I saw this idea a few years back in Real Simple magazine… the idea was to use an over the door shoe organizer for all those accessory cords (you know for your ipod, your camera, your camcorder, etc). I thought it was great, but those items in my home took up about 3 pockets, but now I had this convenient over the door organizer. I’m not a real organized person but every once in awhile I find something that works that I love. This has helped with our getting out the door routine.
So… in hanging this I’ve found all sorts of wonderful things to stash there that you made need at the last minute before you run out the door.
The bottom pockets are my daughter’s shoes… this way they’re at her level, and easy for her to get them, AND put them away which she loves, and is so proud of herself.
Several pockets (out of reach of little hands) I have filled w/ all those annoying cords
Then about third row up (I switch this out seasonally)… Right now those pockets hold her hats, and mittens (no more digging around for matches).
Then once the warmer weather comes around (it WILL come eventually) I put the sunscreen, bug spray, and sunglasses here.
This is one little organization idea that has made my life easier.