We Feel Like Marie Kondo Would Approve of These DIY Drawer Dividers

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Who's up for a little decluttering? At Hunker, we believe that nothing beats a good spring cleaning, and what better place to start than with your drawers. No more throwing things into a disheveled pile. (That's the old you — the new you is turning over a new leaf!) These do-it-yourself drawer dividers are such an easy way to organize your kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom. And the best part is that you can customize them to fit your needs.

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Step 1

Take a tape measure and measure the inside length of your drawers from front to back.

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Then measure the depth from top to bottom.

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Step 2

Mark the length and depth measurements of the drawer onto the balsa wood with a pencil.

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Step 3

Take a craft knife and ruler and cut along the pencil lines to create your first divider section.

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Step 4

Check that this lengthwise divider fits. You want it to be snug against the drawer at the front and back.

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Step 5

Next, measure the width of the drawers.

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Step 6

Mark the measurements of the drawer width onto the balsa wood and cut it out with a craft knife. We decided upon six compartments in our drawer so we've cut out two pieces. (If you want more compartments, just cut out more pieces.)

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Step 7

Next, we need to create some slots so the dividers will lock together.

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Mark a line at the halfway point. (Our width was 9 inches so our halfway line is 4 1/2 inches from the end.) The line should be half the height of the balsa wood. (Our piece was 3 inches high, so the line is 1 1/2 inches high.)

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Step 8

Take a craft knife and cut along the pencil line, widen it by approx 1/8 of an inch (or by the thickness of the balsa wood you're using).

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Step 9

Cut some slots on the longer divider, however, this time cut slots where you want the width-sized dividers to sit. Cut the slots at intervals that suit the size of the items you want to store; we kept ours an equal distance apart but you could make them closer or further apart to fit smaller or larger items.

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Step 10

Once you've finished, slide the dividers together using the slots.

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Place them into the drawers.

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We've used our dividers to organize our bathroom junk drawers ... hey, good-looking.

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