Store Surplus Supplies
The back of a door gives you endless storage, if you fill it up right. Melaine of My Sweet Savannah maximized every inch of her laundry room door with a hanging organizer from Home Depot. A coat of chalkboard paint helps her label supplies.
Jot Down Reminders
A coat of chalkboard paint turns the back of a medicine cabinet into a notepad for reminders, shopping lists, and personalized notes. Plus, Katherine from Inspire, Design, & Create added a pop of robin egg blue to make the standard cabinet more cheerful.
Bag Everything Up
Towel hooks screwed into the door can hang totes full of items to make them easy to grab on the go or, like in this case, simply keep them off the floor. Here, Play Chic Interiors arranged the matching totes to serve as stuffed animal storage.
Stash Spices Away
Free up drawer space and countertops by collecting spices just inside a kitchen cabinet. Anna from Door Sixteen picked up her hanging racks from IKEA to fit 18 of her most-used herbs and spices.
Tame a Collection of Tools
Hang spare tool belts on the back of a door for a real DIY take on the over-the-door shoe organizer concept. Here, as demonstrated by Family Handyman, it makes perfect sense to stuff with essential tools, adhesives, and brushes.
Sneak in a Sliver More
For difficult to access closet space, a pocket door made of pegboard slides out to offer sneakier storage. Kristin from the Hunted Interior designed hers to hang slim tools and supplies.
A handmade organizer displays silk scarves on the back of the bedroom door so any style is easy to spot and snatch on the way out in the morning. Fashion designer Sally Ann handcrafted hers by gluing clothespins to a length of crown molding, and strung it up on a towel hook.
That's a Wrap
Towel racks installed to the back of the door make it easy to hang buckets, baskets—even rolls of wrapping paper. Stefanie of Brooklyn Limestone used shower curtain clips to clasp one end of a roll and hang it from the bar.
String Jewelry in Plain Sight
Jewelry need not tangle inside a box—make your accessories accessible by hanging each on the back of a door with a hook. Here, Jillee at One Good Thing by Jillee repurposed a thread rack into a jewelry organizer to let her favorite beads dangle.
If you're interested in more organizational tips, consider:
Get Organized: 25 Clever Ideas for Repurposed Storage
10 Thrifty DIY Ways to Organize Your Home
Kitchen Cures: The Perfect Solution for Every Unruly Drawer
If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!