Why Your Drawer Organizers Don't Work

In a one-size-fits-all world, we need custom and personal solutions to keep us organized in the long term.

Have you ever bought a drawer organizer that actually fits your drawer? Neither had I! We are trained to buy what is available, NOT what actually works. The problem with drawer organizers that don’t fit is you will never be happy with their functionality. I bought dozens of drawer organizers over the years and not one of them is still in my drawer. I lost items underneath, they slid around, things didn’t stay tidy, the bamboo or wood chipped and warped, and in the end, the result was always the same - a mess. I wasted so much time and money on products that didn’t work.

Standard-sized organizers waste most of your available storage space

Drawer organizer comparison of a Salt by Sabrina organizer next to an ill-fitting bamboo organizer.

A custom-fit drawer organizer will add, on average, 40% more storage space to your drawer just by using all available space. Every item has a home and is more likely to be put back in the right spot. Having an organizer designed to last the life of the drawer means no more starting from scratch. For the first time ever, I have the same beautiful organizers that I purchased three years ago and my drawers are still organized.

Material Matters

Remember, material matters! Bamboo and wood chip and warp almost immediately from damp forks or heavy cutlery hitting the soft dividers. This becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Soft plastics lose their coating, warp and create surfaces that are impossible to keep clean. Premium acrylic is not only beautiful but it is chemical-free, naturally antimicrobial and its crystal-clear design allows you to see everything in the drawer.

Salt by Sabrina acrylic drawer organizer.

The Deep Drawer Dilemma

So much of our storage space is lost or under-utilized in deep drawers. Standard organizers are not designed to fit any drawer, especially not ones with heights over two inches. An eight inch deep drawer either becomes a chaotic mess or you are stuck only using the bottom quarter of it in an attempt to keep things tidy.

In a deep drawer compartmentalization is key

Deep drawers can become one of the most effective storage spaces in your home with the right products designed to organize them. The first is a drawer divider. With a drawer divider that matches the height of your drawer, you can keep groups of items contained while using all available vertical space.

Drawer dividers from Salt by Sabrina

Deep Drawer Custom-fit Organizers

Drawer dividers work extremely well when you have larger items or a bunch of items you can store together. When you need additional compartmentalization, a drawer organizer with multiple compartments will be the best option. In deep drawers, this creates separate spaces to store each item, keeping it upright and contained.

Deep drawer organizer.

When you take the time to get organized, it should last so you don’t have to do it again in a month or even a year. The right drawer organizers or dividers made from the best materials and custom-fit to your drawer will last for the long-term. This is why I built Salt by Sabrina. I wanted to offer organizational products of the highest quality that would help people get and stay organized. I hope these products will bring peace and joy to your home.