We certainly love cheap around Lifehacker HQ, and this hack is about as cheap as it gets: instead of buying a drawer organiser, you could just cut up that old cornflakes box and let it organise your office supplies instead.
Blogger Patricia Zapata, who does a lot of recycling projects, cooked up this repurposing hack with a cereal box and some craft paper to cover the outside pictures (it doesn’t need to be that pretty, but the least you could do is hide that giant picture of Tony the Tiger). She even used some of the cardboard to create a divider, with which she could separate smaller objects (pens, paper clips) from larger ones (scissors, tape, stationary). It fit perfectly in her IKEA drawer, though you might have to make some adjustments—keep in mind there are many sized cereal boxes out there. Got any other cheap drawer-organising tips? Share them in the comments!