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23 Ways To Transform Every Junk Drawer In Your Home

Soon you'll be able to easily find a needle in your sewing room junk drawer!

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1. Bring an obscene amount of order to the messy wasteland where (somehow) food-storage containers end up with a lid organizer that'll blend in with your actual drawer.

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Holds up to 38 lids (26 small and 12 large), made of BPA-free plastic, hand-wash only, measures 11"x7.75"x3.75".

Promising review: "We have tons of Tupperware and the lids flying all over used to drive me bananas. This is one of those simple products that makes a big difference. It has three compartments to hold three different sized lids. We must have at least 25 lids in there and they all fit great. Kind of life changing!" —Jack

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors).

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2. Corral tiny metal things thanks to a magnetic wood strip that comes in a range of wood types and lengths so it can fly under the radar.

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Has a continuous magnet and is made of all natural–food safe wood. Includes mounting hardware and wood plugs to cover the hardware.

Promising review: "Bought two and my drawers are free. Love them and they look great." —Susan

Get it from Amazon for $34.95+ (8 lengths and 10 wood types).

4. Pick up your organized drawer with you when you move over and over again with this adjustable, food-safe system that comes with a range of various notches to fit allll the things.

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Made of dishwasher-safe silicone. Includes a non-slip basemat and 15 reposition-able Divitz in three sizes.

Promising review: "I have a really small drawer for mine and my son's utensils. Couldn't find anything that would fit the drawer. Baskets were too narrow, too big, not long enough...and a basket for forks, knives, spoons was too much. THIS PRODUC FIT PERFECTLY. I cut it to the size I needed and when I open the drawer, NOTHING MOVES." —Katia Uriarte

Read our full review here.

Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (two colors) or The Grommet for $34.99 (five colors).

5. Or cut a beaded shelf liner to size for a low-key transformation that'll make miscellaneous objects roll around a little less. Hey, everything helps!

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Promising review: "Grips perfectly, using this for my glasses and so far no issues." —Stephanie

Get an 18"x12' roll from Amazon for $11.76 (three colors).

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7. Float essentials you need first and foremost with a clear expandable tray that'll still let you see stuff in the drawer and close it as usual.

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Measures 12-3/4"x8-1/4x1-3/8 and expands for drawers from 11-3/4" up to 18-3/4".

Promising review: "I purchased one for work. It is ideal and helps me keep everything in order in my desk. When we set up an office for me in one of our guest rooms, my 'desk' was little more than a small, basic table. My hanging files were to be stored in a storage ottoman at the end of the bed. I bought another one of these and put it over my hanging files. It's perfect! I was afraid that the part that hooks onto the frame of the drawer wouldn't fit because the ottoman is padded and upholstered. Nope! It fit perfectly. I couldn't be happier. I may get another one for my nightstand drawer. Update: I now own three of these things. (I got a new desk at work and have another drawer.) I'd buy more, but I'm out of drawers." —Sarahbeth D.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

8. Transform some sheets of felt into a honeycomb organizer so your underthings can stop fighting about who gets top billing in your underwear drawer.

View this video on YouTube

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Watch the full tutorial on Nifty here.

Get a 42-pack of 8"x12" felt sheets from Amazon for $16.99.

9. Or buy a plastic honeycomb organizer that'll sturdily divvy up areas of a drawer for your lucky pair of undies or a matching pair of gloves. (Let's face it, your underwear drawer is a ~junk~ drawer.)

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Each measures 14"x13"x3".

Promising review: "This thing is absolutely perfect for organizing. It was a GIANT mess in my husband's drawer, literally it was almost impossible to find matching socks in there because they were all mixed up with underwear. Just look at the pictures and see how nice it looks now. My husband was impressed!" —Julia R.

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $17.90.

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13. Keep noisy essentials in their rightful places thanks to a peg kit because sometimes junk drawers are HUGE and need A LOT of help.

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Wood construction with a clear finish. The smallest size includes one drawer insert and nine pegs. Can be trimmed to an exact size with a table saw.

