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There are Two Sides to Every Door, Use Them!

If you’re short on storage, don’t cramp your space (or your style) with bulky shelves. Instead, look to your doors! That’s unused real estate, friend, and it’s time to put it to work. Bedroom doors, closet doors, French doors, cupboards, bathroom cabinets… need we go on?

Here are a few of our favorite items to hang on closed doors:

Store Spices

So, you tried a few new Food Network recipes, and next thing you knew your spice inventory doubled. Sound familiar? Where are you supposed to store your influx of spice bottles? The back of your cabinet door! Grab a few racks at a container store and load ‘em up with spices. Tip: To make life easier, organize your spices alphabetically or by most-used.

Protect Accessories 

Purses are expensive, so why are you cramming them inside of your closet? Instead, show them off (and protect them) by tacking a few hooks on the front of your closet door or along the inside of your bedroom door. They’ll look great, you’ll rotate them more frequently and you’ll keep your precious Michael Kors scuff-free.

Organize Gift-Wrap

Unless you were Santa’s helper this year, you probably have some wrapping paper leftover from the holidays. Store that (and remnants of birthday parties gone by) in an out-of-the-way spot. The back of a door, perhaps? Many container stores have hanging racks specifically designed for paper, ribbons and bows. Throw a few all-purpose cards in there, and you’ve got yourself a gift-wrap hot spot.

Hang Art

If you love art but are running out of wall space, utilize the front of your doors! Make sure your piece is secure by installing a few nails, first – you don’t want a cherished painting falling every time you open your closet. If you love the look of art in unexpected places, read: Be a Decorating Rebel: Lean Your Art!

Store Cleaning Supplies

Storing cleaning supplies near this week’s groceries isn’t exactly the most sanitary idea. Even if you’re all about all-natural cleaners, it’s best to give your apples some breathing room. If you have a walk-in pantry, line your spray bottles, sponges and plastic gloves on the back of the door. That way, the food on your pantry shelves will have plenty of space and you’ll be able to find your disinfectant when you need it!

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