How to Keep a Silverware Tray from Sliding Backwards in Drawer

Quick tip to keep a cutlery organizer from moving around in a drawer.
by Updated June 15, 2021

Ever since I can remember, my silverware tray never stayed in place and would always move towards the back of the silverware drawer, due to the opening and closing of the drawer over time.  It really doesn't take much for a plastic silverware organizer to slide around on the base of a smooth wooden drawer, especially when the silverware drawer is opened and closed multiple times a day in order to grab out forks, knives or spoons.

Well, today I finally decided to fix the problem of my silverware tray from sliding around with one really simple solution. 

Here's how you can keep your silverware tray from sliding backward and moving around in a drawer:

1) Get a packet of Velcro Surface tape and/ or Vinyl Round Bumpers (or Shelf and Drawer Liner)

2) Move your silverware tray all the way forward in the drawer, so it's closest to you.

3) Now use the Velcro Surface tape on the bottom of the silverware tray and on the base of the the drawer to securely hold in place the silverware tray in the exact spot you want it. The Velcro will keep your tray from moving.

4) Additionally, for extra support (of if you don't want to use Velcro tape) you can apply a few of the round self-adhesive Vinyl Bumpers on the base of the draw (just behind the back of the silverware tray), so that the tray is unable to slide backwards. If the Vinyl Bumpers self-adhesive is not strong enough to keep your silverware tray from staying in place, you could always superglue the Bumpers to the drawer. 

5) That's it!


Alternatively, you can actually get a Rubbermaid No-Slip Large, Silverware Tray that can prevent the silverware tray from slipping. "The no slip base and feet keep the utensil tray in place as the drawer opens and closes."

You could also measure the space between the silverware tray and the back of the the drawer, then cut a piece of wood to fit in the space to prevent the silverware tray from moving backward.





anonymous by Carla on 6/11/2019

That is a great idea!

anonymous by Betsy on 10/1/2020

Thank you for this! While the silverware tray moving was annoying it wasn't annoying enough for me to do anything about it. But now I have an in-drawer knife block and it moving is driving me crazy. Great ideas!

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