Today I’ve got to share one of my favorite little tools for organizing just about anything! This one item is so versatile and useful! I love it when you figure out a new way to use an organization tool! This pocket shoe organizer is being used for so much more than shoes! Here are just a few ways you can use this little gem!
Use it in the Pantry
In my last home I had a really small pantry, but don’t get me wrong, I was grateful to at least have a pantry. It was my first pantry and it was awesome to have one. One of my favorite ways to utilize that space better was to use an over-the-door shoe organizer for any small individually wrapped items, especially snacks for the kids. I loved it so much that I took it with me to my current house! I currently have a wonderful pantry, but I still love this organization method because it is so convenient and easy. My kids love it too. They easily see what they can choose for a snack. Like I said, this has been great for my family, but I can see how some kids might need to learn some snack discipline with so much within reach and easy to see. 😉
I don’t want to damage my door frame or door, so I have some utility Command hooks to hold the organizer on the door. Each of these hooks is supposed to hold about 5 pounds, so I figure I should be good at up to 15 pounds. It’s worked out perfectly so far!
Coat Closet or Mudroom Organization
This year, I took this idea a step further. I purchased another over-the-door shoe organizer and some more hooks (I used medium wire hooks for this one because it has holes for four instead of just three) and attached it to the inside of my coat closet door. This has been WONDERFUL! Now we can miraculously find our hats and gloves quickly! And we discovered that we have a lot more hats and gloves than we thought. 😉
If you’re really feeling organized and on the ball, you can assign and label a row or a few pockets to family individuals. When the season is over, fill the pockets with other seasonal items. Or just remove the organizer from the hooks and roll it on up with the items inside the pockets, stash it away for next year. Love it! Again, I use the Command hooks because they protect my door, are easy to remove, and keep it in place! Of course, you can just use the over-the-door hardware that comes with the organizer.
I have yet to do this… but I think it’s incredibly genius!
Photo Credit: Starling-Travel
I thought this was such a great idea for organizing toys! Kids don’t have to dump a bucket of stuff out in order to find what they’re looking for… that’s assuming they put their toys away in the pockets when they are done with them! Perfect for barbies, stuffed animals, cars… as long as you get the clear shoe organizers, I think this just might work!
Photo Credit: A Girl and a Glue Gun
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Organize Gardening Tools
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Organize Art and School Supplies
I loved this example from I Can Teach My Child… perfect for teachers, homeschoolers, and crafty folks!
Organize Your Cleaning Supplies
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What are your favorite ways to use a pocket shoe organizer?
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