15 Ways To Use The Back Of A Closet Door For Storage And Organization
When it comes to organizing and storage in your home, don’t forget about the back of your closet doors! This hidden gem of a spot is a perfect space for gaining extra storage. We all have them, so why not put them to good use?
Use the back of a pantry door for storing pot lids. Build your own rack or mount several curtain rods to the back of your door.
Adjustable shelf strips can be added to back of a closet door and configured to store anything you can think of. Here it’s used on the back of a door to hold kitchen supplies.
Jen used this idea to store her wrapping paper and supplies. Click on the link below the image to see exactly how she did it.
I sure could have used this idea back in the days when my daughter was a baby!
Use this system to hold all of your purses. The system simply hooks to your door.
Probably the easiest storage solution of all, is a hanging shoe bag. Think outside of the box when it comes to how to use one.
If you have little ones in your house, I bet you can relate to the problem of where to keep all of those stuffed animals. I think those things must multiply during the night!
Image from Mommo Design – Original photo source unknown
Here’s another nemesis for a lot of us. Toys. These Barbies are hanging on the outside of the closet door, but simply hang the shoe bag on the inside of the door to completely hide them.
Shoe bags are a great option for holding all sorts of little toys.
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Use a shoe bag to hold gloves, mittens, hats and scarves.
Save precious under cabinet or shelf storage for something else and keep cleaning supplies at your fingertips.
Shoe bags are great for school and art supplies too.
Keep home office clutter to a minimum by storing miscellaneous office supplies on the inside of a closet door.
The back of this bedroom door holds a little bit of everything.
Are you a crafter? Here’s a storage system simply hangs over a closet door.
The back of a pantry door makes a great place to store brooms and mops. These are stored on the back of a cabinet door, but you could do the same thing on a closet door.
The possibilities for utilizing the inside of closet doors for storage are endless!
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You are so right about doors going unused. Most of our closet doors are the sliding louvered doors. Can’t do too much with those although we do have some doors I’m looking to improve. The kitchen one has a fairly large pantry area and I certainly can do something for hanging my aprons and brooms and mops. Thank you Suzy for the inspiration. Have a nice weekend.
I’m glad you found some ideas, Marisa. I wish that Pinterest had been around to inspire me back in the days when my daughter was little. I sure could have used this idea for storing diapers and stuffed animals! Hope you have a nice weekend too.
So many great ideas! The scarves one is maybe my favorite since my scarves usually end up in a tangled heap in the floor during winter. Can’t wait to try some of these!
What a great bunch of ideas! Thanks for the inspiration. Gotta go look at all of my doors now 😉
Loads of inspiration in here! Pinned for future reference because this girl plans on doing some serious organization in the Fall.
I love all these ideas! Some of them look pretty fancy even! Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!
I love the door ideas! Especially the lids! Pinned it to come back to. Thank you for sharing.
I know, Debbie – my friend’s hubby built the rack for her when they remodeled their kitchen and I think it’s genius! Glad you enjoyed all of these ideas.
love all the ideas thanks for sharing pinned have a great day
Thanks, Lorraine. I hope you have a great day too!
I am using the shoe holder to hold cleaning supplies, and love it! Everything stays together. I have a bag dispenser beside it which holds my cleaning rags. I love all these ideas!
Hi Kathy. Love your idea for using a bag dispenser to hold rags! I’ll have to give that a try.
So many great ideas to use that little used extra space. I have shoe bags on the back of most of my closet doors and use them to organize all sorts of things. Love your new series. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy
Wow, great ideas for extra storage. I know a few doors that I am going to have to utilize for this new project. Thanks for all your inspiring ideas.
Thank you for the inspiration. I’m always looking for storage and I think I found some for craft material. Thanks.
What a smart use of space! Wish I would have had that when I had all of those little army men to contend with!!
I love the handbag organizer! I use the shoe organizer on my pantry door to keep all of those little things in sight. Thanks for some great ideas!
Love all of these ideas! Thanks for sharing.
Love, love, love all these storage ideas! ALMOST makes me wish I had small children again (only ALMOST). Ha ha
Some great ideas! I wish I had a cleaning closet for my vacuum etc. Right now it’s stuck in the guest room closet.
Love Love the storage ideas on the back of doors I needed these Thank you and God Bless
I so love these ideas. Recently I used the back of my closet door to use Command hooks to hang all my necklaces. Looks so good but a bit noisy when I open the door. Still working on it.
Also, I used the back of my linen closet and utilized my old shoe bag to hang folded house flags (seasonal). They all look great now & I can see each one quickly now. Back of my pantry door holds all my baggies and aluminum foils as well as saran wrap as well as my cooking silt pad. I love being organized.
In My Wee Abode, I only have two ‘normal’ doors: the one entering my home and the bathroom door. The bathroom door is home to my ironing board and iron (with a pretty cover that coordinates with my bathroom, of course! 😉 ) My entry door goes directly into my kitchen, so I am thinking of making it a spice/bottle rack to hold pretty labeled spices, oils, etc. 🙂
Wow! I love all of these ideas! I plan on doing the one with the lids to the pans. I currently have mine thrown in a container. I love all the ideas for the toys and dolls too.