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DIY Bargain Drawer Organizer Made From Wooden Paint Stir Sticks Costs Almost Nothing

Small motorhomes and travel trailers can have obnoxiously tiny drawers and cabinets. When Roadtrek motorhome owner Donna McDaniel found out that a standard store-bought drawer organizer wouldn’t fit in her RV’s kitchen utensil drawer, she set out to find a cheap, homemade solution.

Paint stir stick drawer organizer

Donna used some simple paint stirring sticks she got at Home Depot to create her own custom drawer organizer. She cut the paint sticks to size, made small tabs to create a groove to hold each divider, and painted everything to match her RV’s decór.

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When all was said and done, Donna and her partner Mike made the trek (no pun intended) to visit with Roadtrekking blogger Mike Wendland and his wife Jennifer to share the do it yourself storage mod.

DIY drawer organizer in a small Class B motorhome.

Original video by Mike Wendland

While she camps in a smaller RV, you could just as easily use these tips to store things in a larger motorhome or fifth wheel trailer for example. For a real eye-opening treat, check out all these crafts you can make with just some paint stirring sticks.

I bet somebody’s going to find a way to make these and sell them on Etsy or another online craft store.

Here’s a tutorial on how to make your own custom drawer organizer from wooden paint stir sticks. You might even be able to use old wooden yardsticks if you have some of those laying around.

Custom and cheap…you can’t beat that!

Video Transcript:

Hi my name is Donna McDaniel, and we’ve done a few innovations to our Roadtrek. This is what we did for silverware, based on an idea from Dave Speakman. But without a lot of tools we just went to Home Depot and got some paint sticks, cut them to size, made little tabs, and glued them into the edges, and it holds everything a little bit neater for us.

This is just a little toy hammock or fruit hammock from the dollar store, and it keeps our apples, oranges, and bananas from getting banged around as we travel.

This is a great invention, it’s so hard to know where to put that fruit.


And it gets spoiled. And they’re pillows up top?

Our pillows were always falling off on the floor, so we just put a little net up here.

And you’ve got a clothesline back here.

Our little clothesline, right.


 There may be small errors in this transcript.

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