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Behind doors

Behind doors

Current rating: 3 from 1 votes.

The back of a door is a great storage place. So get organised - from hooks and shelves to suckers and elastics, Fresh Living explores them all.

Household tip type: Household


1. Chalk'ing idea

Use blackboard paint to coat a section of the door to create an extra play space. Also, knock in a few small screws and string elastic across the door to store dolls, skipping ropes, books and other toys.


2. Sucker up

Find instant new homes for oven gloves, dishcloths and whisks. Use handy sucker attachments from small railings as well as plastic containers to stick on the back of glass or wooden doors.


3. Closet fix

Bulldog clips come to the rescue, creating extra space for those endless hairclips and your favourite beaded necklaces. Pretty things up by attaching hairclips to a ribbon. Another idea is to use a thick ribbon to hang scarves and sunglasses. And why not create a back-of-door display of your handbags by simply using hooks?


More great ideas:

  • Hang ten
    Hanging storage (canvas shelving suspended from a clothes rail) works well for those live-behind-the-door dressing gowns, cozzies, goggles and flippers. Use shoe holders for toiletries, and why not hook your iron up behind the pantry door?


  • Frame it
    Another good idea is to paint a piece of wood with blackboard paint, slip it into a frame and hang it in the kitchen to chalk up your daily list of things to do.


  • Curtain clever
    Create kangaroo pouches or curtain pockets, they’re great space-savers and provide fun, easy-to-access storage.


Step by Step Instructions

Chalk'ing idea
Sucker up
Closet fix

Images courtesy of Fresh Living magazine

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