medicine storage in shoe hanger

You’ve already seen my ‘medicine cabinet‘ housed in a hanging shoe organiser.

They’re great for adding storage in an otherwise wasted space and the convenient comparments make them really versatile. Here are some creative uses (apart from shoe storage of course).

shoe hanger household items shoe hanger sock storage

Party supplies (Better Homes & Gardens) | Sock storage (Apartment Therapy)

shoe hanger pantry snacks

Vertical herb garden (Instructables) | Pantry snacks (Real Simple)

Or how about…

  • Gift wrapping supplies
  • Craft  supplies
  • Sewing and knitting materials
  • Cleaning gear
  • Gardening tools
  • Toiletries and makeup
  • Stationery and office supplies

What do you (or would you) use a shoe hanger for?


11 Responses

  • I use mine to store tools and painting supplies!

  • Hi Alicia, only discovered your blog the other day when I was researching ideas to disguise a giant TV but have read right back to your first post – love it!

    These ideas are genius. I’m planning to use a jewellery organiser (as the plastic pockets are a bit smaller) to store make-up.

    • Thanks for commenting, Lynnie, you made my day.

      Feel free to share photos of your jewellery organiser on my Facebook readers’ photo album.

  • Karin

    I loved your idea when you first posted it. I ended up using it to store all the extra wires and electronic do-dads that were just cluttering up my life!

    Now that I’ve moved to a smaller house with smaller doors and closets (alas!) I’m going to attempt halving the hanger so it’ll fit on my skinny doors and still help me creatively store all the odds and ends :)

    Thanks for the great tip!

    • That’s a great use for it, Karin, I would do the same if only I had a spare door! If you like, feel free to share photos of it in Atypical Type A’s reader album on Facebook.

  • Jessica

    I love these ideas, I am going to have to keep my eyes peeled for some shoe organizers now. I would love to put puzzles (we keep them in Ziploc bags once the boxes get torn) in the easy to reach pockets inside the linen/game closet. I can put extra toiletries in the higher pockets. Thanks for helping my organization, I found your site through Pinterest and am loving it!

    • Thanks so much Jessica! That sounds like a great idea, you’ll have to let us know how you go and perhaps put a pic over on the Facebook page.

  • Scott

    The clear pocket shoe hangers are also great for the wife to keep her hosiery organized and snag-free.

    • What an excellent idea, Scott! I am forever getting my stockings tangled with each other and snagged on bra clasps.

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