Use Tension Rods To Organize Drawers

Organizing with tension rods

I’m joining Money Saving Mom’s 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge, and have done just a rotten job of keeping up this month! 
I can give you a list of excuses a mile long, but as y’all know, life just happens so I’ll try to keep up these last few days as best I can. 😉


Today’s challenge was to clean the linen closet, but since ours is in decent shape I decided to tackle (again!) our tupperware drawer. We’ve trained our kids to unload the dishwasher, however training them to properly put things in their place (especially in this drawer . . .) clearly isn’t working. 😉


As I’ve shared before, I added simple tension rods to our tupperware drawer several months ago to keep the lids standing on end and try to help rangle up our water bottles, but everything had just gotten thrown into the mess. So, I took about ten minutes this morning to do a quick tidying, and will be giving my kiddos a lecture on how to put away the dishes. (They can do this, right?)



Are you working on any Spring Cleaning this month in your home? I’d love to hear if you have any cleaning tips, and you can see more about the 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge over HERE.

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  1. I like your solution of using tension rods – genius! I wish I had drawers deep enough to do that too. Although I don’t have nearly as many water bottles – wow! You did a great job in just 10 minutes – way to go!

    • I got rid of a BUNCH of water bottles, but in the summertime we use them all the time at sports! I do love the deep drawers, but really would love full size dividers one day… 🙂

  2. FernMarie Cox says:

    Just realized the big cabinet I keep our bunches of water bottles would be great using this idea! TY!

  3. I keep my plastic ware in an upper cupboard – my kitchen drawers are all narrow and shallow. However, your tension rod idea will still work for me! I’m going to get one and place it about 3″ from the back wall of my lowest shelf to keep the lids stacked upright like you’ve done along the side of your drawer. I’m forever trying to keep them stacked on their ends, braced with other items, but as you can imagine, they tumble all over whenever I move those around. This is brilliant!

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