The Many Lives of the Hanging Shoe Organizer

A few days ago we saw the shoe organizer standing in as a vertical garden bed, and there are probably a thousand other practical uses for this versatile piece aside from the obvious. How do you use yours?

Organization is my number one battle when it comes to my home. If something is tucked away in a drawer with a million other things, it might as well be lost forever, and as a result I'm a huge fan at organization systems that display contents at a glance. I think the first magazine that ever revolutionized my life was the Real Simple that suggested using a clear hanging shoe organizer for storing spices— so simple, so genius! I immediately began thinking of the million other things that could be organized in these contraptions...
• 1. Gift wrapping tools
• 2. Sewing supplies
• 3. First and and bathroom supplies.
• 4., 5. Jewelry and accessories. Organize.com adapted the concept to better organize smaller items such as jewelry. I have the canvas one hanging on a hook on the inside of my closet door— organization perfection!

What clever uses have you found for your hanging shoe organizer?

Images: 1: Organize Magazine via Design Mom, 2: Lavender and Limes via Apartment Therapy: Boston, 3: Better Homes and Gardens blog via Apartment Therapy: LA, 4, 5: Organize.com

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