December 1, 2022

30 Best Shoe Organizer Ideas to Maximize Your Space

Mike Garten, Boottique

We’ve all heard the phrase, “clean house, clean mind”. It’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of everyday life and forget to devote time to cleaning and organizing our living spaces, but the benefits of doing so are enormous. According to Select Health, decluttering can help reduce stress, improve sleep, promote healthier eating, increase productivity, and even improve relationships. So what are you waiting for? To help you get started, we’ve put together these shoe organization ideas which include the clever methods of organizing bloggers and tinkerers, as well as the best shoe organizers currently on the market.

Declutter your home, starting with those shoes lying around on your closet floor, tossed lazily into boxes in your garage or piled high in your small entryway. For a mantle, bedroom, or walk-in closet, choose over-the-door hanging shoe organizers, install built-in shelves, or get a rolling drawer cart. If you call yourself a sneaker enthusiast or want to display or collect a Carrie Bradshaw level collection, we’ve included clear stackable boxes and shoe racks that will turn your shoe collection into home decor. There are also a number of decorative ideas that will transform your entryway and reinvent your mudroom. And, don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about toddler and baby shoes.

Tidy up your space by browsing through this curated list of our favorite shoe organizer ideas – your sanity will thank you later!

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Add a personal touch to your entryway with a vintage piece of furniture, like this distressed red wood bench that offers a ton of extra storage.

VINTAGE SHOP

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rebrilliant

mirror cabinet

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Convenience concepts

Shoe pouf

No locker room, no problem. Turn an extra closet into a makeshift mudroom by placing shoes on the center shelves and adding storage behind your doors.

SHOP SHELVING

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Apicizon

Trendy shoe rack

Make your own clothes rack with two ladders, a pair of boards and a peg. Shoes fit snugly at the bottom, while a rack top can hold an overflow of shirts and jackets.

SHOP LADDERS

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HOMIDEC

adjustable shoe organizer

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Woven Basket Shoe Rack

Even kids can get on board with this easy organization system. Designate a nice basket for each family member to eliminate clutter in the hallway.

SHOP BASKETS

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pottery barn

Shoe rack and bench

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Side Profile Stackable Boxes

If you have extra space in your little one’s closest, take note of designer Lisa Adams of LA Closet Design and add your own built-in drawers. For a faster solution, you can opt for a rolling drawer cart instead.

SHOP DRAWERS

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Ikea

Retractable shoe cabinet

If you only need to keep your everyday shoes handy, try storing them in a decorative trash can. In this lighted fireplace from Style by Emily Henderson, the wooden crate slides effortlessly under a super sleek bench.

SEE THE WOODEN CONTAINERS

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Get open spaces

Three-level input support

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Stacked entrance boxes

Customize a storage system for your mudroom by attaching wooden crates with binder clips. Note: Store the heaviest items at the bottom to stabilize the shelves.

STORE BOXES

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Wayfair Basics

Rotating shoe rack

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MADSOUKY

Narrow shoe storage

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Latitude Run®

Shoe rack with lockers

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container store

Hanging shoe rack

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My present

boot storage rack

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climbing wall organizer

Organizing does not mean hiding things. Build a climbing organizer near your front door and place your most used shoes there for easy access.

Get the tutorial at Lily Ardor »

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container store

Linen Flap Shoe Box

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the container store

8 pair shoe racks

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Simple household items

Over the door hanging shoe organizer

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VASAGLE

Hall Tree Entryway Storage

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Bottics

Closet Boot Hangers

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container store

Secret Shoe Storage Bench

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Perfect curve

Rocking organizer

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Slotz Shoe

Shoe stackers

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