Shoe Storage and Organization Ideas


I’m not really sure how many pairs of shoes I actually own at any given time, but I do like shoes. And boots. And sandals. And flip flops. But where do we keep them all? Luckily there are a lot of options.

Open Shelving

  • slotted shelves improve ventilation and drying
  • shelving can be on walls, under seating or in the form of free standing racks
  • well suited for men’s sized shoes
  • narrow row shelving can be incorporated in bedroom walk-in closets

Whitmor 6780-3139-WHT White Resin 20 Pair Shoe RackSeville Classics Resin-Wood Composite Utility Shoe Rack,single pack

Hanging Shoe Racks

  • easy to reach and see shoes
  • fit over door or on closet rod
  • most are sized for smaller women’s shoes

Honey-Can-Do SFT-01240 10-Pocket Hanging Shoe Organizer, WhiteWhitmor 6486-1746-WHT Over-The-Door Shoe Rack, White, 36-Pair   DAZZ Smart Carousel Organizer Shoe Sweater Bag Patented

Boot Trays

  • probably the easiest method of shoe and boot storage

Extra Weave USA Basketweave Metal Boot Tray, Antique Copper

Shoe Cabinets

  • the convenience of open shelving with the added feature of closing doors to hide the shoes
  • great for entryways where the only place to store shoes is visible

Triple-Stack Shoe Cabinet w Tilting Doors in Black Finish 4D Concepts Deluxe Double Shoe Cabinet - Oak

Clear Containers

  • a neat way to store less frequently worn footwear
  • makes it easy to spot the pair you want
  • protects tall boots which are often scuffed and damaged if loosely stored amongst other footwear

Whitmor 6362-2693-2 Clear Vue Collection Boot Box, Set of 2 12 Pack Clear Plastic Shoe Storage Transparent Boxes Container for Shoes Closet Organization

Revolving Shoe Trees

  • makes finding the right pair easy
  • a good use of vertical space

Household Essentials 4-Tier Revolving Shoe Tree, ChromeHousehold Essentials Floor to Ceiling 6-Tier Revolving Shoe Tree with Basket, Silver

Under the Bed Storage

  • great for small apartments
  • hides clutter

DAZZ Underbed Shoe Organizer, Champagne Collection, Beige

Bench Storage

  • benches are great for putting on and taking off our shoes, so we might as well utilize the space under them
  • some have bins or cupboards if you want hidden storage

Wooden Shoe BenchWinsome Wood MilanWood Storage Bench in Antique Walnut Finish with Storage Shelf and 3 Rattan Baskets in Espresso Finish

Do It Yourself Shoe Storage Ideas


PVC Pipe Shoe Rack

DIY Crown Moulding or Chair Rail

DIY lazy susan

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