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June 14, 2018

When you have a little one, you soon realize that they come with a lot of accidents, making back ups a necessity. If you have a small space and a lot of stuff, you need to get creative with your storage solutions. Enter: over the door shoe racks!

Over the door storage

I first put this up in the nursery while pregnant with the little one, knowing that a lot of the stuff would be used for only a short time: the Boppy covers only for a year, the Desitin for (hopefully) 2-3 years, the crib sheets for only a few years. I didn’t want to create a whole storage solution for a limited-time use.

As a control freak, I put labels on each section so you knew what went where. And also what you were grabbing in the darkness of the night, when sometimes changing pad covers look like sheets! As the kid gets even older, I can see it evolving into a toy rack or a place for arts and crafts supplies.

For those first few months, when it seemed like we were going through sheets and covers frequently, I kept it on the open side of the closet door. As we outgrew it somewhat, it got moved to the back of the door, where people didn’t immediately see it when they walked in. As the kid ages and more is leaving the rack, it has now moved to the back of the main bedroom door.

I really dislike single-purpose items in the home, but especially in the kitchen and for storage solutions. As your life and needs alter over time, you need something that can change with you. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box (pun 1000% intended)!

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Professional organizer in Champaign-Urbana, with a philosophy of reduce, arrange, maintain.

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