No matter how big our home is, there is still a need for accessible, convenient, sensible storage solutions. Believe it or not, my favorite organizing tool is the humble over-the-door pocket organizer – you know, that thing that was originally intended as shoe storage.
They come in clear vinyl, canvas, white with colored trim – all sorts of colors, materials and price points. This one is from Lowes and costs $15, but the vinyl versions are less than $10. So, where can you use them and what can you use them for? Here are a few ideas – you’ll find lots more on Pinterest, but these are some that I’ve used and that have worked great:
- In the closet to hold sets of mittens, gloves and hats
- In the pantry to hold water bottles »»
- In the broom closet to hold bottles of cleaning supplies
- In the playroom to hold Barbies and their clothes
- In the playroom to hold Legos, sorted by color or type of piece
- In the utility closet to hold umbrellas, batteries, lightbulbs, extension cords
- In the bathroom or linen closet to hold medicine and first aid supplies
- In the craft room to hold yarn, ribbon, crafting tools or rolls of vinyl
- In the bedroom to hold socks, underwear, camisoles,
- In the garage to hold garden tools and gloves
- In the garage to hold bug spray, sun screen and sun glasses
- Oh yeah, in the closet to hold shoes!
These are just a few ideas, there are countless others! If you’ve used one of these pocket organizers for a purpose I haven’t mentioned I’d love to share it; please send me a picture in the comments!