Cabinet door organizers make it extremely easy to access frequently used items. These “doorganizers” turn kitchen, bathroom and office cabinet doors into space-saving storage solutions.
Over-the-door cabinet organizers are probably the most popular type, but there are also magnetic and door-mounted styles worth considering. Here are three different kinds of cabinet door organizers that have multiple uses:
- Over-door towel racks with baskets perform double duty by utilizing both sides of a cabinet door. The outside section is a towel bar–handy for keeping a dish towel or hand towel at your fingertips; the other side is a basket where you can store everyday supplies. Items up to 10.25 inches high, such as bottles of mouthwash or cans of shaving cream, will fit in the Towel Rack With Basket (pictured); smaller supplies, such as sponges and scrubbers (up to 5 inches tall), can be stored in the Over Door Towel Rack with Basket. (If you just want a cabinet door towel holder without storage, there are many different types to choose from here. Or if you want only an over-door storage basket without a towel bar, those are readily available too.)
- Magnapods are 1-inch-deep clear plastic containers that magnetically adhere to the inside of steel-framed cabinet doors. Ideal for medicine cabinets, they’re also useful for small office supplies when attached inside or outside metal office cabinet doors, drawers or file cabinets.
- Wall-mounted spice racks can be mounted inside a cabinet or a cupboard door, and their storage uses aren’t limited to spice jars–they can also hold items such as nail polish bottles, vitamin and pill bottles, and small arts and crafts supplies.The steel wire Three Tier Spice Rack features three shelves, spaced 6 inches apart; as with most wall-mounted spice racks, the top shelf is open allowing for containers of different heights.
Is your purse like a black hole that constantly swallows up your wallet, keys, phone, glasses, pens, coupons or whatever else you’re frantically looking for? An organized purse may seem unattainable, but there’s hope.
Purse organizer inserts not only make sure your purse stays organized, they also make it easy to switch purses. These handy handbag organizers feature interior and exterior compartments sized to neatly hold just about everything you like to carry in your purse. Here are three examples of purse organizer inserts that can create and maintain order inside even the most chaotic purses:
- Pouchee Purse Organizers feature nine exterior pockets (including one that’s perfect for holding pens), two metal ring handles at the top, and a magnetic snap closure. The interior has three main divided sections, one zipper pocket inside (ideal for carrying cash), two small interior side pockets and a wide slip pocket sized for receipts or coupons. The Pouchee is available in several styles and a range of colors and materials.
- Chameleon Handbag Inserts come in six sizes and both a structured and unstructured version, all with 16 pockets; one of the designs even has a removable pocket.
- The RFID Blocking Purse Organizer provides plenty of pockets inside and out, plus protection from tech-savvy identity thieves with long-distance RFID readers. It features RFID blocking technology that prevents unauthorized access to credit card numbers and other personal information. The four inside pockets are elasticized at the top; there’s also a large central interior pocket, three open outside pockets and a long zippered outside pocket.
For other purse organization ideas, check out my purse organizing tips and purse storage solutions.
Shoe organizers now come in almost as many varieties and styles as shoes do. There are so many different kinds of shoe racks, shoe cubbies, underbed shoe chests, stackable shoe drawers, hanging shoe shelves, acrylic shoe boxes….the options can almost make your head spin.
To save you time (and space), I’ve narrowed the list down to focus on only the most space-efficient types of shoe organizers:
- Over-the-door shoe racks are designed to hang on hinged closet or bedroom doors, and feature shelves or compartments sized to hold multiple pairs of shoes. They’re great for keeping shoes off the floor and making footwear easy to see at a glance (and also easy to access). This type of shoe storage system comes in a wide variety of configurations and materials. For example, the steel and plastic 36-Pair Over the Door Shoe Rack has 12 tiers that are each able to hold up to three pairs of shoes; its two over-the-door hanging hooks make it simple to hang the rack on any door measuring a maximum of 1-1/2 inches thick. If you have fewer than 36 pairs of shoes, there are other racks that hold anywhere from 18 to 30 pairs.
- Revolving shoe racks are freestanding yet have a small footprint (no puns intended)–they only take up about one square foot of floor space. Each of the tiers rotate individually and can be adjusted up or down the pole to accommodate different sizes of shoes.
- Under-bed shoe storage is best for shoes that aren’t used frequently, since they’re not as easily accessible as shoe racks. But this type of shoe storage lets you utilize your under-bed area while keeping dust bunnies out. One good choice is the Under Bed Shoe Organizer–it features a dust-defying clear zippered lid, 16 compartments (for storing up to 16 pairs of shoes) and a handle on one end so you can pull it out like a drawer. A smaller but more deluxe version with cedar inserts is also available.