As my therapist has begrudgingly heard me tell them many times, I think I have a lot of problems in my life. But you wanna know the biggest one of them all? MY LACK OF STORAGE. Yep, that demands capital letters, because anyone who also has zero storage space in their apartment will know that it’s a real issue with serious consequences. But, rest assured I am now taking full advantage of allll of the organization products I can get my hands on — including over-the-door organizers that don't take away any of my precious floor space. Genius!
After all, doors are basically just flat cabinet space, right? Just one or two internal doors provide one or two extra spaces for organization, and I’m honestly upset with myself that I never thought of it that way before. But you’ll be happy to know that I’m now a changed woman and every. single. door. in my apartment is now being used to its full advantage.
The nine over-the-door organizers I have featured below aren’t just approved by me and the Real Homes team, though. They’re also some of the best out there from stores such as Wayfair, Amazon, and Walmart. Of course, I only want the best for you — which is why I’ve made sure that every product on this list is rated highly by real customers. And it seems as though they can’t get enough of these budget-friendly and rental-friendly over-the-door organizers.
Prepare to become obsessed.
The most genius over-the-door organizers for your home
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Over-the-door organizers for shoes
Whether you own 100 pairs of sneakers or you’re more of a jeans-nice-top-and-heels kinda gal, any kind of shoe organizer really will change the game. That’s because shoes can take up a huge amount of floor space, and most small space dwellers don’t have room for giant shoe racks in their closets. By utilizing the dead space on the front or back of any internal door, you can keep your shoes in one place. Plus, they’re super easy to reach and organize. Simply pull out your pair for the day, and you're good to go!
Size (in.): L7.5 x W21.6 x H69
Made from: Metal, mesh
Walmart’s organization section is ICONIC. It has so many amazing products, from closet organizers to meal prep containers, but that doesn’t mean that I’m just going to gloss over its over-the-door shoe organizers. Oh no, girl. This 12-tier over-the-door shoe rack is everything a shoe lover could want or need, and it won’t break the bank either! There’s space for 36 pairs of shoes, and it’s even been designed with tear-resistant mesh so it won’t fall apart when you grab your shoes in a hurry. And while you can drill this one into your door for extra strength if you want, there’s no need to. Your landlord will thank you for that!
Size (in.): H70 x W19 x D1.25
Made from: Ethylene vinyl acetate
If you’re looking for a no-frills over-the-door shoe organizer that just does the job without screaming for extra credit, this li’l Target number has your back. This pick will only set you back $12 (!!!) and it can hold 26 pairs of shoes. I’m no math wizard, but I’m pretty sure that means you can upgrade your shoe organization for just 50 cents a pair. Yep, there are so many ways to create the perfect apartment on a budget. No, you don’t have to spend your monthly Starbucks allowance to do it. We love a money-saving queen.
Size (in.): H71 x W22.5 x D7.4
Made from: Plastic
There’s nothing more annoying than tripping over shoes you left on the floor, but this bad boy won’t ever let that happen again! The plastic over-the-door shoe organizer can not only fit 36 pairs of shoes, but the steel bars are also slip-resistant, meaning they won’t fly off the rack when you slam your bedroom door like you’re the ~main character~ in a romantic drama. And as if that wasn’t enough, you don’t need any tools to assemble this shoe organizer. So, you won’t need to call your dad for help with this one.
Over-the-door organizers for jewelry
Although jewelry boxes are super cute, they’re not always the most practical way to keep your jewelry safe. Before you know it, your necklaces intertwine to become one giant jumble of chain, pairs of earrings become solo artists, and rings constantly go missing. That’s why jewelry organizers are taking the internet by STORM. These over-the-door organizers give your jewelry their own little cubby holes, and they keep all of your accessories in check.
Size (in.): H35 x W16.5 x D1
Made from: Polyvinyl chloride, plastic
A genius idea, right? This over-the-door jewelry organizer is basically like a shoe organizer… for your jewelry! It’s a simple product, but one that makes SO much sense. And what’s even better is that this dual-sided over-the-door jewelry organizer has 40 pockets so that you can separate your bracelets and your earrings, but that’s not all. On the other side, there are 20 hooks and loops for extra storage, making this the perfect place for you to hang your necklaces so they don’t get tangled. But once your jewelry is organized, make sure you clean your silver properly.
