I have one in the bathroom for brushes, hair products etc. One in my cellar way for spray paints,poly etc. One in each kids room for whatever they use; hair stuff, cars, crayons, etc. I am working on making my own for my kitchen to hang on stove for spices, utensils, etc. Some of my cans are actually the lumineers I made for a party this summer.
By Moonseekerjade from Onset, MA
If you have children, you could hang one by the back door or in your coat hanging area. One row of pockets could also be used to place papers/notes that need to go back to school the next day or to leave lunch money. Everyone could personalize to their own use. Decorating with fabric paint for names, labels, pictures, etc. would be really nice, too!
By Linda from Fort Smith, AR
There's one inside the basement door for scissors, tape and things of that nature. Just be sure to put a plastic container in one of the pockets for scissors, so the tips won't poke through
By MarilynLV from Indian Orchard, MA
From the shoe holder, I take the pictures and put them in photo albums. The shoe holder can be used to store all sorts of things, not just photographs. Store office supplies like scissors, stapler, pens, pencils, white out, etc. Bathroom supplies like door brushes, combs, extra soap, toothpaste, make-up, etc. It really has cleared off my desk and made it much easier to find things.
By CaroleeRose from Madison, AL
Clean up is easy. They are easily transported to my work area wherever it may be. Saves a lot of space as well and I can store a lot of goods. I have been doing this for years and find it works for me!
By Shirley from Mesa, AZ
I hang one on the wall in my sewing/craft room to hold my jewelry making tools and crochet hooks. I hang several in the garage to store and separate my sockets, screws, bolts, S-hooks, and other small tools. I bet they'd also be great hung on the back of a utility closet door, to store cleaning supplies. Or as a jewelry organizer to store bracelets, broaches, and other jewelry!
They might also make a great "ribbon-on-a-roll" organizer and also make a handy place to store and catalog your knitting needles, or your sewing supplies like: elastic, Velcro, thread, and bias-tape.
By Cyinda from Seattle
Plastic over-the-door shoe organizers: seems every time you really look for something, is the time you cannot find it. I have seen these before, at the Dollar General, at the Dollar Tree, and neither is carrying them now, and I refuse to pay a fortune for such a thing. Does anyone know where else I could look to find these on the cheap?
Carrie from Iowa City, IA
Oops. I forgot to tell you it was Dollar Tree.
Tips and ideas for using hanging shoe organizers, other than for organizing shoes. Post your ideas.
By Katie A.
You can also use them for jewelry sets or necklaces. Or hair ornaments for a little girl that has a lot of barrettes or bands. Dana from Maryland (01/10/2005)
The Dollar Store carries the clear plastic shoe bags for $1.00! (06/06/2005)