How to Keep Mice Out of Drawers

Mice scurry around throughout the home, fitting into small cracks and crevices. The mice often get into drawers, and you don't realize it until you open it and see droppings left behind. Your drawers are intended to give you a safe storage space that protects your belongings, so use safe methods that keep the mice out of your drawer spaces but don't harm your items.

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Keep mice out of drawers with dryer sheets.

Step 1

Place dryer sheets in your drawers. One sheet in each drawer should suffice, but the ingredients on your dryer sheet box must include oleander, which is a natural repellent that deters mice.

Step 2

Keep crumbs out of drawers. Often in kitchen areas where snacks are stored, crumbs get left behind. The mice feed off of these crumbs, which is what keeps them coming back to the drawer time after time. If needed, remove the drawers and tap off into the trash can or vacuum out the drawers.

Step 3

Crush peppermint and place into sachets or bowls and place in your drawers. The strong smell of the peppermint is a natural mouse repellent, and about 1 tbsp. of crushed peppermint in each drawer should suffice.


Mel Frank

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.