I’ve mentioned quite a few times at this point that over-the-door pocket organizers are one of my favorite organizing tools. One big reason that I love them is because they’re so inexpensive, and because you can store all kinds of different things in them! But what I love the most about them is simply that they create storage space on a surface that isn’t normally used for storage.
But pocket organizers are only one option for using your doors for storage and organization. There’s a whole world of options that can help you turn any door into a more useful space! I recently got to thinking about all of the different door organizers out there, so I thought it would be fun to share a selection of them in today’s post! These ideas will get you inspired to start thinking about how you can put the doors around your house to good use.
12 Smart Ways To Store Things On The Back Of A Door
This helpful hanger hooks right over any door, and provides arched hooks that are perfect for purses and handbags. Hang one inside the closet in your entryway or in your bedroom to help keep your purses accessible, but out of the way.
This organizer fits perfectly over a cupboard door, like the one under your kitchen sink. You can use it as a handy place to store long boxes like tin foil, wax paper, and ziplock bags. You could also store cleaning products in it too!
3. Command Center
Speaking of cabinet doors, the inside of a cabinet door is a great place to create an easy “command center” for keeping notes and family appointments. We created one in our studio with a magnetic white board, a few pads of sticky notes, and a small organizer for coupons and other small papers. It’s a great way to keep the whole family on the same page!
If you’re frustrated by your limited pantry space, look for a storage rack you can hang right on the back of your pantry door like this one! It’s a great place to store spices, condiments, snacks, and other things that are taking up room on your pantry shelves.
from Worthing Court
This kitchen makeover included the installation of a rack for lids. The rack hangs on the inside of a pantry door, which is a much better solution than trying to stack them precariously on a shelf!
from Blue i Style
It seems like no matter how big your bathroom is, there’s never enough space for all your toiletries, bathroom items, and cleaning supplies. Adding an adjustable rack to the back of the bathroom door can give you a LOT more space to work with, and it makes it easier to see when you’re running low on something!
If your collection of art supplies, gift wrap, notebooks, and other craft-y items are feeling more like clutter, you can use the space on the back of a door to get more organized. In this project, they used pegboard, file holders, hooks, and even a small trash can to make a place for everything!
from Family Handyman
If you need a better solution for keeping your tools and everyday fix-it items in check, here’s a simple solution. Just hang up a few hooks, baskets, and even a magnetic bar on the inside of a door! With a door like this, you’ll know exactly where to find the right tools right when you need them.
from A Bowl Full Of Lemons
Use an over-the-door pocket organizer to create a one-stop shop for your kids’ school supplies! Keep everything organized and labeled, and you’ll never have to hunt down pencil sharpeners or glue sticks before the kids can get started on their homework!
10. Spice Rack
from Daily Garnish
To keep spices organized but tucked away, utilize hanging racks and a couple of rails to store them! This is a great solution for anyone who struggles to reach their spices when they’re stored up in high cupboards. Storing your spices on your pantry door can also help free up some cupboard space, so you can use it for something else. An Amazon search for “spice rack” will bring up lots of options.
11. Book Shelves
from Domestic Simplicity
Hang up a couple of narrow wood racks on a door to use as shelves for picture books! It will keep your little one’s book collection up off the floor, and they can easily see which books they have to choose from.
12. Outfit Station
Sick of laying out your clothes out for the next day on a chair or dresser? Use the back of a door to create a useful outfit station! This project used over the door hooks, a towel bar, and a few pegs to create spaces to put together a whole outfit (shoes and accessories included)!