The 10 Best Drawer Organizers for Every Room in Your Home
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
- Best for Silverware: Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Compact Cutlery Organizer
- Best for Kitchens: iDesign + The Spruce Plastic Silverware Insert Drawer Organizer
- Best for Bathrooms: Clear Bathroom Stackable Drawer Organizers Starter Kit
- Best for Desks: Seville Classics 5-Piece Bamboo Storage Box Set
- Best for Junk Drawers: Yamazaki Black Expandable Drawer Organizer
- Best for Spices: Lynk Professional Spice Rack Tray
- Best for Makeup: Stori Clear Plastic Vanity and Desk Drawer Organizers
- Best for Underwear: SimpleHouseware 4-Piece Underwear Drawer Dividers
- Best for Jewelry: Squared Away 7-Compartment Stackable Jewelry Tray
Best for Dressers: Neaterize Drawer Organizer Set of 12
Best for Silverware: Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Compact Cutlery Organizer
Best for Kitchens: iDesign + The Spruce Plastic Silverware Insert Drawer Organizer
Best for Bathrooms: Clear Bathroom Stackable Drawer Organizers Starter Kit
Best for Desks: Seville Classics 5-Piece Bamboo Storage Box Set
Best for Junk Drawers: Yamazaki Home Black Expandable Drawer Organizer
Best for Spices: Lynk Professional Spice Rack Tray
Best for Makeup: Stori Clear Plastic Vanity and Desk Drawer Organizers
Best for Underwear: SimpleHouseware 4-Piece Underwear Drawer Dividers
Best for Jewelry: Squared Away 7-Compartment Stackable Jewelry Tray
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.
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.