Organize your drawer without wasting space…that’s what adjustable drawer dividers are perfect for.
Cluttered drawers can be a source of frustration, I know. I was in the kitchen just the other night making a pasta dish. I realized how messy and unorganized our utensil drawer was.
Not that I can’t sift through and pick my “weapon of choice”, but it would be nice to have some compartments and a clutter-free drawer.
I ended up getting some adjustable drawer dividers to help fix the problem.
I purchased the Bambusi wood dividers and it actually did make a difference. For something so simple and easy to add, it’s a huge benefit to the overall enjoyment of both cooking and general organization in the kitchen.
Besides the adjustable part, the best aspect about adjustable drawer dividers is that you can use them in the kitchen drawers, dresser, vanity, office and anywhere you need to create compartments.
There’s lots of great solutions for drawer divider organization, but to start, here’s my top three…
The Best Adjustable Drawer Dividers
Are There Any Downsides To Drawer Dividers?
It will certainly depend on the divider itself, but the main drawback to using a drawer divider is the divider itself.
You’re giving up a little space to include the thickness of the divider to fit within the drawer. It’s usually only 5/8 inch, but if you have a smaller or more narrow drawer, space is at a premium.
Nonetheless, adjustable drawer dividers do serve the ultimate purpose of keeping things separated, organized and easy to find. It sounds obvious, but just make sure you are using the space appropriately and to find a style and size of drawer divider that gets the job done right.
How To Choose An Adjustable Drawer Divider
First things first. You’ll need to measure the inside of your drawer from side-to-side, front-to-back and top-to-bottom.
Whether it’s a divider or a bin with dividers inside, you’ll want to make sure you can properly fit it in the drawer.
The other tip…is to measure the actual items in your drawer. For example: if you have longer utensils (serving spoons, ladles, spatulas) you may want to create a section for those specific measurements.
- Adjustable Dividers: These are perhaps the best solution to making sections or compartments in larger drawers. You’ll want to keep the depth and length of your drawer in mind here too.
- Bins With Dividers: If you have a smaller drawer or a bunch of loose items you want to keep in compact sections, you may want to look into a bin with adjustable dividers.
- Material: The material is actually more important than people realize. Essentially this dictates the overall quality of the divider or bin. There are really two main materials…wood and plastic. The wood is more than likely an MDF (medium density fiberboard) with a laminate cover like bamboo. Both are fairly easy to keep clean and will last. It really just depends on your personal aesthetics.
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