I’ve been drooling over these nice drawer organizers over at The Container Store. But the price tag is pretty outrageous, even on sale. 2 for $12? No way. It would take me nearly $50 to organize one child’s chest of drawers. Crazy.
So last week I measured the inside of my drawers and went to Home Depot and picked up a piece of particle board. Total price tag (tax included): $9.41. I had the guys in the lumber department cut it to the dimensions I measured, and voila! The lumber department manager chewed me out a bit later, because apparently they aren’t supposed to cut pieces less than 6″ on any side, and some of mine were narrower than that. (They could have just told me no and I’d have been fine with that, but honestly I was thankful to have it done.) So when it’s time to do the next chest of drawers I’ll just have a friend cut the rest to size. To do the one chest of drawers didn’t even use 1/3 of the particle board.
Here’s what I started with
Here’s the finished product
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