Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tip of the Day: Using Hanging Shoe Organizers

Shaylie displaying our pantry "shoe organizer."
A few years ago, I discovered hanging shoe dividers for my kids to hang on their closet doors and avoid the jumble of shoes that results in the bottom of their closet without any organizers.  This also helped solve the problem of lost shoes.

About a year ago, I heard of using these shoe organizers in the kitchen.  I hung one organizer inside my pantry door.  I put in various items such as jello boxes, Kool-Aid packets, seasoning packets, and other items that fit.

I recently read an article that mentioned different uses for hanging shoe organizers.  I've listed some of my favorites, but the possibilities are endless!

Hang an organizer in your front hall by your front door.  In the pockets, you can put sunscreen, sunglasses, umbrellas, dog leashes, water bottles, snacks, and any other items that you tend to forget as you're running out the door.

Place one organizer in your mud room.  Fill the compartments with winter items, such as mittens, hats, flashlights, extra socks, and anything else that might be needed in frigid temperatures.

In the gardening shed, the hanging organizer can be used to put seed packets in, different gardening tools,  various plant food packets, gardening gloves, and popsicle sticks to label garden areas or rows.

By hanging this organizer in your bathroom, you can separate hair elastics from brushes and combs, add toilet paper, washcloths, medications, soaps, etc.

This is such a versatile, inexpensive organizing tool and can be used anywhere in the house while at the same time being out of the way and hidden behind a door.  What a great idea!


  1. I use one on the back of my closet door to capture all the randomness of my life. They are great!

  2. I use it in our hallway closet to organize all misc. office supplies (stapler, pens, Post-It notes, tape, etc.)


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