Uses for Over the Door Shoe Organizers

My husband came home from the hospital with an open wound that has to be changed every day. The home nurse ordered all the dressings, tape, saline, and bandages we needed. This will need to be done everyday for about 6 months. It was a huge box of supplies that we had to organize.


I had bought this shoe organizer and hadn't used yet. I sent my brother/caretaker to the dollar store and he bought 2 door hooks. It works beautifully to keep our supplies organized and with in quick reach.

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If you have a door you seldom close like I do or even if you do close it, you can often find hidden storage places.

craft supplies stored in back of door shoe storage bag

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The shoe organizers that you hang on a door are for more than shoes. I use on in my son's room for socks and underwear.

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I bought a shoe holder that I could hang on the back of my office door and instead of putting shoes in it, I use it to organize my photographs.

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February 12, 2010

I love over the door shoe organizers. They are great for a lot of those electronic gadgets with their manuals. I use to keep them in a drawer, this is so much easier.

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February 10, 2011

Keep a small hanging organizer near the changing area for those everyday baby essentials like diapers, wipes, pacifiers, socks, hats, brush, bows/clips, nail clippers, etc.

Small Shoe Organizer for Baby Essentials

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December 3, 2008

Hang and over-the-door shoe organizer in your garage or on/near whatever door you exit. In it, stash all the grab-n-go items you may need - umbrella, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. Everything will be in one place and ready for the road when you are!

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You can usually find plastic-pocket type "Shoe" holders at a dollar store. These are made from clear flexible vinyl pockets and are made to hang shoes on the wall or from a hanger in your closet. But you can also use them for many other things besides shoes.

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I hung one on the inside of a door near the pantry and use its pockets to keep all my large stash of dry mixes such as gravy mixes, dressings, and chili mixes. It's so handy and easy to pick the gravy mix I want, whether it is turkey gravy or beef. It holds a lot of packets.

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I have a smaller closet and I was always struggling to put everything where I could see it. Then I bought a small 24 pocket shoe organizer online and it changed everything. I fit anywhere from shoes to bath bombs to my hair styling tools in it. I love it!

An over the door shoe organizer with shoes, socks and other accessories stored inside.

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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


October 15, 20070 found this helpful

There are some dollar stores online. Why don't you try those?

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October 15, 20070 found this helpful

IKEA has some really inovative closet items and they are not expensive at all. They probably have them.

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By chris m (Guest Post)
October 17, 20070 found this helpful
then go to freecycle in your town-

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By mom-from-missouri (Guest Post)
November 12, 20070 found this helpful

Ours came from an RV dealer. They have lots of light weight storage items.

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January 15, 20080 found this helpful

I saw these at my local Family Dollar Store just yesterday. I didn't look at the price but I'm sure they were cheap.

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February 17, 20080 found this helpful

Hi and thank you to everyone for the helpful feedback. I have looked at the dollar stores, and the family dollar where I live, but the only place I found these was at Target and I had to pay too much I think. But they are so incredibly useful. I stick all the random toys and junk my boys leave around the apt. in this on the back of their door. So when they start to ask "Where's my.." they already know what my answer is "look on the back of your door honey" Wow, that silly shoe organizer makes 2BR apt living with two kids so much easier. Thanks everyone.

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By livia (Guest Post)
November 11, 20080 found this helpful

I bought them at walmart. I recently started researching online on best ways I can organize my closets and OMG, what a great idea it is to use these over the door shoe organizers. I even found an idea to use them in the linen closet or in the bathroom closet to keep random things like brushes and bath toys, I was so excited I took off to Walmart immediately and found them for a little less than $8.

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March 26, 2018

Store all sorts of craft supplies in the clear vinyl pockets of a shoe organizer that is designed to be hung over a door. This is a page about using an over the door organizer for crafts.

An over the door organizer filled with craft supplies.

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June 15, 2017

Shoe organizers can be used to save space and organize all sorts things. This is a page about organizing winter accessories in a pocketed shoe holder.

Shoe bag organizer for winter accessories.

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