When it comes to organising your drawers, it’s easy to achieve maximum outcome with minimum effort. Whether it’s your kitchen or bathroom drawers, this is a quick project that’ll have you wondering why you didn’t do it sooner…
Before fitting your drawers with the perfect organisation solution, use Howard’s Stop, Sort, Solve method to make getting organised easier:
Access where your greatest opportunity is and what you are trying to achieve (eg make drawers less cluttered, easier to use or safer)
Pull everything out, sort into groups, discard obvious rubbish and think about the priority “keep” items. After that, you are ready to:
Find and put in place a solution that will keep you organised. As Howards is a Drawer Organising Specialist, you are in the right place!
In many modern kitchens, deep drawers are designed in as they offer fantastic storage. However, they can quickly become a mess if you don’t put structure in place.
In this video below, Howard’s expert Cathy Player shows you how to eliminate clutter in deep drawers.
Modular Solutions for Deep Drawers
Hands up if your deep drawer has become a black-hole of odds and ends. You’re not alone. The deeper the drawer, the more it’s prone to disorganisation. Layer it up!
Stackable, modular storage such as our Like-It Brick Organiser products provide a layered solution that will maximise your space.
Simple, modern and easy to use, these clever helpers provide welcome relief to drawers throughout your entire house!
Made from hard-wearing powder-coated metal, this handy Mesh Basket will group like items resulting in a sustainable tidy solution.
Solutions for Shallow Drawers
Searching for a high-quality solution for your shallow drawers? Howards will help you achieve the perfect result for your needs. Broadly speaking, there are 4 types of organisers to choose from:
1. Modular Organisers that you can mix and match (the most popular choice)
2. Standard trays, that are pre-moulded and can sometimes be cut to fit
3. Expandable trays that make the most of the width of your drawer and are easy to install
4. Specialty trays designed for items like spices and utensils.
With so many to choose from, sometimes its best to simply ask for a little help in store. In fact, we encourage you to bring in your drawer or its measurements to guarantee in order to find the perfect solution.
The Bamboo Drawer Dividers 2 Pack is available in Shallow and deep sizes. They are constructed from sturdy bamboo and have spring-loaded drawer inserts ideal for use in cutlery drawers or to divide your clothes.
Complete with non-slip black felt ends to keep the dividers secure, this effective solution is easy to install and can be moved and reused over and over again.
Perfect Picks for the Bathroom Drawer
When you’re in a rush in the morning, organised Bathroom drawers can really save you precious time. From make-up to grooming accessories, it’s worth putting in an efficient system to get your day off to a good start.
Available in three sizes, this stackable solution will store neatly on a shelf or in a drawer.
Ideal for use right throughout your home or office, this system of baskets is ideal for organising and keeping items within easy reach.
Spice Drawer Solutions
Do you have a smorgasbord of spices stuffed in a drawer? Forget rummaging for the mixed herbs, keep your spices organised and save time in the kitchen. Toss anything that’s old or that you never use. Bear in mind that whole spices are good for only three years, ground spices for two! Then, pick a drawer in a cool spot away from the oven to store your frequently used spices.
If you want to maximise your shelf storage space by turning shelves into drawers, Howards have a number of solutions that will certainly help.
Ideal for those hard to reach places, our range of do-it-yourself cabinet organisers come in a variety of stackable, single/double, plastic or powder-coated metal options. When choosing the right solution for your needs, we suggest you use plastic drawers in damp areas like bathrooms and under the kitchen sink and sturdier metal options for heavier items. Our range of organisers are created to group items and can be used in all areas of your home and office. Organisers that can be fixed to your shelf include mounting hardware.
If you need help finding the perfect solution for you, bring the measurements of your space into store and ask a team member!
Two rear wheels make them slide out easily on smooth shelves.
Available in a wide version shown or a narrow version, they are an economical customer favourite and popular for use in cupboards, pantries and fridges.
Simplehuman Cabinet Organisers are made from heavy gauge steel and have a removable drip guard that effectively protects your cabinet from leaks and spills.
Their easy to use, commercial-grade ball-bearing tracks glide effortlessly.
They are available in several sizes and include a 5-year guarantee.
The Junk Drawer
Often found in the 2nd or 3rd drawer down in the kitchen, the junk drawer can quickly become like the Bermuda Triangle! It’s imperative to remember that there’s no good reason to store something unless you can find it again. So, put a system in place ideal for “little things” and you’ll transform your junk drawer into a functioning “bits and pieces” area.
madesmart’s Junk Drawer Organiser is made from quality plastic and features two large sections with clever compartments that will effectively organise your junk drawer.
The bottom layer is divided into various sections ideal to separate larger items.
Moreover, the top section creates storage space for pens, paperclips, or small items.
The Linus Junk Drawer Organiser is made from easy to clean quality clear acrylic, has four separate compartments and includes rubber feet to prevent movement in your drawer. The beauty of this organiser is the wide range of other modular Linus Organisers in multiple shapes and sizes that allow for seamless mixing and matching.
Whilst many use their bedroom drawers for folded clothes, there is often the need to store other specialty items. For example, underwear, ties, and even jewellery. Here are some of our favourite solutions:
Travelling in a caravan brings with it special challenges. Effective organisers can stop items breaking by reducing movement when on the go. They will also reduce your overall weight by avoiding double-ups (because you can see everything!)
So, it’s worth spending time getting this aspect of your epic journey right. To see our whole special feature on caravan storage, click here. Moreover, here are a few clever items for your caravan drawers:
Available in 3 different sizes, the Cadi Stackable Organiser Baskets store neatly on a shelf or in a drawer. Perfect anywhere around the house, this system is ideal for keeping items within easy reach. For example, we used them in this deep caravan drawer as a second tier of storage.
Also available in 3 different sizes and made from flexible lightweight plastic, FiFi Drawer Separators can be easily fitted into most drawers. Simply slot together and customise to your drawer dimensions and storage needs.
For more hints, tips and drawer storage ideas, visit your local Howards store and speak with one of our in-store organisation experts. Feel free to bring your drawer along with you and we’ll help you to customise a solution for your unique needs.
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