Monday, May 20, 2013

Organize with Reused Boxes

My blogging friend, Mare Ball, over at Adventures in the Ballpark posted about reusing plastic veggie trays to organize her kitchen drawers (post: Veggie Tray Do Over). I left a comment telling her that I use cardboard snack boxes in mine. She wanted to see pictures, so I thought I'd do a post.

Photos by Dawn Hamsher, 2013
Reused Boxes Organize Junk Drawers

Problems with junk drawers:
*Stuff slides around

*Drawer gets too full to close
*You can get cut from sharp objects (you never know what is hiding in there).

Cut the tops off snack food boxes and reinforced corners with duct tape. Then arrange them in the drawer and taped each box together to keep them from sliding. Then, organized the junk into sections.  

Reused Boxes Organize Cabinets

Here is my baking cabinet and my medicine cabinet. All I have to do is pull out the box to find what I need. If you want to get even more organized, label the boxes. To make them pretty, cover with wrapping paper or shelving paper.

Here are some of boxes I used:
child shoe boxes
cupcake boxes
powdered milk boxes

And don't forget, Mare Ball suggests using veggie trays to organize. 


  1. I've used old boxes to tidy up drawers in my bathroom as well. Works like a charm.

    1. Awesome! I knew I wasn't the only one!

  2. Oh my word, you are the master! Never thought of using different types of boxes and attaching them to each other. This really enables you to custom fit things into spaces. You should put this on Pinterest! Thanks for taking the time to film your cubbies. So many ideas! I love to organize! God bless you, girl!
    from The Dugout

    1. Mare, "the master"?! I don't think so. Cheapskate is more like it. Boxes are free, just cut and add tape -- viola! Organized. ;0)

      Thank YOU for the idea, friend.

  3. I reuse a lot of boxes for things stored on shelves. I tend not to fill up drawers and cupboards too much. My mother tends to have drawers that are overstuffed and an idea like this probably could help. I've found that downsizing and trying not to accumulate too much stuff helps as well.

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    1. Arlee, You are GOOD to not overfill drawers. Wish I were better at it. Even with compartment boxes, I stuff. Ugh!


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