DIY Drawer Organizer for the Kitchen

I’ve been wanting to make some kind of DIY drawer organizer for this drawer for quite awhile. I keep seeing all of these clever ideas for drawer organizers, usually really expensive, custom drawer organizers of course, and I always think to myself “We could totally make that!” When the GE Sealants team asked us if we wanted to tackle another easy DIY project using their Iron Grip* Adhesive, I finally had my excuse to tackle this project!
diy drawer organizer for the kitchen

Our plan was to decide which styles and which sizes of plastic food container we use most, stock up on those, and then design the organizers perfectly for them. I think that part of the challenge with keeping these types of drawers tidy is that we all just buy so many different shapes and sizes of containers from all over the place and then it’s hard to find a space for every single different type.
diy drawer organizer for the kitchen

Then it was time to start building! We used basic MDF because of its straightness and because it’s just so easy to work with when you’re trying to fit together a whole jigsaw puzzle of pieces like in this project.[Hey! Have you seen what our kitchen looks like now, compared to what it used to look like?! Check out the before and after photos, here!]
diy drawer organizer for the kitchen

We used this great GE Iron Grip* Adhesive to hold everything together. This is so nice for little projects like this because it’s such a strong adhesive and can bond all kinds of materials, porous or non-porous, without issue.
diy drawer organizer for the kitchen

So here’s the finished drawer, all beautifully organized and ready to make my everyday life easier! I especially love the little sliding insert that holds all the lids for the smallest containers! The tray even slides up! Don't forget to check out the details on the blog by clicking the link below, so you can make your very own![Psst! Looking for more great kitchen storage and organisation ideas?! Check out Clever Kitchen Organizing Supplies that Will Whip Your Space into Shape in No Time!]
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  • Jan2487103
    on Aug 11, 2018

    What is the metal trim on the top edge of the dividers?

  • Jacx
    on Dec 23, 2018

    I've been looking for a great adhesive to glue a plastic lid holder to the side of our fridge at work. The stick on Velcro just ISN'T working. The fridge is stainless and the container is plastic. Do you think this might work. It doesn't matter if it's permanent. Thanks, love this project.

    • Jacx
      on Dec 31, 2018

      The fridge at work is all stainless due to it being a restaurant. Just having issues. Space being the most difficult to overcome!

  • Mona
    on Dec 26, 2018

    Can I cut MDF with a hand saw? or do i need something more heavy duty? Your drawers look great, btw!

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  • Teresa
    on Apr 13, 2018

    This is awesome! I wish I had a drawer that wide for my tupperware, but it could be adjusted for any size drawer. You really hit the nail on the head by saying we all buy different brands of containers. If we stuck with one, it would make more sense . Thank you for sharing!

  • Love! Wish I had kitchen drawers like this. ❤

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