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13 Surprising Ways To Use My Favorite Cheap Organizing Tool

Get organized, and save some money and storage space while you're at it!

I’m always on the lookout for creative and interesting ways to solve everyday problems. It really is a passion of mine! There’s a world of possibilities out there if you’re willing to get creative (and if you’re willing to use an item for something other than its intended purpose). 🙂

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The subject of today’s post falls into that very category. I’m going to show you the versatility of one of my all-time favorite organizing tools… the over the door organizer! These are often advertised as “shoe organizers,” but that’s just one of many things you can use them for. I have one in nearly every closet in my house, and we have several at our studio too! These organizers are perfect for storing smaller items, and can help you save some serious space. And best of all, they’re inexpensive and easy to find online (like right here) or in stores.

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In order to show you just how useful these over-the-door pocket organizers can be, we sat down as a team and brainstormed different ways to use them. This is certainly not an exhaustive list of ways to use these organizers, but maybe it will spark an idea that will suit your needs just right! 🙂

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13 Creative Ways To Use An Over The Door Organizer

1. Laundry Room or Cleaning Closet

Use an over the door organizer to store…

  • Spray bottles
  • Lint rollers
  • Dryer sheets
  • Small detergent bottles
  • Cleaning gloves
  • Scrub brushes
  • Sponges

2. Play Room

Use an over-the-door organizer to store…

  • Dolls
  • Kids’ clothes
  • Cars
  • Action figures
  • Balloons

3. Bathroom

Use an over-the-door organizer to store…

  • Hair dryer
  • Hair accessories
  • Styling products
  • Makeup
  • Makeup brushes

4. Craft Room

Use an over-the-door organizer to store…

  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Sewing supplies
  • Spray paint
  • Glue guns
  • Tape

5. Pantry

Use an over-the-door organizer to store…

  • Snacks
  • Seasoning packets
  • Spices
  • Tuna packets
  • Ziplock bags
  • Plastic wrap
  • Tin foil
  • Parchment paper

6. Winter Gear

Use an over-the-door organizer to store…

  • Collapsible umbrellas
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Hand warmers
  • Tissues

7. Car

Use an over-the-door organizer to store…

  • Water bottles
  • Tissues
  • Wet wipes
  • Snacks

8. Camping

Use an over-the-door organizer to store…

  • Utensils
  • Trash bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Wet wipes

9. Kitchen

Use an over-the-door organizer to store…

  • Reusable water bottles
  • Insulated coffee mugs

10. Office or Closet

Use an over-the-door organizer to store…

  • Gift bags
  • Gift wrap
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Gift tags
  • Greeting cards

11. Bedroom Closet

Use an over-the-door organizer to store…

  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Bras
  • Baby clothes
  • Diapers
  • Wipes

12. First Aid

Use an over-the-door organizer to store…

  • Bandaids
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Gauze

13. Electronics

Use an over-the-door organizer to store…

  • Charging cables
  • Cords
  • Cables
  • Adapters
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