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Old 10-04-2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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Over Door Shoe Holder Fix?

I know that we aren't allowed to use the over door shoe holder/organizers anymore because the hooks scratch the doors. However, what if there was some sort of padding or cloth between the hook and the door? For example, I was thinking of putting a sock between the hook and where it hangs on the bathroom door, therefore providing a soft barrier and preventing any scratching. Has anyone done this?
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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I know that we aren't allowed to use the over door shoe holder/organizers anymore because the hooks scratch the doors. However, what if there was some sort of padding or cloth between the hook and the door? For example, I was thinking of putting a sock between the hook and where it hangs on the bathroom door, therefore providing a soft barrier and preventing any scratching. Has anyone done this?
We cruised before they made this rule change, but one idea I saw out there was to use two shoe organizers and instead of using the hooks, put string between them and have one on each side of the door. Double the storage and no hooks to scratch the paint.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:04 AM   #3
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We cruised before they made this rule change, but one idea I saw out there was to use two shoe organizers and instead of using the hooks, put string between them and have one on each side of the door. Double the storage and no hooks to scratch the paint.
This is a great idea! I have always used squares of felt that I bought at a craft store. But, now I will use the string idea when I cruise with other carriers.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #4
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I tied a wood dowel to the top of the over the organizer and then wired both ends. See below for the finished product hanging in the bathroom on the Fantasy.

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:03 AM   #5
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Wow awesome idea! I am going to try one or both of these since we have 2 cabins in April! Thanks for sharing.
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These other ideas are great.

The problem with the sock or other padding is that it then puts the holders sitting that much higher and damage (potentially) occurs to the door frame rather than the door. It's not just the door but also the frames that get scratched from over-the-door hangers. So go with one of these other ideas.

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:27 AM   #7
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Another problem with adding a sock (or something else) under the holder hooks is the close fit of the door in the frame. The constant pressure of something typically not there can cause the door to be forced out of alignment.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:12 AM   #8
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I took my over the door organizer and used bread ties, or you can use zip ties and tied it to a coat hanger and hang the hanger inside the bathroom on the rob hook on the wall. Worked perfect! . You can hang it in the closet when you are not using it, or just leave it in the bathroom like we did.
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Thanks to ideas we had seen here on the Dis, DH was able to put together this contraption for our last cruise.

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We cruised before they made this rule change, but one idea I saw out there was to use two shoe organizers and instead of using the hooks, put string between them and have one on each side of the door. Double the storage and no hooks to scratch the paint.
I like this idea because I like the shoe holder to be outside the bathroom to put your stuff in as you walk in the door, (sunglasses, KTTW card, etc). Plus I like it on the outside so that you can use your stuff in either side of the bathroom that would not be in use.

The only problem I can see with this is if the weight was on one side more than the other, it would pull the shoe holder down on the one side, right? I guess this could work if you make sure to use both sides.

We really use our shoe holder and especially when there will be 4 people in our room this December.
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I found on the Fantasy in March that ours wasn't really being used too much (go figure!). I'm looking at different hanging jewelry holders. We seem to use the organizer for smaller items IE: KTTW cards, med bottles, chargers, etc. anyway so the smaller size organizer will be o.k. (I think). I've seen a couple at The Container Store that I'll pick up and "test drive" here at home before making a decision for our cruise in March.
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I found on the Fantasy in March that ours wasn't really being used too much (go figure!). I'm looking at different hanging jewelry holders. We seem to use the organizer for smaller items IE: KTTW cards, med bottles, chargers, etc. anyway so the smaller size organizer will be o.k. (I think). I've seen a couple at The Container Store that I'll pick up and "test drive" here at home before making a decision for our cruise in March.
FWIW - I bought some smaller ones at Dollar Tree that I used to use for our 3-night cruises. They fit perfectly inside the 2 Gallon Ziplocs and lay flat in the bottom of a larger carry-on. They have rope hangers.

I also used one inside the shower and just threw it away the last morning.
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I used these suction cups. I bought them at either Dollar Tree or Target




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I like the suction cup idea. I wonder how much weight it would hold.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:36 PM   #15
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Are the doors metal? I was thinking magnetic wreath hangers could work if they are.
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