This post will teach you how to build a DIY junk drawer organizer for under $5! And it’s totally customizable for your drawer and needs. This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about that here.
DIY Junk Drawer Organizer
Hey guys! I’m excited to be joining a big group of awesome bloggers for a year of DIY challenges! It starts today, and February’s theme is “build to organize.” So basically you just build something to help organize something.
My DIY spice drawer organizer went over really well, so I decided to replicate the concept for the “junk drawer” in the kitchen. I hate the term junk drawer because it’s not junk, it’s just a drawer of things that really have no other home. The drawer of misfit things. It would also be a good excuse to clean it out. I mean who really LIKES it when you open a drawer and stuff goes rolling every which day and you have to dig to find what you want? Weirdos, I guess.
The very generous folks as Beacon Adhesives also sent me a goodie box of different glues to try out (full disclosure, for free), so I thought this would be a great project for that. The glues they sent me were for a variety of different things from fabric to wood and pretty much everything in between, so I know I’ll put them all to good use in the coming months.
Beacon has been big into the hobby and crafting glue market for a while (that’s what the Gem-Tac glue is below), but the rest of the glues are from their new hardware glues line. Really excited to try them out. You can browse all of their glues on the Beacon Adhesives Amazon Store page, and they kindly sent over a little cheat sheet you can use to select the glue that’s best for your project.
So here’s what I used:
And here’s how I built a simple DIY junk drawer organizer.
Step 1: First I grabbed some wood, the same as I used for the spice drawer organizer: 3/8″ by 2″ pine board. The mount you’ll need will depend on the size of your drawer and how many compartments you want to make. I bought two 3′ pieces and called it a day.
Step 2: Next I cut the two side pieces. I measured the inside of the drawer from front to back and deducted about 1/8″ of an inch so I had a bit of wiggle room to get the organizer in.
Step 3: Then I cut a few divider pieces. Two to run horizontally and one to run vertically. I wanted some smaller compartments for this organizer, where as I just wanted lengthwise pieces for the spice drawer.
And I added another lengthwise piece to add two smaller compartments! Clamps made this process very easy.
Step 4: For the last step, I just slid it in place. It should be snug, but it shouldn’t be really difficult to get it in. That’s why I think it’s really helpful to test the pieces out as you are cutting them. Even a 16th of an inch can make a huge difference.
Check out all of the other build to organize projects here!
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