Over the Door Organizer for Winter Storage

Have you seen all the cool uses for over the door organizers?
I have seen them for shoes, in pantries for smaller items, craft rooms, and even had a friend use one at her wedding in the bridal suite for anything and everything you might have forgotten but need!
It was great but none of these were things I could really use in my life.

That was until I realized that Matt and I have a big problem.
We love winter accessories!
To the point that some might consider it an addiction?
We can’t help ourselves when we see a cool hat or scarf we just have to have them!

What that love of winter has left us with is an abundance of hats, scarves, and gloves.
In the amount of two large totes!

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As great as the totes are for storing the items, they are horrible for being able to see what we have.

My solution …

An over the door shoe organizer!

Over the Door Organizer by: theDIYvillage.com

I picked this one up for $ 8.99 at Home Goods.

It’s perfect for all of my favorite accessories!

Storage Ideas by: theDIYvillage.com

We can easily see what we have without digging through the totes.

Storage Ideas by: theDIYvillage.com

It’s slim so it hardly takes up any space in our coat closet and leaves the floor area tote free …

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for the occasional nosey visitor!

Do you use and over the door organizer for anything other than shoes?

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  1. says

    We have been using this exact idea for a number of years already with our 5 kids. We have a clear organizer so they can see what is in each pocket. We also designated 1 row per child – bottom for the youngest, higher up for the oldest. The top row is all the extras they have kicking around. It is easy for them to return their stuff and easy for them to find. It has been the perfect solution for our very space-limited entrance!
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  2. says

    This is what we did in our old house. We put ours up next to the garage door, actually in the garage. It worked so well. In our new house, we have a mudroom and cubbies, but I’m actually thinking I might go back to this because it is easier to see what you have–and what might be missing!
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  3. says

    Just stopping by to let you know I featured this today on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing. :-) You can check out the feature here and grab a button: http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/01/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-35/

    Also, I have WAY too many shoes to use my shoe organizer for anything but shoes! But if I had a second one I would totally do this. And I really <3 your dog!
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