DIY Drawer OrganizersMarch 3, 2016
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Organizing my house is definitely a favorite activity of mine. Yes, there’s work involved and sometimes it can get a little tiring. However, there’s something incredibly satisfying and exciting about taking a messy drawer and transforming it into a beautiful, tidy space. Today, I’m sharing how I organized my nightstand drawer using DIY organizers that I made out of cardboard boxes! Now, all my nightstand essentials, such as lip balm or Extra® Gum Spearmint, have a dedicated spot in my drawer!
DIY Drawer Organizers
I love Extra® Gum, so I was totally excited to find the new Extra® Gum 35-stick packages at Walmart! These larger packages, which feature durable recycled packaging, are so convenient and adorable. I love that with these new packages, I can always have more gum: more gum to enjoy myself and more gum to share with others! These larger packages also make it so easy to split between different places: between home & work, between kitchen & bedroom, between car & home, etc. I picked up two different varieties: Extra® Gum Spearmint and Extra® Gum Polar Ice®!
My husband and I always love to chew some Extra® Gum in the evenings. The great taste and low calorie content make Extra® Gum a definite hit in our house. I always keep some Extra® Gum in my nightstand, but my nightstand drawer was definitely in need of an organizational makeover. Here, take a look at the “Before” drawer!
Here’s what you’ll need to make these DIY Drawer Organizers!
various cardboard boxes
The first thing I did was empty out the contents of the drawer so I can assess my inventory.
To figure out the proper height of the little drawer organizers, I simply placed one of the boxes in the drawer and marked the top line with a marker.
I then cut out the box at the marked line. This is what I had at this point.
I then cut several different boxes and placed them in the drawer to figure out the layout of all the organizers.
I then used the scissors and double-sided tape to wrap a box with the scrapbook paper.
I wrapped the remaining boxes with various scrapbook papers of complementary colors/patterns, and placed them all in the drawer.
Now, I re-filled the drawer with all the contents, placing each item in a designated space. Everything has a place now! This puts a big smile on my face! 🙂
I love that my drawer is not only pretty to look at, but it’s also totally functional now!
I’m totally going to create this little DIY Drawer Organizers for other drawers in my home. This was a fun, quick and easy project!
And my Extra® Gum 35-stick package is so easily accessible, so I can hand one stick to my husband in the evening when he asks for one! Because he will ask for one or two sticks of gum!
With Extra® Gum 35 stick packages, you can “Give Extra, Get Extra” of the gum you love!
Be sure to look for the Extra® Gum 35-stick packages in the checkout lane at Walmart.
Now, learn more about the new Extra® Gum 35-stick packages and tell me: Do you find yourself sharing gum with people around you? Does your nightstand need a boost in the organization department? Have you ever used cardboard boxes to make little drawer organizers?
I love how you made your own drawer organizers. They are too cute and I really need to make some for myself. Thanks for the tutorial.
These are so genius! I have some oddly shaped drawers at home, kind of round like your nightstand, that I have always wondered how to organize, because standard drawer organizers just don’t fit. This is a fantastic solution, thank you!
I am a gum chewer and I love Extra, spearmint is my fav. Ok, wow, those drawer organizers are too genius! Such a smart idea!
I’ve been thinking of making something like this for my car. You’ve given me inspiration to get out there and do it.
This is really clever. I could use an organization system like that. Some of my drawers are a mess.
I seriously love these drawer organizers! My drawers beside my bed are a huge mess and this would be the perfect way to get some organization!
My drawers are such a mess this would be a great idea. I need to organize my kitchen drawers like this.
I need to organize my drawer and some stuff. This DIY project would surely be helpful. Thanks for sharing!
I love this idea. I need to make some dividers. I’ll have tö find some pretty liners for my boxers.
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This is really simple, very stylish and so necessary. We have a junk drawer in the kitchen that is in desperate need of a makeover. This is perfect.
Our drawers are embarrassingly cluttered. Thank you for this great idea. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend.
This is such a cute and simple way to organize all the “stuff”. I have a few junk drawers that could really use this creative solution.
My drawers are so cluttered so I really need to try your idea. We are going on a road trip soon and we also get a lot of extra gum for the car.
Love this idea! I have all the supplies on hand! What a great organization tool! Pinned!
What a creative idea!! I really need to try this with my own drawers.. Thanks for sharing!
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This is pretty crafty! I’m a sucker for organized drawers, lol! I’ve never thought to make my own drawer organizers though!
I just love this idea. I have a few drawers that need some organizing, and this looks so easy!
I need to organize my drawer and you have mentioned such a cute and simple way to organize! Love the idea!!
What a great idea! I love finding ways to organize too – especially on the cheap! #client