Closet Door Storage Space ~ Day #31

Don't Ignore Your Doors - solutions for behind the door storage It has come to my attention that there are naked closet doors out there in the world.  Say what?  It’s a tragedy I tell you!  I have failed you and not done my job properly because no behind the door should be left bare and exposed when extra storage space is needed.  No way, we’ve got to fix this!  Now I’m talking about closets with actual doors obviously rather than bi-folds or sliders.  However if you don’t have a closet with an actual door please know that these tips can apply to ANY door….front or back.  Plus even with bi-fold doors you can always add a hook over the top for extra storage on front.  I’ll show you an example below.  But right now, take a walk around your home and check the backs of all your doors.  Are there some that are lonely and in need of some loving?  These are prime organizing spaces that shouldn’t be taken for granted people.  Oh no!

So let’s take a tour of some possible ways we can cover those doors up and maximize your storage!

Closet Door Storage Space:

Bags and purses hung with Command hooks

bags on the back of door

bags on the inside of door

Of course robes, coats, sweaters, etc

bathrobes on back of door

A jewelry organizer hung up takes advantage of vertical space (also hung with Command hooks)

jewelry storage on back of door

These Gear Pocket Organizers work awesome to store hats and mitts

Hats and mitts on the door

These clear pocket over the door organizers store office supplies, hair products, socks, underwear, scarves, belts, makeup whatever your little heart desires!

office supplies on door

Angie wrote a guest post here not too long ago talking about these awesome wire over the door shelves she picked up at Target.

wire rack on the back of door

And if you are really short on space or can’t access the back of your closet door add an over the door hook onto the front of your closet like below.

bag on front of door

Hopefully these closet door solutions give you some ideas to use in your own home depending on your needs.  The possibilities are endless!  Determine what you lack space for and then see if there is a way you could utilize your closet door space for storage.

Thanks everyone for hanging with me for this 31 days to organized closets series.  It’s been a lot of work as I’m so not use to posting everyday but it’s also been fun and I’m really hoping it proves to be helpful to someone somewhere.  Do you think you’ll be able to implement any of the solutions you’ve seen here over the past 31 days?

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14 Responses to Closet Door Storage Space ~ Day #31

  1. 1
    Hilda @ From Overwhelmed To Organized says

    Naked closet doors LOL! I was waiting for a post on back of the door organizers Laura and you didn’t disappoint. I LOVE using vertical space that’s otherwise wasted. Not very many naked doors in my house 🙂 Thanks for a GREAT series!

    • 1.1
      Laura says

      LOL…glad you liked that. Saved the best for last! 🙂

  2. 2
    Tiffany says

    I dunno. I think if you have to use this space, you have too much stuff. Just because it’s organized, doesn’t mean it’s necessary.

    • 2.1
      Laura says

      If you live in a small house sometimes you have to make use of every available square inch, it definitely takes some creativity.

  3. 3
    Wendy, A Day in the LIfe on the Farm says

    Hi Laura,

    I also use the back of my door in the dining area to hold a multi-level over the door towel rack. It is perfect for holding my tablecloths so that they don’t get folding creases in them.

    • 3.1
      Laura says

      Love that idea!

  4. 4
    Jan says

    I never understand how to get those over the door type hangers to work? All my doors have an inner trim on the frame and the door sits flush up against the door frame. There is no gap at the top

    • 4.1
      Laura says

      That’s where Command Hooks will come in real handy 🙂

    • 4.2
      Mike Tassin says

      Jan, have you seen the Cabidor that uses a patented bracket to couple an enclosed cabinet to the hinge pin of your door? Cabidor won the “Best Overall New Product” at the International Home and Houseware Show!

  5. 5
    Rebecca says

    I need to ask. Love the stripped yellow and white bag. Where is it from?

    • 5.1
      Laura says

      Rebecca it was from Walmart this past summer….I think I paid $20 for it. I love it too! 🙂

  6. 6
    Martin Richards says

    It is very usefull specially in small houses and looking awesome.

  7. 7
    Amy Ferster says

    We spend a lot of time in the camper durring the summertime. My husband and I have three boys so space is limited. Things like over the door hangers, command hooks and baskets on wire shelvesare lifesavers. Thank you for your closet and small spaces ideas. I have to change what I’m doing every few years because my boys out grow what’s working at that moment. Thanks again.


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