10 Over-the-Door Storage Ideas That Will Get You Organized in a Snap

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Keeping things organized when your space is either small or shared is the daily challenge we all face. We're cleaning out closets and cabinets like never before all while trying to be smart with how we store our stuff. One option that packs a surprising punch is over-the-door storage. It keeps things almost hidden but still accessible.

The good news is there are many ways to work an over-the-door storage solution. Whether it's inside the kitchen cupboards, behind the bathroom door, or even in the closet, this organizational idea will keep clutter in check and create more room in your drawers and on your shelves.

Here are some tips to get you started and give you peace of mind.

1. Bring on the bins.

When your bedroom closet and dresser are both filled to the max, hang a set of bins to keep things organized. This option has four roomy containers that can store socks, scarves, or even stuffed animals.

Get the look​: SONGMICS Over-the-Door Storage, $15.99

2. Keep things clear with plastic pouches.

Hang a clear plastic shoe organizer on the back of your kids' door to keep toys and art supplies well-contained. The material is easy to wipe clean and durable enough to withstand grabby hands.

Get the look​: Honey-Can-D0 Polyester Shoe Organizer, $13.66

3. Go casual with some canvas.

Create more space inside your closet with this over-the-door storage unit. Bins in various sizes can hold lingerie, accessories, and more.

Get the look​: Honey-Can-Do Over-the-Door Hanging Organizer, $38.97

4. Make a statement with a mirror.

With hooks for clothes or jewelry and a shelf for beauty supplies, this over-the-door organizer with a mirror is so chic you may not want to hide it.

Get the look​: Urban Outfitters Ella Over-the-Door Vanity Mirror Shelf, $79

5. Try adding a towel rack.

Short on space for storing towels in your bathroom? This over-the-door rack will create the perfect area to hang bathing accessories and more.

Get the look​: Threshold Over-the-Door Towel Rack, $25.99

6. Install a bonus pantry.

If you need more room in your kitchen, over-the-door storage can help there, too. A hanging unit like this one will provide enough space for pantry overflow items or key cooking tools.

Get the look​: The Container Store Elfa Utility Kitchen Over-the-Door Rack, $127.50

7. Don't skimp on shelves.

Sneak an over-the-door storage unit that includes a shelf behind your bedroom door or in your front entryway. A stylish wicker option like this one can hang a dog leash, purse, or backpack.

Get the look​: Urban Outfitters Mason Over-the-Door Storage Shelf, $74

8. Store your shoes and save some space.

Storing all your shoes in one place can be a challenge. But this over-the-door organizer packs a serious punch with space to arrange up to 36 pairs.

Get the look​: Home Basics Over-the-Door Steel Shoe Rack, $58.99

9. Carve out more room in a cabinet.

A hanging metal basket like this one can make a world of difference in a cramped kitchen cabinet. It will help you easily access necessary supplies, so say goodbye to digging around in a drawer.

Get the look​: mDesign Hanging Kitchen Storage Basket, $24.99

10. Get smart with a hanging grid.

For a bonus storage solution, install a metal grid on the back of any door. You'll be able to attach baskets and hooks to keep your accessories streamlined. We love how this look lets you see every pair of shades at once.

Get the look​: The Container Store Heavy Duty Wall Storage, $59.99


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