Our Simplest Shoe Organizing Tricks
Eliminate entryway clutter by morphing the space below a bench into a fashionable hub for shoes. Short, stacked sections of PVC pipe are the perfect size for housing a pair of shoes.
Below the Bench
The cure for an overburdened closet? Accessible shoe storage in the form of a bench. This clever furniture piece stashes shoes, hangs coats, and provides seating.
Transform a Serving Tray
Serving trays aren't just for the kitchen anymore. Slide a favorite wooden or plastic tray between shelves to stash flats, flip-flops, and other smaller shoes.
The slim design of a ladder shelf proves convenient and compact to stash your favorite pairs of shoes. Easily store flats, sneakers, and pumps, all while adding an eye-catching display of open storage.
Swap in Sliding Shelves
Rather than splurge on a bulky built-in, update an existing storage unit with slide-out shelves. An adjustable shoe rack makes it easy to configure a spot for even your tallest pair of boots.
Clever Underbed Storage You Can Make
Slide shoes out of sight with DIY underbed storage made from a salvaged drawer. Watch and learn how easy it is!
Open and Close
Keep all of your kids' essentials in one spot. A shallow dresser drawer is the perfect space for their small shoes and socks.
Bank on Baskets
When all else fails, use baskets for a quick way to store footwear right where it gets kicked off. Slide the baskets under an entryway table or nearby bench to keep shoes out of sight.
Hang It Up
A towel rack mounted to the back of a door or cabinet can double as shoe storage. Mount sneakers, slippers, or sandals with metal S-hooks. This storage solution is also perfect for drying out shoes that got caught in the rain.
Cubbyholes are a great for stocking (and showing off!) shoes. Use store-bought dividers to create closet shoe storage with cubbies, or utilize your home's existing built-in shelving. Try color-coding shoes for an eye-catching storage solution.
Lots of Labels
Do shoes keep clogging up your entryway? Label a shoe rack with each family member's name to limit how many pairs of shoes they can keep downstairs. Designate a few spots for guests, too.
Outfit a Plate Rack
Easily store flats, sneakers, and pumps (with heels pointed out) on a plate rack. The slim fixture is perfect for apartments or homes that lack storage space.
Stuff a Storage Bench
Stash away shoes inside cute front-of-bed seating. Rows of shoe pouches cut from a back-of-door organizer and stapled into a storage bench make finding your favorite pair a cinch.
Bare feet in the morning? No thanks. Park your favorite patterned tray in an out-of-the-way bathroom corner to house your coziest pairs of slippers.
Reclaim a Bookcase
An existing bookcase or end table is the perfect place for shoes. Hanging shelf dividers and a galvanized tray keep boots upright and off the floor, while short sections of PVC pipe hold pairs on the shelf above.