallic silver

Best for Makeup: Stori Clear Plastic Vanity and Desk Drawer Organizers

STORi 6-Piece Stackable Clear Drawer Organizer Set

Who it's for: People who need a better system for organizing makeup and skincare products.

Who it isn't for: People who want to fit all their products in these, especially bigger bottles.

If you're tired of wasting precious time scouring your bathroom drawers for the exact product you need, then this makeup organizer set will make your life easier. The six-piece set includes stackable plastic organizers in several sizes that can fit various types of makeup, skincare products, and accessories. They're big enough to hold bottles, tubes, and makeup brushes, but they're still compact enough to easily fit into your vanity drawers. Depending on the size of your drawers, you'll probably be able to fit several organizers side by side (for a clear visual of your collection) or stacked on top of each other (to save space).

Dimensions: From 3 x 3 x 12 inches to 9 x 3 x 2 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Clear

Best for Underwear: SimpleHouseware 4-Piece Underwear Drawer Dividers

SimpleHouseware Closet Underwear Organizer Drawer Divider 4 Set

Who it's for: People who want a colorful storage solution for their delicates.

Who it isn't for: People who want to organize larger clothing items.

If you struggle with keeping your socks and underwear organized, then this set of four fabric drawer dividers is perfect for you. The small compartments of each organizer will keep everything separated and easy to see. That way, you'll never lose track of items that get buried in the back of your drawers. Each bin has anywhere from six to 24 compartments, depending on the size, but you can purchase multiple sets if you have several dresser drawers to organize. In addition to socks and underwear, you can also use these organizers to store bras and lingerie. Plus, you can choose from seven colors, including light pink and bright turquoise.

Dimensions: 17.8 x 4.61 x 3 inches | Material: Fabric | Color: Beige, black, brown, dark gray, gray, pink, and turquoise

Best for Jewelry: Squared Away 7-Compartment Stackable Jewelry Tray

Squared Away™ 7-Compartment Stackable Jewelry Tray in Coconut Milk

Who it's for: People who always find their jewelry knotted and tangled in their drawers.

Who it isn't for: People who want to see their jewelry displayed upright or hanging.

If you need a way to keep your necklaces, bracelets, and earrings organized, consider this seven-compartment tray specifically designed for jewelry. It's stackable and compact, so it's great for small dressers and nightstands. The tray's smaller compartments are ideal for tiny pieces like earrings and rings, but you can fit items like watches and chunky necklaces into the larger section. If you have a large jewelry collection, you can purchase multiple trays and stack them on top of each other. And thanks to its pretty white color and soft, velvet-like interior, the jewelry organizer will look just as good on top of your vanity as it would look tucked inside of a drawer.

Dimensions: 12 x 10.25 x 1.75 inches | Material: MDF (engineered wood), polyurethane leather, and microfiber | Color: White

Final Verdict

There's no one "best overall" drawer organizer on our list because they're all designed for different storage needs. Your best bet for organizing dresser drawers is Neaterize's set of 12 canvas bins that fit T-shirts, leggings, socks, and more. But if you're looking for a drawer organizer for the kitchen, we recommend the Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Compact Cutlery Organizer because it's space-saving and fits up to 24 pieces of silverware.

How to Shop for Drawer Organizers Like a Pro


Drawer organizers come in multiple materials, with plastic, metal, and wood (especially bamboo) as the most common options. Canvas and linen are popular, too, especially for dresser drawers since they're soft and won't cause any harm to your delicate clothing items. When shopping for a drawer organizer, make sure you think about the space it will go in (like the kitchen or a bedroom) so you can decide what material to choose.

Drawer Space

Always make sure to carefully measure your drawer space before choosing an organizer. Not all drawers are the same size, and you don't want to buy an organizer that's too big or small for your space. If you're considering a set that comes with multiple organizers in various sizes, it's especially important to make sure they'll all fit in the configuration that you want. (But sets also give you more flexibility in case one size option doesn't work out—you can always move it to a different drawer.) You could also consider buying stackable organizers, which take up more room height-wise but still help maximize space.

Items to Organize

The kind of organizer you buy should be largely dependent on the kind of items you're looking to store in it. If you're planning to separate clothing items, for instance, you'll likely want a drawer organizer that has many different compartments and is made of a soft material, rather than one that's small and rigid because it's meant to hold silverware or toiletries. If your storage needs involve office supplies, then focus on organizers that have multiple small components and come in a color or material that matches your desk decor.

Questions You Might Ask

How do you keep drawer organizers from sliding around?

According to Reich, the best way to stop drawer organizers from sliding around is by using Museum Wax—aka the clear adhesive museums use to secure items and prevent damage—on the bottom of each organizer.

How do you measure drawer space before buying drawer organizers?

To ensure that your organizers fit properly, measure the length, width, and height, says Reich. Just keep in mind that you might not be able to find organizers that are the exact size and shape you want—but you can still take advantage of any extra space by using it to store items that don't fit into the organizer itself.

How often should you clean your drawer organizers?

That depends on what they're being used to store, according to Reich. But "if you see they're getting dirty, by all means, clean them using a damp cloth and a dab of Dawn dishwashing liquid," she advises.

Take Our Word for It

This article was written by Rachel Simon, a writer for Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, The New York Times, and many other publications. She frequently covers home products and did significant research on drawer organizers to create this list, including speaking with Barbara Reich, founder of the professional organization company Life Organized.

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