How To Organize Your Drawer

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Drawer organization! Well, that sounds terrifying. At least one drawer in our home always remains cluttered and unorganized. Actually a lot more than just one.  

Cluttered drawers have become the norm and actually, we are not that bothered by them. We just keep on tossing anything and everything into the drawer, mindless of the clutter we’re creating. 

But a time comes when you have no choice but to get out of this zone and pay some attention to your useful drawers. What if you need to take something important from the drawer but are met with a pile of clutter?

So can anything be done about that?


All you need are some simple drawer organization tips and hacks.

Some Common Drawer Organization Tips

Clear It Up

The first and foremost step to organizing any piece of furniture is to bring it down to its original state. That means clearing up all the mess from the drawer. Empty it.

If you start cleaning and organizing it with all the contents in it, then you will only end up making it difficult and a lot more time-consuming for you. You won’t find a perfect place for your stuff because something will already be present there. 

Clean It

There might be a lot of dust and waste particles inside the drawer. Make sure you clean it with a vacuum cleaner and cloth.

Throw away Clutter

Take a look at the things which were occupying your drawer space, and throw away things you don’t require. Do you think letting unnecessary things accumulate in your drawer will ever help in keeping your drawer organized?

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Don’t keep a particular thing back in the hope of using it someday in the future. That day will never come. Check out 60 things that you must throw away for an organized home.

There maybe be things which can be kept at some better place elsewhere in the house.

Categorize Stuff

If you have all the things of the world kept in a single drawer, categorize them. Make sections in the drawer as per the categories to make it look organized. Also, it will make it easy and quick for you to find and pick up that one thing you require.

Make partitions using plastic bins or some fabric-covered boxes or this drawer organizer set that works the best. This drawer organizer can help you separate t-shirts, pajamas, and anything that you keep in drawers.

If you have more drawers available, you can categorize them as well; keeping only a particular type of stuff in each drawer. That is even better. For example, you can assign one drawer for stationery, another one for hardware and so on.   

Storage for Small Items

Use egg trays, ice trays, and other trays to store small items.

You can use it to keep different varieties of a single product. You can keep screws of different sizes in an egg tray to keep them organized. Using muffin tins for storage purposes is not a bad idea either. They are amazing for holding coins.

Make it Look Better

You have cleaned the drawer, thrown away the unnecessary stuff, and categorized the stuff. Too much organization? Now it’s some decor time. To make your drawer more attractive, you can use drawer liners on the bottom of the drawers to make them more appealing.


Put all necessary things back and arrange them as per your accessibility.

As I said, the arrangement depends on the drawers that you have. If you have multiple drawers free to use, you can use each drawer for keeping a particular type of goods if you want. If you are falling short of drawers, don’t worry. Keep all the stuff in that single drawer after categorizing and dividing them, i.e. give the junk drawer a makeover.   

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Repeat the process as and when required. Even if you have successfully organized your drawers, you are required to repeat them with time even if you put everything back in its place.

You need to do this to prevent dust accumulation. Also, some items might grow useless so you have to do a routine check to throw them out.

Some Organized Drawers

Cloth Drawer

Kitchen Drawer

Paper Drawer

Desk Drawer

Dresser/Closet Drawer

Do you know effective drawer organization hacks? Let us know in the comments below.


Written by Pulkit D

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