Shoe Storage Ideas

by Karen Bates
(last updated January 19, 2021)

It can be surprising how things pile up in your closet. Closets might start out clean and organized, but after months and years of accumulating things, those once-neat storage areas become a crowded mess.

Something that can start taking up a lot of space in your closest is shoes. Some people only own a few pairs, but others love shoes and own many pairs of them. If you have a lot of shoes and feel that they are taking up way too much space in your closet, you may want to consider finding a new way to store and organize your footwear.

There are many shoe organization and storage ideas out there that can make your home much more neat. Try some of these possibilities if your shoes seem to be out of control:

  • Try putting some shelves or shoe racks in your closet if you have a lot of shoes. If you have a little closet, choose a smaller shelf so that it will fit into the space easily without crowding the area too much. You can organize your shoes on the shelves and group them by color, type, or however else you might like.
  • Get some clear plastic storage bins to house shoes you might not wear as often and stack them. If you get larger bins, you can store a few different pairs and write on the outside what is inside so you can find shoes quickly.
  • Buy shoe storage that you can keep under the bed. There are various types of storage solutions that will allow you to organize and hide footwear in the space between the box spring and the floor.
  • Consider using storage that you can hang over a door. Some of these have pockets to stick the shoes in, while others provide racks or hooks. These are a quick and easy way to store shoes and will leave them easily accessible.
  • If nothing else, it can help to at least have a place to keep all of your shoes together. If organization is not really your thing, you might want to try using a large plastic bin to keep on the closet floor to store your shoes in. It can get annoying if you have to dig through it to find a certain pair, however.

No matter how many shoes you have, there is a storage solution that can work for you. Consider which will be best for your situation.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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