- Health & beauty storage
- For office & classroom organization
- Tidy up after kids
- Outdoor storage
- Kitchen & utility organization
- Clothing storage
- Seasonal uses
Normally, they're used for storing shoes, but why stop there? Today we're sharing 24 different uses for this handy shoe organizer that'll help you get organized once and for all.
Health & beauty storage
1. Organize makeup
Ever wondered where to store all of your palettes, foundations, and brushes? An over-the-door shoe organizer is the perfect makeup storage solution!
You'll be able to see where every mascara and lipstick is hiding. It's guaranteed to make getting out the door that bit easier each morning.
2. Storage for hair tools
There's just not enough places to store all of our hair tools and accessories. Store them vertically with this clever hanger. You could include:
- Hair Dryer
- Curling tongs
- Hair brushes
- Clips and pins
- Hair ties
- Hairsprays and styling products
NOTE: Leave hot tools to cool completely before storing them in the pockets.
3. Spares & backups
We love buying in bulk. It's great to have spares of all the essentials like toothpaste and shampoo. That way, you'll never be without. The only trouble can be finding an appropriate place to stash everything away.
An over-the-door shoe organizer makes the perfect place to store all of your spares. It's especially good for all the travel-sized shampoos that we love to sneak out of hotels!
4. First aid
You can even keep unsafe medicines higher up in the organizer so that they're away from small hands.
For office & classroom organization
Do you have a cluttered office? For those who have more stationery than they could use in a lifetime, we love this idea.
Pens, pencils and scissors look fabulous displayed in each pocket. Sort your stationery by colour for a bright, rainbow look.
6. Wrapping paper holder
Why not turn a shoe organizer into a wrapping paper station. Either add some elastic to hold the rolls in place, or cut along the bottom of the middle pockets to make a holder.
You can keep scraps of paper, rolls, scissors, tape, and gift bags in one handy place. This would be perfect for the office or a spare room.
7. Craft supplies
As well as wrapping paper, over the door organizers are perfect for sorting out all kinds of craft supplies. Whether you've got spools of thread or tubes of paint, the pockets will be perfect for easy access.
Cords and cables can be a nightmare to organize, but they don't have to be! Try this storage solution and never lose a cable again. You could even label each pocket for peace of mind.
9. Classroom storage for water bottles
Calling all primary school teachers! Are you fed up of water bottles spilling on desks? Pop up a shoe organizer in your classroom. It's the perfect solution for getting water bottles off the desks.
TOP TIP: Label each pocket with the names of the students so that bottles don't get mixed up.
10. Post organizer
Get to grips with all of the post that comes through your letterbox with, you guessed it, an over the door shoe organizer!
Tidy up after kids
11. Baby clothes & supplies
Baby blankets and clothes are just the right size. Babygrows, socks, nappies - you name it, it should fit!
12. Toy storage
Kids' rooms can be chaotic. If you're running out of room in the toy box, try making storage on the back of the door! The pockets in an organizer are perfect for holding Barbies, Hot Wheels and Lego.
13. Car Organizer
Besides the boot, cars don't have a whole lot of storage. This isn't helpful if you're on a long road trip, or if you're constantly dealing with the joys of messy children. With all that clutter and mess, your car won't stay clean for very long.
Cut an over the door organizer in half and attach it to the back of the headrest. We'd recommend you include:
- A bottle of water
- A first aid kit
- A small towel
- Chargers for your devices
- A torch
- Spare change
- A raincoat
14. Vertical garden
This one is perfect if you don't have much of a garden to work with. To make a vertical garden from an over the door organizer, cut some holes for drainage and fill each pocket with soil and seeds. You'll have a beautiful living wall in no time!
TOP TIP: Why not grow different herbs in each pocket? Add labels so you remember which is which.
15. Tent kitchen
This is a great little camping hack! A plastic organizer will be the perfect companion for any camping trip. Use it to store all of your essentials for cleaning and cooking. It'll keep everything clean, dry and off of the floor.
Kitchen & utility organization
16. Cleaning supplies
How do you organise your household cleaning kit? Shoe organizers are perfect for holding sprays, cloths, and gloves. Just grab what you need and go. We guarantee you'll want to spend more time cleaning when it's this easy!
For some, a spice rack just isn't big enough to store their collection of spices. If you're an avid cook, this could be a great solution for getting all of your spices organized. You could also use it to store sauces - as long as they can be kept at room temperature.
18. Fruit & vegetables
Could this be the solution to storing your root vegetables? Anything that can be stored at room temperature would fit perfectly into the pockets.
19. Lunch packing station
Packing a lunch can be a struggle. Make life easier by organizing snacks. You'll be able to see what you've got left and stock up accordingly. This system works well for kids too, giving them more independence to pack their lunches.
20. Vest tops
Why waste valuable wardrobe space on vest tops? Use an over the door shoe organizer to maximize your space. Fold each top in half, roll up and place into the pockets.
21. Packing tip for your hotel room
Make packing your suitcase a breeze with this handy tip. Pack smaller items into a shoe organizer, gently fold it up and place it in your suitcase. When you arrive at your destination, you can take the organizer out and hang it over the back of the door. How good is that?
If you've not got enough storage to have a designated sock drawer, this could be the answer.
TOP TIP: Use one or two pockets for storing odd socks. If the other sock doesn't turn up after a few months, consider using them for fun crafts.
23. DIY advent calendar
Looking for an affordable DIY advent calendar idea? Jo from Chica and Jo has used a transparent organizer. They have 24 pockets, making them perfect for this use. Each numbered panel has been printed out and turns over to reveal part of the story for How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
24. Seasonal accessories
You've opened the door to leave the house, but it's much chillier than expected. Instead of wondering where you last left your hat and gloves, keep them close to hand in a pocket organizer.
You could also store summer essentials like insect repellant and sun cream.
Will you be giving any of these a try? Let us know in the comments below!