How I Usually Create Drawer Dividers

Last week I helped my friend Racheal Cook of The Yogiprenuer organize in Richmond, VA.

We organized some drawers using an ad-hoc (but instantly effective) process that I turn to often.

Rarely asking clients to buy supplies before we start, since we don't know what we need until we dig in, I used what we could find.  I'm always on the lookout for boxes of all sizes that can be repurposed with the flaps cut off. Most of the time it just so happens that we have exactly what we need!

From this:

kacy drawer

To this!

drawer good

All we used to makeover this drawer:

  • an iPhone box
  • an iPad box & lid
  • an Amazon box
  • a perfume box
  • a random round box

Yes, she can certainly beautify this further with more permanent drawer dividers, but this quick solution buys her some time until she can find just the right pieces.


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