I love to be organized.
I’m not, but I love the idea, the look, the OCD feeling – all of it; I think organizing is da bomb.
But I have a family, and no matter how many bins, boxes, containers and labels I implement, the glory and wondrousness of being organized is lost on them.
So spending money on more organizing seems silly, especially when I also love to DIY.
I went to Home Depot the other day to purchase wood for a project and I came across a bin full of those thin wood strips that separate layers of lumber. Seems HD was going to trash them – WTF?! Don’t they know who I am?!
I snagged a couple of the strips (with their permission) and brought them home to create a drawer divider for the girls’ new desk.
Please don’t buy wood for this – HD really will give you these strips for free and with a little wood glue you can create your own for NOTHING.
I held the wood strips up to the drawer and marked where I wanted to cut. I used a mitre saw for my cuts, but this wood is relatively thin, so you might even be able to get away with pruning shears or a few swipes of an exacto knife to cut your pieces.
I gave each strip a light sanding – mainly for blog photos, since hands won’t really be rubbing against these and then used wood glue and clamps to hold them together until dry.
Don’t worry if you don’t have clamps – you can hammer in small finishing nails to hold your drawer divider pieces in place.
Once dry, insert into your drawer and you’re done!
This took me a grand total of 30 minutes to complete – but that included taking photographs, the extra sanding and then sharpening the pencils to give a nice photo. I’ll guesstimate you could have this done in less than 10 minutes without all of that hoopla.
Free and easy, and easy and free way to bring a modicum of organization into your home. (Until the kids notice it and then all hell breaks loose.)
For now, while the kids are at school, I’m just going to sit and stare at the gloriousness that is their desk drawer with my fabulous new drawer divider organizer.
Have a great one!