10 Organizers to Turn Junk Drawers into Drawers

10 Organizers to Turn Junk Drawers into Drawers

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Amanda Waas
Mar 17, 2017

Everyone has a junk drawer or three. You know what we speak of — that drawer filled with business cards, rubber bands, and chaos.

Just because you've got a drawer filled with random things doesn't mean it needs to be a disaster zone. Check out these in-drawer organizers that will help get your junk drawer in order, so you can actually find the super glue (or the camera charger, or the twine) when you need it the next time around.

  1. Double Tray, $17 at Poppin: Brighten up your junk drawer with this set, available in a rainbow of colors. Use the two pieces nestled together or separate them for even more storage.
  2. Expandable Bamboo Gadget Tray, $30 at Crate & Barrel: Crafted out of renewable bamboo, this tray expands and contracts to fit any drawer, allowing you to keep everything in order, from kitchen utensils to random odds and ends.
  3. DrawerStore, $20 at Joseph Joseph: Also expandable, this option is made specifically for cutlery, but it could also be used in a junk drawer. Bonus: The hard plastic material makes it easy to clean.
  4. Bamboo Adjustable Drawer Organizer, $17 at Houzz: This bamboo drawer organizer includes adjustable dividers, so you can make the multiple compartments as big or as small as you need.
  5. Deep & Shallow Metal Drawer Organizers, from $3 at The Container Store: Choose from a variety of colorful metal drawer organizers of varying depths to make your junk drawer work best for you. Each of the trays has a protective base to avoid slippage.
  6. Walnut Flatware Tray, $60 at Williams-Sonoma: Technically meant for flatware and knives, these compartments can corral anything. Thecork lining stifles that annoying clanging sound that usually happens when rifling through a drawer.
  7. Adjustable Drawer Organizer, $25 at OXO: This modular plastic drawer organizer allows you to have up to six compartments to store various items, and the no-slip feet will ensure that it doesn't move around in the drawer.
  8. Lincoln DrawerStore Organizer, $14 at Design Ideas: An alternative to full-on drawer organizers, this narrow copper basket will allow you to round up loose items while keeping the rest of the drawer open. It also comes in a variety of different sizes so you can configure a few Tetris-style.
  9. DrawerDecor Starter Kit, $30 at KMN Home: If you want complete control over how your stuff is organized, this system is for you. Simply trim the silicone mat to fit your drawer and then position the 16 bumpers to your liking.
  10. Bamboo Drawer Dividers, $20 for set of 2 at Bed, Bath & Beyond: If a whole in-drawer tray is too much, use these dividers to carve your drawer into three compartments without any fuss.
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