Promising review: "I have a very large and deep kitchen drawer. This allows me to put a full 8 setting china set in the drawer. It is happens to match the maple interiors of my cabinets and that is a visual plus. We had to cut it down to fit but that was fairly easy. I bought two and will most likely use the second to organize storage containers and mixing bowls." —Diana

Get it from Amazon for $49.69+ or Jet for $49.69+ (three sizes).

14. Or fashion yourself some custom dividers with this ~expandable~ peg system that'll easily fit in deep but narrow drawers.

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Measures 4''x17''x6'' and expands to 21.5''. Includes two bases and eight pegs.

Promising review: "This is so nice. Used it to organize all of my to-go containers and lids. Perfect!" —Ryan

Get them from Wayfair for $25.

15. Secure loose scissors with a ~slim~ knife organizer, lest you injure yourself because you listened to Martha when she said that you need a designated set of scissors for each material you cut.

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Promising review: "Just what I was looking for! Slim fit for smaller drawers. My knife handles are a bit chunky so I won't be able to utilize every slot. Looks easy to clean too. It will be nice to have a knife drawer that isn't a hazard to everyone's hands!" —Andrea Schmitz

Get it from Amazon for $15.98 or The Container Store for $14.99.

16. Lengthen your storage possibilities with a gift-like diagonal DIY made from foam board and contact paper.

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Check out the full DIY from Goodful here.

P.S. You could use cardboard instead if you don't have any spare foam board at home. Wrapping paper can also be swapped in for contact paper!

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17. Station metal odds and ends by dumping them in these magnetic trays so your loose coins and eyeglass screwdriver won't go MIA in case you turn over the trays.

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And keep a pair in your metal tool box drawer to keep track of tiny fasteners.

Promising review: "Bees knees. A great value, and very good exercise pulling it off what metal surface you set it on. The magnet has H-U-G-E pulling power." —EgusHdus

Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

18. Tidy up the kitchen catchall with a bamboo set to put the spare keys in one spot and paperclips in another.

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They always seem to get tangled up together.

Promising review: "Bought this for the dreaded junk drawer in an attempt to organize it. This works really well if you have an odd-shaped drawer and you don’t want to buy something in one piece so there is wiggle room to arrange things. The pieces are well-made and it looks simple but nice." —SandraD

Get them from Amazon for $16.42+ (available in two configurations).

19. Catch a glimpse of something you need (without rearranging your *newly organized* drawer) in a sectioned organizer you can bring out and toss back in as needed.

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Oh hey, and this would be GREAT for staying organized as you travel.

Get it from The Container Store for $14.99.

20. Create an individual place for every last thing with these stackable jewelry organizers you can use for other items. (We won't tell.)

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Includes three trays with 37 total compartments.

Promising review: "Great sturdy set of three trays. The large tray is perfect for storing earrings, and the two smaller ones can hold bracelets and necklaces respectively. They can be stacked or laid separately. I use them inside the top drawer of my dresser to organize my jewelry. I will probably order another set to stack on top of the existing ones for more storage. I am fully happy with this set." —lara

Get them from Amazon for $22.99.

21. Put these slotted drawer organizers to task where trays and boxes just won't do.

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Promising review: "I used these dividers to organize my tea drawer. My tea canisters fit in the drawer easily, but I had a hard time finding something to hold tea bags that made them visible (so you could see what type of tea) and didn't take up too much room (many options were too bulky), these dividers worked perfectly." —cgshops

Get them from The Container Store for $5.99.

22. Line up errant bottles of aspirin or vitamins with a spice strip. Just one'll make a huge difference! (You can use the other five strips for an *actual* spice drawer.)

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Promising review: "Who would have thought six strips of foam rubber would bring so much joy? I love the transition these made of a junky drawer to an organized drawer with purpose. I had custom cabinets in my last home and came to treasure the spice drawers. These strips turn stock contractor drawers into custom ones in an inexpensive and functional manner. Love it!" —slwilson35

Get them from Bed Bath & Beyond for $12.99.

23. Or if all other methods fail, just divvy up each person's "junk" section with spring-loaded dividers so at least you'll know *which* pile of stuff belongs to you.

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Promising review: "I decided to get organized after a year of procrastinating! I am pleased with the ease of use. They do the job." —Beachwalker

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.99 or Jet for $20.79.

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