These Popular Utensil Drawer Organizers Are Surprisingly Handy

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So, you've organized the "big" areas in your home. The master bedroom closet. The laundry room shelves. And even the entire garage. But what about those often-overlooked "little" areas that could still use some attention? For instance, if you're looking to give your kitchen an overhaul chock-full of clever opportunities for storage and organization, we encourage you to go drawer-by-drawer and tidy up everything: even the utensil drawer. You know, that place where you're always rooting around for your measuring cups and the "good" cutlery for company?

This is where utensil drawer organizers come in. But before you purchase one, you'll need to, well, do some organizing! Start by cleaning out the entire drawer. Maybe you don't need those shrimp forks or third ice-cream scoop. Then measure your drawer so you buy something that fits flawlessly. You can either buy an organizer that already has compartments, or you can buy separate bins to fully customize it. Once you've landed on one that you like, divide all of your items into categories: for instance, baking essentials, everyday flatware, cutlery for entertaining, etc. And voilà! Your drawer will be organized before you know it.

Ready to get started? Take a look through these utensil drawer organizers that are some of the most popular on the market.

1. The Container Store Bamboo Large Drawer Organizer Starter Kit, $44.97

This five-star utensil drawer organizer from The Container Store has it all. It's a starter kit if you want to go all-out with your organizing, complete with an expandable bamboo cutlery tray and two bamboo drawer organizers that fit perfectly alongside it.

2. Bed Bath & Beyond Extra-Wide Expand-A-Drawer Cutlery Tray, $19.99

If you're working with a larger-than-average drawer, consider this extra-wide utensil drawer organizer from Bed Bath & Beyond. It has an expandable width with dividers in plastic that are easy to clean.

3. Joseph Joseph Kitchen Drawer Organizer Tray for Cutlery Silverware in Gray, $9.99

With 31,637 ratings, this fan-favorite from Amazon is ideal if you want to organize a small cutlery collection, or you can purchase more than one to outfit everything in your drawer.

4. Wayfair Basics® Riverdale Drawer Organizer, $17.99

To keep things easy-peasy and straightforward, look to this utensil drawer organizer from Wayfair. It has 3,642 reviews, is made of no-nonsense steel, and features convenient compartments.

5. Rubbermaid Cutlery Drawer Organizer, $7.98

Rubbermaid is a tried-and-true brand for a reason, and now, they're even making utensil drawer organizers. This particular item has been purchased time and time again through Walmart, thanks to a low price tag and enough spots for all of your silverware.

6. Seville Classics Bamboo Expandable 5 Large Compartment Adjustable Cutlery Drawer Tray Organizer, $22.99

Bamboo continues to be a top material for utensil drawer organizers (it's durable and sustainable), and you can find one through The Home Depot. This popular model can expand from three to five compartments and allows room for standard flatware and long tools, too.

7. Made By Design™ Acrylic Drawer Bin, $4 - $8

If you're looking for simple utensil drawer organizers, consider this one from Target. It's as uncomplicated as they come, in clear acrylic, and you can easily buy as many as you need to create a customized setup in your silverware drawer.


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.

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