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hollasboy
Kitchen drawer dividers
hollasboy

Just moved back into the kitchen after the remodel, and am going through the process of deciding what will go where. Am finding that this is the perfect opportunity to add a little organization to the madness. A few of the new cabinet drawers are quite large, which makes them kind of messy as the different objects jostle around in there. The worst drawer has all manner of utensils in it - spoons, spatulas, tongs, etc.

I looked around at some stores for drawer dividers to make compartments for sorting things, and was appalled at the high price for all the options. Aside from a standard silverware tray, there are not many good options out there.

I instead bought some craft lumber and plan to make my own drawer dividers. However, I am looking for advice from anyone who has done this before - what is a good plan for dividing? How many compartments should I make, and is there a useful way to sort this stuff?

Also, one of my main objectives is to avoid creating the typical kitchen junk drawer (before it's too late).

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Kitchen drawer dividers
HoustonRemodeler

Dry fit your stuff in the drawer.

Take a picture and some measurements.

Make the proposed stuff holder.

See how it works for you

A. Spruce
Re: Kitchen drawer dividers
A. Spruce

Your highest use items should be contained within one or two drawers. Lay them out within the space of one of the drawers and see what layout works best, then design your dividing system accordingly. My main drawer houses two stacks of measuring cups, two sets of measuring spoons, spring tea balls, and bulk tea balls. The handles of the measuring cups overlap, so I created a space roughly 6" wide and 3"deep. The measuring spoons take up two pockets that are about 2" wide and 6" deep. Behind the measuring cups the spring tea balls rest in a space about 6" wide and 3" deep. The remainder of the drawer houses the larger tea balls and a few odds and ends.

Using the method I mentioned, I laid the items out on the counter and arranged them in the most efficient manner to come up with the spaces described.

hollasboy
Re: Kitchen drawer dividers
hollasboy

Good tips - thanks!

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