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5 Creative Ways to Use Over-The-Door Storage

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We’ve all seen those plastic over-the-door shoe storage containers that are ubiquitous in college dorms. But while these may serve as creative space savers for your slip-ons, there are a number of ways that you can repurpose them to hold other items as well. It turns out that any small items in need of organization are fair game for this useful and versatile storage item. Here are some ideas to get you started on your next DIY organizational project, from Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte, North Carolina!

  1. Nail Polish Organizer

If you or your wife or daughter is a big fan of nail art, you know how easy it is to let your polish collection get out of hand. There are so many colors to be had and so many different shades. Have you really found the perfect nude yet? Or should you buy another bottle of OPI? While your fingers may be flawless, for the obsessive lacquerista, chances are the collection is getting a bit out of hand. Over the door storage is a great way to keep your collection organized, and the clear plastic version of these storage units will make it easy to find what you’re looking for.

  1. Toiletries

Tubes and bottles of body wash and shampoo, conditioner, and soap are all great items to buy in bulk at stores, but once you’ve saved money, now you have to find a way to save space. Use hanging over the door storage to keep your toiletries in check and out of the way for when you need them.

  1. Spice Rack

It’s not just in the bathroom that this organizational solution comes in handy. Try using hanging, over the door storage to organize your spices and keep your pantry up to date. You can have rows or columns to sort spices by flavor, so you could have a row of sweet tastes with cinnamon and vanilla in separate pouches, and a separate row for spicy. Just make sure to remember which is which!

  1. Jewelry

If you’ve got a large jewelry collection, this is a great way to keep it out of the way but easily accessible. Use separate pouches to store sets of earrings together so that you never end up with only half a pair again. This is a great way to organize bracelets and watches as well, but keep in mind that it probably won’t work for long pendant necklaces, which should be hung in order to prevent tangling.

  1. Condiments 

This is another way that you could use hanging storage in your kitchen or pantry. The slots that are meant for shoes are often the perfect size for things like bottles of ketchup, dressing, or hot sauce. Things that don’t need to be refrigerated, like peanut butter or unopened cans and bottles, can be stored in these over-the-door containers in order to free up valuable shelf space in small kitchens.

Another Option

When it comes to long-term storage solutions that beautify your home and increase your home’s potential value, think about custom or built-in solutions. These high-quality designs can be created at different price points to fit your budget and can give your long-term storage. Find closet design or other furniture storage systems from the local experts at Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte!

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