mDesign Adjustable/Expandable Drawer Organizer

Last updated date: October 10, 2019

DWYM Score
9.3


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 49 expert reviews, the mDesign mDesign Adjustable/Expandable Drawer Organizer placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note November 5, 2019:
Checkout The Best Drawer Organizer for a detailed review of all the top drawer organizers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.7
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
686 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
- No Place Called Home
This organizer rings up in the middle of our price range and we love its value because it's the perfect size for smaller drawers and because you can fit more than one of these in each drawer to bring even more organization.
- The Gear Hunt
The most repeated phrases used to describe these mDesign Drawer organizers are “easy to use,” like one customer who swears, “My wife loves these so much, she immediately bought more. And, I suspect she will buy yet more before all is said and done.”
- New York Mag
September 3, 2019 | Full review
They are a simple and easy way to create customized storage throughout your dresser drawers so you can easily access your go-to clothes and accessories without rooting through a disorganized drawer. They are 2.5" tall to fit standard drawers and the length adjusts to accommodate drawers of any size.
- Tetsuri Reviews
October 23, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Some wish they were taller.
- The Gear Hunt

From The Manufacturer

The Adjustable Drawer Organizer Dividers from mDesign are a simple and easy way to create customized storage for your drawers. Easily access your clothes and accessories without rooting through disorganization. Just slide into the drawer and adjust the length for a custom fit. Fits most standard drawers.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Simple Houseware Closet Organizer Drawer Divider
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 15
2. Simple Houseware Foldable Cloth Storage Box
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 4
3. DIOMMELL Adjustable Dresser Drawer Dividers
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 1
4. Berry Ave Drawer Organizer and Dividers
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 4
5. mDesign Adjustable/Expandable Drawer Organizer
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Sodynee Foldable Cloth Storage Box
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 7
7. Homyfort Foldable Cloth Storage Box
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
8. La Luna Collapsible Drawer Organizer
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 1
9. Sorbus Foldable Drawer Dividers
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
10. Evelots Drawer Organizer-Divider
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Drawer Organizers

Whether you’re doing a mass spring cleaning or combating year-round clutter, one thing’s for sure: Your drawers are where the real battle takes place. It only takes a second to toss something into a drawer and deal with it “later,” but it takes hours to detangle the resulting mess of odds and ends when you finally get around to it. You can keep your drawers in fighting shape 24/7 with the right drawer organizers. 

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There’s an organizer for every drawer in your house. Struggling to find your lucky socks? Honeycomb dividers give each pair its own cubby. Combing through dull pencils and paperclips to locate your good pen? Expandable dividers create an organized heaven in every desk drawer. Trying to stash away scarves and sweaters until next winter? Linen storage cubes keep your soft items in shape.

Drawer organizers are made from different materials, depending on their intended job. Many clothing organizers are made from linen or other fabrics. Dividers for your bathroom or kitchen have a tougher construction. You’ll see a lot of tough plastic or lighter materials that have a little bend to them in these organizers. 

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Many clothing organizers come with fun features, like sections specifically for bras or mold-proof materials. That might not sound like an essential, but it will prevent your organizer from developing a moldy smell if you put clothes away before they’ve completely dried. Many are also collapsible for easy storage — that’s handy if you’re packing them up for a move. 

Honeycomb-style organizers are popular for underwear and accessory drawers. They offer a space for each individual pair of underwear or socks, and they’re easy for kids to use.

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Plastic kitchen or desk organizers are usually expandable and retractable to fit different size drawers. You can place them in your drawers running from front to back or side to side. Those customization options are useful if you want organizers that you can move from drawer to drawer.

Now that you’ve got a handle on your drawer organizer basics, check out our additional info in the Tips & Advice section.

DYWM Fun Fact

You might think organizing your drawers is all about appearances, but organizing goes far deeper than that. When you install drawer organizers or implement any organization system in your home, it saves you time, energy, money and brainpower. 

Organizing your drawers forces you to figure out what’s important and what’s not. You’ll donate or toss non-essentials, and place vital items closer to you. Instead of wasting time digging through drawers, you’ll get to work or play more quickly. Organization also reduces the anxiety and stress you feel when looking everywhere for your favorite pen or pair of socks and can’t seem to find them. 

You might see an uptick in your social life after you organize your home, too. A messy house isn’t very welcoming. If you create an organized space, you’re more likely to invite people over and socialize in your living space.

The Drawer Organizer Buying Guide

  • Measure your drawers before you buy. Organizers are designed to fit in most standard dresser or desk drawers, but they might not work in older or more eclectic furniture. You’ll want to pay special attention to your drawer’s height. May organizers are adjustable by length and width, but you can’t do much about an organizer that’s too tall for your drawer. 
  • Soft plastic organizers can often be cut to size for a perfect fit. Go for these if you have smaller or irregularly-shaped drawers.
  • Fabric dresser organizers will keep you sane when you’re rushing to get dressed in the morning, but they might not work out if you have larger clothes. Bra organizers are a trickier item. Nest your bras together and measure them out, then compare that to the size of the bra organizer in question.
  • If you’re installing plastic organizers, make sure you push them hard against the bottom of the drawer so they don’t spring out when you’re not expecting it. 
  • Plastic organizers sometimes come with drawer-protecting features, like foam ends or a locking mechanism. The highest quality organizers will have both of these. 
  • Choose the right organizer for the job. You’ll want tougher plastic organizers for desk or kitchen drawers. They’ll hold up to pen and pencil marks or nicks from knives or other kitchen utensils. Soft organizers are better for clothing. They can expand a bit if you’re packing a lot of socks or shirts inside them, and they often come in sets that are designed for specific items of clothing. 
  • If you buy a set of clothing organizers, you can remove individual boxes from the drawer on laundry day to maintain order from your drawer to your washer and back. 
  • Properly cleaning your organizers will keep them in top shape for years. Plastic organizers usually clean up quick with a few swipes of a disinfectant cloth. Fabric organizers can be spot cleaned with water or a stain-removing pen. You can also spritz them with an air freshener or Febreze to keep them smelling fresh. Drawer sachets with dried lavender or other flowers and herbs are another option.