This Over-the-Door Organizer Will Basically Double Your Closet Space (And It’s Under $30!)

published Oct 25, 2022
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If you live in a snug apartment or home, chances are you’re probably short on closet space somewhere. From too-narrow hallway nooks that can’t possible hold all your jackets to a small bedroom sliding door that doesn’t even reveal all of your clothes, finding ample storage for your attire (or really, much of anything!) can be a feat that is easier said than done.

As city dwellers, many of our editors deal with the same issue, which may explain why we’re always on the lookout for smart storage solutions (or modifications!) that help make the most of the available space our homes have to offer. One of our favorites that recently popped up on our radar? The Whitmor Over-the-Door Closet Rod on QVC.

Designed to nestle over the top of any standard door (closet or otherwise), this durable metal rod is wide enough (18-inches to be exact) to act as bonus storage in any manner you might need. Attach it to the inside of your closet door to house seasonal clothing you’ve pulled out of storage or “tomorrow’s outfit,” if you’re someone who likes to plan ahead. Use it to hang winter jackets on the backside of your front door (as long as it has enough room to swing and not hit the wall in the process). Hang it on the back of your bathroom door to hang-dry delicate shirts or as added towel storage — the opportunities are honestly endless.

The best part about this simple-yet-smart solution? It doesn’t take up any additional floor space, which can already be in short supply in a snug space. The sturdy metal construction can hold the weight of numerous jackets and sweaters and grants renters a temporary storage solution with zero screws, nails, or Command hooks in sight. Our advice? Cover the hooks that go over the door with a bit of rubber so the rod doesn’t slide back and forth and is less likely to scratch the surface of your paint.

Happy buyers rave about just how easy the rod is to install — and just how much it can help you corral. “This is one of the greatest inventions of all times,” says one reviewer. “It’s sturdily made and fits perfectly over my door. I always overloaded my plastic and metal over-the door closet rods and, needless to say, they would come tumbling down — so frustrating! I love this rod and I recommend it highly. You won’t be disappointed!” Another reviewer calls the piece the best organizer they’ve every bought, adding that “Other rod-type units break because there is always some kind of plastic part. This unit is all metal and won’t break! It fits perfectly over the door, holds a ton of clothes, and doesn’t take up any additional room. I came back to buy two more!”

Needless to say, if there’s anything you’ve taken out of storage for the season recently that you’ve wondered, “Where the heck am I going to put this?” well, here is your answer. And at just $29.99, you can afford to buy one for every door in your home.