I’m a bit of a junk drawer junkie. Recently at the NAPO conference in Las Vegas, I hit the jackpot with three new bamboo drawer organizers gifted from the conference sponsor, MDesign. I had a plan to organize drawers in my office before even getting back on the plane for home. I hope to inspire to you to opt for a little luxury and organize drawers with bamboo drawer organizers.
Organize Drawers with Bamboo Drawer Organizers
HeartWork Organizing moved into new offices last fall. We absolutely love the space, and we’re always trying to make it better. The cord drawer…ugh! I started by doing what I always advise you to do…use what you have. My re-purposed lunchmeat containers are just about the right size to help us keep the cords separated. Here’s the BEFORE shot.
Why Bamboo Drawer Organizers Belong in Your Home
I was eyeing up all the bamboo bins at conference. Did you know that bamboo is a grass, even though we use it as a wood? It grows really fast, like 1.5 inches per hour! Not only is is sustainable, but it’s sturdy and pretty when turned into consumer products like flooring and containers. In different sizes, it can hold just the right thing, like a small batch of craft supplies in the playroom.
It pairs well with almost any design choice, as it’s a natural neutral. Below are some more great bins that are better choices than acrylic that is so trendy. I love fabric bins and woven reeds as better options than plastic which is going straight to the landfill but does so much damage before it gets there!
I also ADORE metal bins (middle) and dressed-up cardboard bins, shown on the end with a bamboo lid.
Yes, MDesign also carries acrylic, but I love that their team and even the founder Susan Lizan-Immerman (below, left), are working to stock more sustainable options, which you can find at MDesignHomeDecor.com. This is not a sponsored post, but I do appreciate MDesign sponsoring the NAPO 2023 conference.
Bamboo Drawer Organizers in my Office
Back to my new cord drawer in the office, this 3-compartment bamboo organizer from MDesign lets us separate the Apple cords from Android cords from the ethernet cords.
We’ve got a pair of HDMI cords in their own bamboo drawer organizer. Velcro cord ties are a must-have! The bin is just a little deeper than the average dollar store bin.
The white board marker and eraser now have their own little bamboo drawer bin, too! (This was really driving me crazy!) The drawer and bamboo drawer organizer are different species of wood, but they look very smart together.
One way we keep everything neat is to always keep some cord ties handy…just a few. A re-purposed cardboard box inside one of the bamboo bins keeps them all in a small footprint.
Bamboo Drawer Organizer Alternatives (That You Probably Already Own)
I’ll eventually replace this tissue box with a bamboo section, but for now it does the job of holding printer ink and our extra mouse.
Ditto with the disk reader. It lives in a re-purposed vegetable tray. It probably came originally loaded with zucchini.
The point of organizing is to be able to find what you need when you need it. To that end, I’ve got extra labels tacked on the inside of the drawer. We have them ready to label new gear.
Everyone in our office can find what they need in an instant, and put things back where they belong without effort. The drawer itself is even labeled CORDS on the inside top, so we don’t start attracting other office supplies. Here’s the AFTER:
Organize Drawers: Before And After
These little bamboo drawer organizers might cost a smidge more than plastic divider trays, but I think they are worth it for durability, size options, sustainability, and aesthetics.
Have I talked you into going with bamboo drawer organizers next time?