Today I’m sharing a super useful and beautiful DIY for small space organization: an over door storage unit. This is an amazing project for any home or studio, but it’s especially fantastic for small spaces that need to utilize vertical space. Our home is 1150 square feet, and we have 6 people living here now. I am always trying to think upwards when it comes to organization and storage.
I’ve been using this over door storage for a little over a year, and it’s had several different purposes. Wrapping supplies at Christmastime (then most of them get tucked away until next year), winter gear for all the kids, and now, a few of my most-used and most-loved kitchen and utility items. I love having these tools and supplies at arms reach, just waiting to be used. No longer do I have to dig in the yarn bin for a bit of twine. And now the dustpan and broom are stored in my kitchen for quick and easy access, instead of out in the laundry room.
What I love most about this over door storage unit is its versatility and portability. It can be on display – like mine here, in my kitchen – or it can be hung on the inside of a closet for additional hidden storage. You can customize it with additional baskets at a lower height, you can add different types of hooks, you can ditch the pegboard. Make it your own!
I worked with my friends Erik and Lauren on the DIY, and I’m so grateful for their creativity. When we shot this project, I took a million photos, especially of the different types of knots. I hope this is helpful! Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, supplies, etc.
– 18.5 feet clothesline rope
– 1 shallow wire basket, 16 inches long
– 1 deep wire basket, 16 inches long
– Pegboard, 10 x 16 inches (you can buy a 4’ x 6’ piece at Home Depot and have them cut it down to size for free)
– 6-10 bolts (brass or any color you prefer)
– 6-10 nuts (brass or any color you prefer)
– 4 buttons (brass or any color you prefer)
– Hook clips
– 2 over-the-door hooks
– Wire cutters
– Scotch Tape
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