Storage Behind Closed Doors

I am on an organizing kick in my life right now.

It may have something to do with my new blog, Organize and Inspire.


final 1Every day I feature a new, amazing project from bloggers all over blogland.  They are tips and tricks on how to organize every area of your home.

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If you do not follow Organize and Inspire, I would love for you to subscribe via a reader or email subscription.

If you do follow O&I, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have!  It has certainly got me thinking about organizing my home better, and I have been inspired to do some of the projects myself.

One of the things that I have been so impressed with, as I have searched all over blogland for organizing inspiration, is the way that so many people have taken advantage of the “real estate” behind closed doors in their home.

You know what I mean.

When you open a closet or cabinet door, there is unused door space that is waiting for a purpose.


Why not use that space to help you become more organized?

I have several empty cabinet doors that I will be filling up with storage space soon, using the inspiration that I have found at Organize and Inspire.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ideas to share with you here.


To view each project, just click on the picture or the link below it.


The back of a kitchen cabinet door is a great place to store your spices.


They can also be used for a space to jot down lists or notes.

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Or store your measuring spoons…

Tidbits from the Tremaynes

You can create more storage by simply adding some peg board to the back of a cabinet door.


Here are a ton of great ideas for the inside of your cabinet doors from SAS Interiors…

Kitchen Organization: Ideas for storage on the inside of the kitchen cabinets by @Jenna_Burger,

Don’t forget the extra storage the inside of a cabinet door provides in the bathroom!


You can add contact paper to soup cans and create storage for your hair brushes.

The Creative Imperative

Don’t forget your closet doors either!

They make a great space for gift wrapping storage…

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Or for displaying colorful shoes…

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Or jewelry…

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Honey, We’re Home


Isn’t it amazing what you can do with the back of a door? Smile


Now get off the computer, walk around your home, and look at all the doors you have in your home.

I bet you have one or more doors in your home just waiting for a new purpose in life!


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  1. I like your ideas and they look great but I am just considering the fact that if you filled your cupboards so you fixed things the back of the door, would you not have trouble closing them? :D

  2. Thanks, I love all of these storage tips. I can see now you are going to be the most organized woman on the planet! LOL
    God Bless!

  3. I adore that gift wrap station — I’m so doing this during Thanksgiving week! My organization at home is a hot mess right now… need a week off to get my act together! Thanks for sharing, Traci :)
    xo Heidi

  4. Those all look like great ideas but I’m curious as to how some would affect the closing of the doors (i.e. – on the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors). There would have to be enough room inside the cabinet to allow for the items placed on the backside of the door. I may have to do a test with something small and then if it works, woo hoo!!!—–extra storage/organizational space!!!!

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