Today I want to talk to you about a simple over the door shoe organizer with clear plastic pockets that you can get at places like Walmart, Target, or Amazon. Sometimes you can even find them at your local dollar store. This simple thing can be used in so many ways other than just for shoes. I recommend that you use the ones with clear pockets so that you can see what is in each pocket easily. These also come in a variety of sizes. Some are short, some are long, and they have varying numbers of pockets. You can pick the one that best suits your needs. While these are meant to hang on a door, you can also hang them on the wall using command hooks. There really are a number of uses for this simple organizing tool. I have compiled several uses for these from other bloggers to give you an idea of how this simple, inexpensive thing can get you organized easily.
The possibilities are endless, but one of my favorite ways to use these is to organize toys. You can use them in your child’s bedroom or in a playroom. For years, my daughter had one on the back of her closet door that we used to store Barbie Dolls and all the accessories that come with them. All those little shoes, clothes, and other tiny pieces were organized and stored in there. They were easy to see, easy to access, and easy for her to clean up. You could also use them for things like Matchbox cars, Shopkins, LOL dolls, action figures, and more. My girls collect the small Beanie Boos, and this would be a great way to store them or other stuffed animals as well. You could even use them for Legos and sort them in the pockets by color or shape.
Another way I have used them before is for long vacations. We once did a 10 day trip to Disney, and I packed one of these organizers in my suitcase. We used it to hold everyone’s toiletries and things so that they weren’t taking up space on the one bathroom sink that we had. Yes, I know I am weird, but it worked. It kept the bathroom neat and tidy for the whole trip. I have also seen people take them on cruises.
These are also great for use in the kitchen. You can hang them on your pantry door or somewhere else in the kitchen. You can even hang small ones on the back of cabinet doors. You can use it for snacks, spices, kitchen utensils, food packets, water bottles, and more.
Check out these other uses too. The possibilities really are endless.
As you can see there are tons of uses for these shoe organizers. You can even hit up Pinterest for even more ideas, including a spice garden.
Anchored and Organized,