Homemade Sock Drawer Divider

Homemade Sock Drawer Divider

How many of you are tired of your junkie (unorganized) sock drawer? I was folding clothes and was about to put away the socks and I realized that I was totally tired of having a junkie sock drawer.  It was so hard to find a pair of socks to put on each day.  Not to mention, the socks were never paired up to its match.  (I must admit that I throw them in the drawer without a match, too.)  So, today I decided to get organized.  Of course, that means making something homemade.  By making it homemade, I’m able to have a divider that’s the exact size of the drawer.  You can make these dividers without spending a dime if you have a large piece of cardboard box at home.  If not, purchase the project boards that the kids use for school.  They’re only $1 at the Everything’s A Dollar Store.

Items Needed:

  • cardboard box or (2) project boards
  • ruler
  • box cutter

Measure the inside of your drawer. You want to measure the length, width, and height of the inside of the drawer.  My drawer measured 14in x 20in x 5 in .  Five inches in height will allow me space to store 2-4 socks in each slot. I’m happy about that part.


Homemade Sock Drawer

Find a cardboard to use for making the dividers.  This project board has a nice thickness that works perfectly.

Homemade Sock Drawer Divider

Measure the divider pieces according to your drawer measurements.  You will make two sets of divider pieces.  One set will be for the width measurement and one for the length measurement of the drawer.  In this pic, I am drawing for the length of the drawer.  Both sets will be the same height.  For instance, these pieces are 20 inches long and 5 inches high.  I am making 3 to 4 pieces.  I only used three of the 20 inch pieces.

Homemade Sock Drawer Divider

Next, I made the smaller divider pieces.  This one is 14 inches long and 5 inches high.  I made 4 pieces.  I used all 4 pieces.

Homemade Sock Drawer Divider

To make the inserts or slots on each board, go down 4 inches. Then measure down about 3 1/4 and about 1/4 inch apart.  Make a little loop at the end.  The 3 1/4 inches is based on my 5 inch drawer height.  You will have to make it shorter or longer depending on the height of your drawer.  (Whatever length you’re cutting for the slots, just make sure to leave about 1 1/2 in at the bottom of the divider piece.) Measure down 4 inches from the slot you just drew and repeat the step until you get to the end of the board.

Homemade Sock Drawer Divider

Using a box cutter, cut the slot part first. It’s easier that way.  Then cut out the entire divider parts.

Homemade Sock Drawer Divider

This is how they looked. Notice how the end part of smaller.  That is fine.

Homemade Sock Drawer Divider

Put the divider together by inserting the smaller divider piece into the larger divider piece slots or inserts.

Homemade Sock Drawer Divider

This is how the finished product looked before I assembled it inside the drawer.

Homemade Sock Drawer Divider

Begin assembling the dividers into the drawer.

Homemade Sock Drawer Divider

Ta Da! Now you have your very own handmade sock drawer divider.

Homemade Sock Drawer Divider

This is how my sock drawer looked before I organized it.

Homemade Sock Drawer Divider

After using the divider, look how neat and organized my socks are now! I was able to get 4 socks in some compartments. Most of the compartments would hold 3 socks.  With this divider, I have 15 large slots and 5 tiny slots. I will use the tiny slots for such things as knee-highs or tights.  Now, I need to make a couple more sock drawer dividers for other rooms in the house.  This divider can be used for organizing a lot of different things in the house. I’m loving how organized my socks are now!

Have you made or bought a drawer divider to use at home?


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  2. I just made one of these for my dresser tonight! It turned out perfect and everything looks soooo much better to. I love projects that I don’t need to spend any money on.

  3. So brilliant and frugal! Pinning now. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

    • Hi Cynthia! It is such a neat way to organize my socks. I can’t wait until I have a divider in the other bedrooms. Thanks for pinning…

  4. Definitely looks more organized in the second picture! Sometimes all you need is a little cardboard. 🙂 I’ve made similar dividers for the kitchen and bathroom.
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    • Hi CJ! It’s amazing how you can make things yourself for little or no money. Yes, you’re right. Sometimes all you need is a little cardboard. I’m going to make some dividers for my kitchen and other junky drawers in the house.

  5. I don’t tend to have a problem finding socks, but I have had to use dividers for some of my other drawers. This will come in handy when I put together my craft closet! Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style.
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  6. This definitely looks so much more organized and manageable. Hubby wouldn’t have to search for a pair of dress socks or sporty socks ever again! Thanks for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured!
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    • Hi Brittnei! I am still getting use to the socks being so organized when I go in to pull out some socks. My husband really loved it since he is always in a hurry in the morning hours. It helps him by not having to search all over the drawer….

  7. This is such a great idea! So creative! Thanks for sharing. #SITSBlogging
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  8. That is sooooooo neat.

  9. You and your ingenious ideas. Love this and it’s not too hard to create. Thanks for sharing.

    • You’re welcome Kira! I’m constantly trying to come up with stuff to write/create and post on my blog. Sometimes, I’m stumped but then I look around my house and realize that there are so many things that I can come up with to solve a problem in the house…..

  10. Great tutorial! I’ve seen this things sell online for more than what they should be… Definitely a good DIY project!
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    • Hi Roaen! I priced them online too before making my own and realized that the price would be too much for organizing so many rooms in the house. This one was simple and easy to make. Plus, it can be made with just about any cardboard box….

  11. I love this, I too have a very junkie sock drawer. I need to make a couple of these for everyone’s drawers. Thanks for sharing!
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  12. Great idea! This would even be good for underwear.
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    • Hi Deauna! This would definitely work for underwear. I’m working on one. Hope to get all the drawers organized in the house….kitchen, bathroom, etc.

  13. Such an awesome idea! I’m thinking of all the other drawers (craft drawers, make up drawers, lego drawers) that I could do this with, too:) Thank you for sharing.
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    • Hi Karen! You are so right. I can use this type of divider for the drawers in the bathroom, kitchen, etc. Thanks for stopping by….


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