How to Organize Deep Drawers

Deep drawers are both a gift and a curse. They provide ample room for storage, but that extra space often makes the drawers a dumping ground where small items are easily lost and disorganization abounds. Make your deep drawers work for you by customizing them to fit your needs.

Organize deep drawers for maximum efficiency.

Fill deep bedroom drawers with large, bulky items such as sweaters or blankets.

Use a drawer divider to corral smaller items. Most home stores have basic drawer inserts. Look for a drawer divider with spaces for your specific needs, whether you want to organize socks, jewelry or office supplies.

Place plastic-lidded bins in the drawer for removable storage. Sort items according to function, season, size, color or other useful groupings, and label the bins. Store items of one type in the same drawer.

Use a deep kitchen drawer to store rolls of paper towels, large platters, long boxes of aluminum foil or waxed paper, and other oversized items.

Place stackable trays in a deep office drawer to organize paper products.

Things You Will Need

  • Drawer dividers
  • Plastic bins
  • Shoe boxes
  • Stacking trays


  • Use old shoe boxes as drawer dividers for an inexpensive alternative to store-bought drawer inserts.

About the Author

Denise Howard has been writing since 2004, specializing in home and garden, travel, music and education. A private music instructor and professional accompanist, Howard holds a Bachelor of Arts in music, studying both piano and voice.

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