{KITCHEN: CUSTOMIZED DRAWER DIVIDER}

Friday, December 6, 2013

I was in search of a drawer organizing system to fit my non-standard sized drawers when I found these customizable acrylic dividers at The Container Store (of course!). I was a little skeptical, but wanted to give it a try anyway because the pre-made drawer dividers just didn't fit right in the drawer.

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Neat Little Nest: #Kitchen Drawer #Organized with Customized Ddividers

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I lined my drawers with a clear ribbed liner I also purchased from The Container Store. I chose a plain color, but you could also choose a colored or patterned liner that adds a pop of color for a fun accent.

 

The dividers were really easy to customize. I followed three simple steps:

  1. Score the acrylic pieces at the desired length and break off

  2. Remove adhesive backing from insert holders and stick in place

  3. Place acrylic pieces into the insert holder

Neat Little Nest: #Kitchen Drawer #Organized with Customized Ddividers

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I really liked the way it looked when I was finished, but I was still skeptical that it would stay in place. I did learn that some of the dividers didn't work as good as they should and needed to update the orignial design to the one you see in the picture a few months after my original instalation due to some challenges.

 

Even with the challenges I encountered, I would still recommend using this system as it keeps everything so neatly in its place when it's working well. Below are some of the Neat Little tips I have to offer so you only should need to design it once:

 

  • Don't over stuff - Make sure you don't over fill each section as they adhesive backing isn't strong enough to have heavy items move around when you open and shut the drawer. Trust me, I learned this the hard way.

 

  • Apply pressure to adhesive holders - When you press the adhesive holders into place, make sure you press firmly for about 30 seconds so it sticks firm

 

That's it for this week! I hope this inspires you to think differently about how to organize your kitchen drawers. I will continue to share kitchen organization ideas with you throught the month!

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I would love to hear from you! What did you think of today's post?

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{WHERE TO FIND}

Customizable Acrylic Drawer Dividers - The Container Store

 

Blade - Hardware Store

 

Drawer Liner - The Container Store

these files.

 

Drawer Liners - The Container Store

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