Put an end to those messy drawers with this do-it-yourself drawer organizer made from a cereal box, really. Awhile back we re-used tin cans to organize your drawers, and we also re-purposed cereal box liners. Today we're going to use the boxes themselves.
You'll need a cereal box, packing tape, pair of scissors or e-xacto knife, and one messy drawer. The box will be the organizer and the box face will become the divider.
Follow these simple steps to make your own cereal box organizer:
- Locate an opened or unopened cereal box you want to use.
- Using a pair of scissors or e-xacto knife carefully cut the front face off the box. Remove the bag of cereal if this was an unopened box.
- Reinforce the box by wrapping a strip of sturdy tape around the edge. This keeps all the flaps tight and adds support.
- Fold the face of the box like an accordion—the bend (or point) becomes the divider creating sections in the box. The more space you leave between folds the larger the section which means the space will be larger and able to hold larger items. The closer the folds are to one another the smaller the sections will be.
- As you make the folds tape the bent parts (or points) together to keep them standing upright. If you want a larger space then stop making folds, if you want more sections continue to make and tape folds.
Tip: If you use a value or family size box of cereal you'll be able to make two organizers. The oversize box will be too tall to fit inside a shallow drawer. But once you cut it down the middle you'll have two sides which means two organizers!
Place your new organizer in the drawer and fill it up. This style organizer works really well as a battery organizer. It also works well in the junk drawer, a craft drawer and even a makeup drawer.
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Until next time keep it simple and clutter-free!
Jamie Novak, The World’s Most Relatable Organizer, is author of "Stop Throwing Money Away: Turn Clutter to Cash, Trash to Treasure—And Save the Planet While You're at It." Please visit her website at JamieNovak.com.