It’s always nice to have a selection of shoes to choose from. And some people are blessed with an abundance of shoes in their closet. And some have what you might call an overabundance.
Some of us have so many shoes that we don’t even know what to do with them. They end up looking like a huge mess near our front door or at the bottom of our closets. But you can never have too many shoes, can you?
If you’re one of the people who think that having too many shoes isn’t a thing then you’ll want to know how to properly store them. There are shoe storage solutions for just about every space you can think of. You’d be surprised by how many shoe storage solutions there are.
Here Are 30 Ways To Store Your Shoes In Your Home:
1) The Unused Wall
Do you have an unused wall in your home? It’s the perfect place for shoe storage. Just install some vertical shelving and use it to house your shoes.
2) Bed Skirt Shoe Storage
Want your shoe storage out of sight? Hide it under your bed skirt. You can buy one of these here.
3) Shoe Closet
If you’re lucky enough to have an extra closet in your home, you can dedicate it soley to shoes. Just outfit your closet with floor to ceiling shelving. You can also just fit a bookshelf into your closet.
4) Hanging Shelf Organizer
You can also hang your shoes in the closet. These hanging shelves hang right from your closet’s rod. They typically hold between 10 and 30 pairs of shoes.
5) Back of the Door Rack
Shoes can also be stored on the back of a door. This shoe rack hangs right over your door. Your shoes fit right into its pockets.
6) Hang Molding
You can use architectural molding to store your shoes. Hang molding on an unused wall and hang your high heels from them. You can also install molding near the ceiling of your closet to hide away non-seasonal shoes.
This shoe cubby is great. It even has cubby space for tall boots. It can fit up against a wall or in a closet.
8) Grid Wall Panel
Grid wall panels can also be used as a shoe rack for heeled shoes. Just lean it against a wall and stick the heel between the holes.
9) Tension Rod Wall
Tension rods are great for storing shoes. Just place them between two walls and hang your heeled shoes from them. This works great in an apartment where you don’t want to put holes in the wall. Get details on this project here.
10) Shoe Carousel
Shoe carousels allow you to save space and see exactly what shoes you have. As an added bonus this one also has shelf space for clothing. It’s a steal at $14.
11) Tension Rod Drawer
Drawers can also be used to store shoes. Use tension rods inside your drawer. Check out the tutorial here.
12) PVC Pipe Cubbies
You can build customized shoe storage with PVC pipes. Just slice pieces of pipe and adhere them together. Learn how to make one here.
13) PVC Bookshelf
Don’t want to build your own PVC shoe storage? Just cut a few pipes to size and place them inside an existing bookshelf. You can use the bottom shelf for boots.
14) Two-Sided Ladder Shoe Shelf
Two-sided shoe ladders store your shoes and put them on display. You can also tuck one away inside of a closet. You can buy one here or learn how to build your own here.
15) One-Sided Ladder
This one-sided ladder is great for storing shoes in smaller spaces. You just lean it against a wall. Learn how to make one here.
Sick of shoes piling up near the front door? Place a cute basket near the door to put shoes in. This way they’ll look nice and neat and not messy and all over the place.
17) Bench Storage
Another way to keep things tidy without taking up too much space is to use bench storage. Find bench storage that has cubbies underneath the bench. You can hide your shoes right inside the cubbies.
18) Shoe Drip Tray
Tired of people tracking in mud and water into your house? Make a shoe tray drip station to store your shoes on. These are perfect for snowy winter days. Learn how to make one here.
19) Under the Bed Rolling Cart
Underneath your bed is valuable storage space. You can use this awesome rolling cart to store shoes under your bed. You can buy one or learn how to make one here.
20) Wooden Crates
Grab yourself some wooden crates. Wine crates will work perfectly. Arrange them in a decorative manner and use them to store your shoes. You can use short nails or binder clips to secure them together. You can also hang them on the wall to use them as floating shelves.
21) Paint Cans
Use empty paint cans and affix them to the wall. These floating circular shelves can fit a small pair of shoes in them. They are perfect for sandals and flip flops.
22) Pallet Storage
Got an old pallet hanging around? Sand it down and paint it so it looks nice. Then stick your shoes between the gaps.
23) Skateboard Shoe Storage
Use skateboards to create this super cool shoe storage. Just hang them as floating shelves. Learn how here.
24) In a Tote Bag
Tote bags work great as shoe storage. Just place your shoes inside and separate them with some dividers. You can get the dividers here.
25) Hide Them In An Ottoman
Ottomans offer great shoe storage. Any ottoman with storage will do but they do make ones that specifically store shoes. You can find the one pictured here.
26) Wire Hangers
Don’t let flip flops take up too much valuable space in your home. Use wire hangers to hang them in a closet. These also work great for flats. Learn how to make them here.
27) Divider Screen
Don’t have closet space? Get yourself a room divider and attach shoe organizers to it. You can also hang a laundry bag from it.
Use an old chair for storage. Remove the seat cushion and hang your shoes from the chair. You can also hang a Command hook from it to hang other items from it like a hat or a purse.
29) Towel Rack
You can also use towel racks to store you shoes. Just slip the shoe between the wall and the bar. You can store lots of pairs this way.
30) Shoe Wheel
Have a narrow space you’d like to use for shoe storage? Get a shoe wheel. They are narrow and have wheels so you can fit them in and out of tight spaces. You can get this one here.