6 cheaper organizer inserts to fit Komplement drawer

The cost of the KOMPLEMENT drawer organizer adds up when you have many drawers to fill. What are the options?

Hayley asked on the IKEAhackers FB group, “We’ve just bought a PAX wardrobe and really want the drawer inserts to keep things organised.

But we have quite a lot of drawers so it’s going to work out really expensive…

KOMPLEMENT drawer organizer, set of 6, $35.97 | Buy on IKEA.com

What alternatives do people use that fit the drawers properly?”

Kristy recommends using the KOMPLEMENT drawer organizers sparingly, and positioning them smartly. She says, “I used the IKEA inserts (the square felt organisers), but only put a couple in each drawer. That way I can fold smaller things into the organisers, and larger things just into the drawers.”

KOMPLEMENT Drawer Organizer

Cheaper alternatives to the KOMPLEMENT drawer organizer

#1 SKUBB the budget friendly version

Go for the cheaper SKUBB boxes. At the new lower price of $4.99 for a set of 6, it is a great pocket-friendly option. And the boxes work just as well as the more luxurious, felt KOMPLEMENT drawer organizer.

SKUBB cheaper than KOMPLEMENT Drawer Organizer

SKUBB set of 6 boxes | Buy on IKEA.com

#2 DIY cardboard inserts

Monika suggests a DIY approach of making custom cardboard drawer dividers. The video below is a lovely tutorial.

There are also easier versions of cardboard dividers — like the one below. Easier but just as useful and functional. Just add more boards and slots for smaller sections.

#3 Paper boxes

You can try folding paper boxes from scrapbook paper. They are an easy way to add some colour to your closet, if you wish. Here’s a tutorial.

DIY Drawer Organizer Boxes

Credit: I Heart Organizing

#4 Plastic spacers

IKEA used to sell plastic dividers called HOFTA. But they’ve been discontinued.

hofta drawer dividers

You can find similar ones on Amazon. I find them particularly useful for smaller items like makeup, underwear, socks, scarves.

drawer spacers

Drawer dividers | Buy on Amazon.com

#5 Use what you have

Another option would be to upcycle things you have at home. Such as shoe boxes.

Alternative KOMPLEMENT Drawer Organizer idea

Credit: Real Simple

All you need to do is to cut the shoe boxes to size, place in drawer and fill with your items. Glue on a layer of wrapping paper or fabric to prettify the boxes.

#6 Custom non-permanent wooden dividers

If you’re looking for front to back dividers, this is one of the best ideas I’ve seen out there. All you need to do is stick on cord clips and slot in thin pieces of plywood (or foam core) to form the dividers. If you use 3M Command strips for the clips, you can easily remove them should you need to reposition the dividers.

Alternative KOMPLEMENT Drawer Organizer idea

Credit: I Heart Organizing

What other drawer organizers or dividers have you used for the KOMPLEMENT drawers? Let us know in the comments below.