What can I do for drawer dividers for my kitchen drawers?

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  • Colleen Thompson Colleen Thompson on Jan 27, 2017
    If you are just looking for spacers to separate, possibly a handful of rulers, or paint stirrers? If you mean a silverware organizer, they are 99 cents only at 99 cent stores.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 27, 2017
    www.hometalk.com/categories/organizing/kitchen/drawers

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 29, 2017
    Cut up peices of cardboard into the shapes that you need based on the sizes of your flatware and kitchen accessories. Dress it up with washi tape or paint and hot glue or E6000 it together and voila! Personalized storage. Good luck!

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Jan 30, 2017
    We used rather thin and narrow wood strips for drawer dividers in all our kitchen drawers that hold utensils. Thin so they don't take up valuable real estate and narrow so you're easily able to reach into the compartments you form. Seems like we glued them in place. You'll need to vacuum the compartments occasionally but they don't slide around like the plastic trays and you can personalize them. I've done this since buying my first home and I find it hard to function without this as a feature.

  • Elena Elena on Feb 01, 2017
    I like the plastic utensil trays, as I can occasionally empty out their contents temporarily on a serving tray or clean kitchen towel, run the utensil trays through a dishwasher cycle, and put them back, clean as a whistle (after wiping out any dust or debris that might have fallen outside the utensil trays during use). I OFTEN find GOOD quality brands at thrift stores (such as OXO, Rubbermaid, or similar, with rubber coatings across the bottom of each compartment, to cushion contents.
    However, I also found some fantastic bamboo dividers at our local HW store--Home Depot--which are adjustable and spring-loaded (a slimmer piece tucks into the larger one....sort of like a tension rod...and the spring presses it into place). My cabinets are Maple, and so the bamboo dividers look like they are part of the drawer, yet I can easily take them out for cleaning as needed. They work well to divide the drawers front to back, into 2 long compartments (where I store my larger cooking utensils, such as spatulas, pancake turner, spaghetti pronged server, large slotted and solid serving spoons...). Two dividers come in a package, so you can divide up a very wide standard drawer into three slim compartments, OR you can use one divider each in two narrower drawers, and end up with four compartments (two per drawer).

  • Karen Reilly Karen Reilly on Feb 07, 2017
    I use the boxes from plastic bags and Kleenex boxes you can modify as needed.

    • Kay Lilland Kay Lilland on Feb 09, 2017
      Yes! Also trim cereal boxes, any boxes, cookies come in plastic trays etc.