The Best Over-the-Door Storage Racks and Organizers

Make the most of vertical door space with these clever organizers that creatively store all your household essentials.

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July 08, 2022

Though not statistically studied, we think the most underutilized part of any room or closet is the door. The hidden potential of storage is unmatched, especially when a door is only hiding the mess inside. I recently revamped my bathroom closet with a rack system from The Container Store, and I still marvel over how organized everything is now.

Over-the-door racks are an effective way to organize while maximizing limited space. We'll walk you through our favorite picks in a wide array of styles and materials, offering options that fit a variety of lifestyles and storage needs.


Whether you need more storage on the back of your entry door, shower door or cabinet, this compact over-the-door organizer is a perfect choice. A mesh basket stores kitchen or bathroom essentials, small bags and other necessities, while six hooks provide space to hang towels, hats, utensils or clothing.

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The pocket style over-the-door racks are usually large enough to accommodate a pair of shoes for ladies or children but may only fit one shoe per pocket for men's styles. They prevent dust from accumulating, and you can see the whole shoe from the outside for easy access. They're also handy in other rooms of the house for household tools, toys and supplies.

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Racks are very efficient and provide air circulation but only display the soles of shoes and can catch dust. Shoes slip onto the frame, providing a way to maximize the number of shoes stored in a system. Hiding your shoes is now super easy; just close the door.

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Take advantage of unused space behind your cabinet door with this handy rack. Hidden behind the door is a shelf for holding cleaning products or pantry staples, and the front side of the cabinet boasts a built-in wooden towel bar.

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Move over, jewelry box, we've found a super luxe way of organizing and displaying all your baubles. The mirrored front opens to a velvet-lined interior for storing earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings.

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Transform the back of your entryway or mudroom closet with this top-to-bottom organizer. The hanging wall rack has a spot for everything you need on your way out the door: hats, scarves, bags, umbrellas and keys.

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Add extra storage to any room or closet with this array of baskets. Four large pockets and six side pockets utilize the vertical space by providing additional areas for daily essentials, towels or even crafting supplies.

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$43.99 $31.99

Take your pantry expansion to the door with this smart organizer. The five-tiered rack is adjustable so that you can make it work for your mix of spices, seasonings and pantry staples.

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$15.99 $12.99

Home office organization goes to the next level with this convenient file storage system, or use the neat and tidy solution to amp up your kids' arts-and-crafts area. Available in four go-with-anything neutral shades.

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$19.99 $17.97

Make room for extra baking sheets, muffins tins and cutting boards on the back of your cabinet door. The ultra-thin hook with foam padding ensures your door closes easily and doesn't get scratched.

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Bungee cords secure this ingenious towel rack from the top to the bottom of your bathroom door. Clear bars allow for a chic, unobstructed yet functional design.

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$30 $25.37

Keep your accessories in order with this clever holder. The 16 extra-large hooks slide so that you can adjust your scarves, belts, hats and ties as needed.

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