With a mirror
Size (in.): H47.2 x W14.57 x D3.94
Made from: High-density board, glass, velvet
An over-the-door jewelry organizer that’s also a hanging mirror with LED lights? Shut up and take my money! Of course, this Walmart organizer is the most expensive item on this list, but if you’re someone who likes to spend a little more on products that truly serve, then this certainly ticks a lot of organizational boxes. Inside the cabinet, there’s so much space for you to hang your jewelry, and there are even a few shelves and drawers for you to store anything else. When the cabinet is closed, you can check yourself out in the perfect lighting. Could this BE any cooler?
Size (in.): H34 x W13 x D0.2
Made from: Wood, metal, cotton
Anyone that knows me will know that I’m big into macrame. So, I had to include this macrame jewelry organizer on the list, even though you will need to buy a separate hook to ensure that it can hang over the door. But it’ll be worth it, right? This macrame organizer is perfect for those who want to keep their things as aesthetic as possible, and I’m obsessed with this boho vibe. It’s also super practical. This organizer features 30 hooks for you to hang your necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more. Say buh-bye to tangled necklaces for good, folks!
Over-the-door organizers for bathrooms
Just because you have a small bathroom doesn’t mean you have to skimp on bathroom products. Sure, you can declutter… but you don’t have to throw everything away. That’s because over-the-door organizers are perfect for people in small apartments who don’t have space for large cabinets, racks, or other bathroom organization products that use up floor space. After all, you can just pop these things on the back of your door and move on with your twelve-step skincare routine! You could use them for towels, cleaning products, or cosmetics. The choice is yours.
Easy to clean
Size (in.): H39.8 x W18.5 x D6.62
Made from: Metal, plastic
What’s better than one extra shelf in your bathroom? It’s four extra shelves in your bathroom, duh! And that’s exactly what this Wayfair over-the-door organizer has to offer. By hooking this product onto the back of your door, you can instantly up your storage space and organize your small bathroom. What’s even better is the fact that this organizer is made from plastic, so it can withstand the steam and the heat that comes from your hour-long showers. Because half an hour just isn’t enough, right?
Size (in.): H34 x W13 x D4.7
Made from: Canvas, plastic, metal
You already know how I feel about macrame… but macrame in a bathroom? Yup, I’m swooning. This macrame over-the-door organizer is what bathroom dreams are made of, and it’s fair to say that I love the mix of practicality and prettiness. With three large pockets and two smaller pockets, this product is a great place to store washcloths, toilet paper, cleaning products, or haircare products. Plus, it’s made with highly durable canvas, which means that you can load it up without worrying about it breaking under pressure.
Size (in.): H19.13 x W17.52 x D5.75
Made from: Steel, canvas
Let’s be honest, towels normally take up the most space in any bathroom. And if your landlord wasn’t generous enough to install a rack or rail, where the heck are you supposed to keep them? Well, this over-the-door towel bar could be a good option. Not only does this bad boy offer 11 pockets for extra storage, but the extra rails and hooks give you space to hang towels and other shower accessories. There really is so much extra space to play with here, which is why I can’t believe this organizer is less than $30!
What do you put in an over-the-door organizer?
While I’d love to give you a list of all the things that you could put in an over-the-door organizer, I’d be here all day. Over-the-door organizers can be used anywhere and everywhere in your apartment. “Understanding the difference between items that are sentimental and those that you’ve just had for years is key," says organization expert Vicky Silverthorn. "This allows you to easily part with items that are just taking up space and might even be able to make you some money.” And when you’ve ditched the items in your apartment that you no longer need (yep, I’m talking about the 10 different macaroni necklaces you made in the second grade) you can use an over-the-door organizer for everything else. Of course, the best way to do this is to separate by room. You can keep books in an over-the-door organizer in your living room, pots and pans in the kitchen, shoes in the bedroom, jewelry in your closet, towels and cleaning supplies in your bathroom, and so much more!
How we chose these over-the-door organizers
You’ll find that a lot of the over-the-door organizers on this list have been featured elsewhere on our site in other organization guides, and that’s not just because the Real Homes team loves them on a personal level. We only recommend products that come highly recommended by other customers, so you can fall in love with them too.
Where to buy over-the-door organizers
Find your perfect over-the-door organizers to add some extra storage to your space by visiting some of our favorite retailers, as listed below.