I wanted to share one of my favorite organizing tips I found years ago. I love Real Simple Magazine, as many of you who follow my blog know. I happened to see a great idea for storing all those odds and ends that would otherwise end up in a junk drawer and not being found when you need them – an over-the-door shoe organizer.
I do use one of these on my closet door for shoes, but I have another in my hall/entry closet. It is so convenient to access and so easy to find what we need. My last one had clear pockets so we could see what was in each compartment. However, after that one started to rip (after several years of use), we bought a new one. The new one we got from Target has translucent pockets, though.
So now that it is not so easy to see what is inside, I made labels on the computer and slapped them on! I do have a label-maker, but I am out of label tape and figured it might use a whole roll to label all those pockets. Here is the end result:
Items we store in the organizer:
– gloves and hats (lots)
– scissors and box cutter
– tape measure
– and more.
Do you have a neat organizing trick you have found that works great? Please share in the comments section!