December 3, 2010

What have you used an over-the-door shoe organizer for?

Creative and useful storage is invaluable (as long as it’s in the budget). Don’t you agree? Like the day I decided to use wicker baskets for holding kids’ books. It was a perfect decorative solution – I can reuse the baskets at a later date – but for now they serve as easy access for my littles and they look cute on the bookcase.
Onto the next storage problem… daughter’s doll clothes collection. The clothes were stashed in a cute basket in her bookcase, but the clothes were getting wrinkled, lost, and weren’t getting used. I was on the hunt for a cheap solution for storing her doll clothes in a way that she could access easily and put them away by herself. I found this at American Girl (18 spots and $48 – adorable, but yikes!):
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That’s when I started looking for an over-the-door shoe organizer – I wanted it to be white (to coordinate with her room) and all fabric, no plastic. After about a month of looking, I happened upon this one at Meijer for $5.99 – it has 24 spots, all fabric and white. Perfect! (I can’t find it online so it must be in-stores only.)   


So this has got me thinking of other uses for these nifty little organizers – have you used an over-the-shoe organizer for something other than shoes?

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