Putting a bed on risers or installing shelves is usually the go-to solution when dealing with organizational conundrums, but don't forget about the usefulness of a door when trying to maximize storage in your apartment.
Over-the-door organizers are not just for towels and shoe racks anymore. Manufacturers have diversified into offering a variety of storage solutions that all can be swung over your door (See our image gallery).
So, what are the advantages of going the over-the-door route versus the infinite number of other organizers?
Door organizers are affordable, compact, easy to install (most require no assembly and are attached just by placing brackets over the edge of the door), and you can hide belongings when you want to simply by closing the door.
Before you go online shopping though, you'll want to measure the depth of your door (most standard doors are 1 3/8") and also want to check if anything constricts the space behind your door. (For example, does it butt up against another door, doorknob or other piece of furniture? Then, this might not be the way to go for you).
You'll have extra room and feel organized. Maybe you'll even kick that habit of throwing things haphazardly under the bed or in the closet.