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Elfa Drawers + Konmari folding: A DIY solution

Update! Elfa has heard the cry and has made drawer dividers.  If you still want more flexibility, the method described below works well.

 

Do you have an Elfa mesh drawer that needs a bit more structure? The entire Elfa system is excellent, but they only have drawer dividers for the most shallow drawers, and because their drawers are slightly rounded and not square, conventional one-size-fits-all drawer dividers (and shoe boxes) in fact do not fit Elfa drawers. 

I was flummoxed by this crisis of global proportions. However, after many fruitless googlings, sleepless nights, and prototype research, I finally present to you - a DIY solution!  

Lo and behold, Elfa drawer dividers.
This was the sloshiest drawer of them all - slippery workout gear! But it sloshes no more.

This was the sloshiest drawer of them all - slippery workout gear! But it sloshes no more.

I've put together this step-by-step video to help you figure out how to do it. All you need is some old stockings (or new ones - I bought white ones on sale after Easter), scissors, a marker, and a tape measure. Godspeed!

p.s. We are now accepting nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. ;)