When you’re short on storage, one of the best places to look is not under the furniture but on the door. With simple over-the-door organizers, it’s amazing how much floor and closet space you can spare for other important things in your apartment. Here are a few ideas to make the most of your doors, room by room.
The options are endless for what you can store over the door in your bedroom. Best of all, your bedroom likely has multiple doors within it. Over-the-door shoe organizers are one of the more popular solutions. Depending on the model, it can fit anywhere from ten to a couple dozen pairs. For sweatshirts and jackets, look for coat hooks that hang from the door.
When bathroom storage space is tight, the door can be a lifesaver. Use hooks to hang towels and robes, or get a multi-compartment organizer for small items like loofahs and washcloths, hair products and toiletries. You can even find models that have a built-in mirror. Over-the-door towel racks are also widely available.
The doors in this room may include the patio/balcony door, main entrance door and coat closet. If that’s the case, opt for the coat closet. Use the inside of the closet door for things like umbrellas, hats and gloves, reusable shopping bags and sunglasses. If the coat closet is a bit of a catchall, you have even more options to consider.
One truly genius solution is an over-the-door ironing board, or even a complete ironing station (similar to those found in hotel rooms). You can also find organizers designed specifically for those impossible-to-store rolls of wrapping paper.
In the kitchen, expand your definition of door to include cupboards. The inside of a cabinet door is the perfect place to store small items like spices, takeout menus, plastic bags, dish towels and cookbooks. Under the sink, use this space for sponges, rags or trash bags.