Over-the-door organizers give you more floor space — these 9 are our faves

Knock knock, it’s extra storage!

Over-the-door organizers - one macrame over the door organizer in a bathroom, one over-the-door shoe organizer in white in a bedroom and a black plastic over-the-door-organizer
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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!

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.

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.

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.

Lauren Bradbury

Hey there! I'm Lauren, and I've been a writer now for over seven years (wow, that makes me feel old). During that time I've written about everything from celebrities to casino content, but nothing has made me "zing" quite as much as home and lifestyle pieces. I live in a beautiful Victorian terrace house in Kent with my husband and my naughty cocker spaniel puppy, and despite the leaking roof that we can't quite seem to fix, I've loved turning my house into a home. Sure, my eclectic mix of boho chic and maximalism sounds like a clashing nightmare, but it's MY clashing nightmare.