Organizing Shoes

Are your shoes a jumble on the floor of the closet? Ever grab two shoes only to find that they are not a pair? This is a guide about organizing your shoes.
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October 25, 2016 Flag

I've been trying for a long time to come up with an idea on how to store my many pairs of shoes. After a long time of thinking, I came up with the idea to store them on a chain.

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I bought two metres of link chain on Amazon and I purchased the 'S' hooks. Yesterday, the white plastic-coated hooks arrived and I tried out my idea. I put a white hook into the ceiling and then hung the chain from it. It is in a small hallway and the lowered part of the ceiling is the height of a inner door. I managed to put seven pairs of my shoes onto the chain and a pair of long boots. I could quite easily have added 6- 7 more shoes instead of putting on the long boots. The boots were hung via a small bulldog clip holding them together.

I am thrilled that it worked! I am now going to add a few chains in my walk-in wardrobe to store my other shoes and boots. The great thing about this idea is a column of shoes take up very little space and can hold many pairs of footwear. Oh, and did I mention that's it very thrifty?

Source: My own idea

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October 31, 20160 found this helpful

I am just as thrilled to know this tip helps someone else!

I've been thinking that it could very well be used for alternate storage for handbags or even clothes on hangers.

I'd welcome any other suggestions people may have.

Thanks again, Robyn!

Monique :)

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March 12, 2015 Flag

I thought this would be an easy way of keeping track of your sandals. You can hang it in your closet. I'm going to put some flip-flops on it too. One hanger will hold about 3 or 4 pairs of flip-flops.

Total Time: It took me about 30 minutes.

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Supplies:

  • a wire hanger
  • pliers
  • wire cutters
  • paper
  • scissors
  • gems
  • hot glue
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Steps:

  1. Snip the very middle of the hanger.
  2. Bend the arms.
  3. Swirl the ends.
  4. Cut your paper.
  5. Fold it like this.
  6. And this.
  7. And this.
  8. Put it on the hanger and glue the flaps.
  9. Put pretty gems on it with glue.
  10. All done.
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March 17, 20150 found this helpful

This is a great idea. I have several pairs of flip flops and I bought a flip flop hanger at Walmart that holds 10 pairs of flipflops but I needed more. I was going to buy another one at Walmart but then discovered that they stopped selling this product, so I was really happy to see this idea. I can hand the hanger onto my original flip flop holder and have more space for flip flops.

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January 28, 2017 Flag

Hang Shoes on Round Laundry Basket

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I store high heels on one of my laundry baskets. I usually put the glittery ones on there to protect them from having other shoes squish them.

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September 21, 2011 Flag

Bookshelf with different sized shoes on it.shoes

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We constantly have a heap of shoes in front of our front door making it difficult to walk into our house. A short bookshelf that wasn't being used became the home for the family's shoes! Even my husband's big shoes fit on the shelves perfectly.

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September 4, 2011 Flag

Shoes and handbags stored on bookshelf.

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I live in a small space. I don't have a closet. So, how do I store my shoes and accessories? Bookshelves. I use bookshelves, with adjustable shelving, that I already own.

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April 13, 2009 Flag

shoe organizer

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An easy project with three pieces of wood can help organize that pile of shoes at the bottom of your closet. My darling husband constructed this simple shelf, at my request, and his shoes and boots are manageable and tidy. I asked him to make one for my closet too.

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March 11, 2010 Flag

I store my shoes on two kinds of shoe trees; one is the kind that stands up on the floor and the other is the kind you can hang in your closet or back of a door; either way my shoes were getting dusty.

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June 28, 2011 Flag

shoe boxes with photos of shoes attached to them

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What is the proper way to store shoes without paying for expensive storage organizers? Nobody has time to dust shoes on a shelf. I opted for keeping them in the original box, then take a picture of the shoes.

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June 2, 2009 Flag

A small child's wagon, either metal or plastic, makes for a great shoe storage container by a front or back door, or even in the child's bedroom.

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November 25, 2004 Flag

When buying shoes, keep the boxes they come in. This way, they'll be protected from being knocked around in your closet, you won't have to worry about loosing one, and it's great at helping to keep your closet tidy.

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October 22, 2012 Flag

Use your noodle, your swimming noodle that is. Insert it in your boots to keep them standing upright when not in use. This hint keeps them from falling over and getting crinkled.

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October 4, 2011 Flag

Go to Dollar Tree and buy plastic tub size shoe boxes that they have. The bottoms are see through and the plastic lid helps keep shoes in good condition.

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September 23, 2004 Flag

If you can get hold of the cardboard boxes shoes are sold in (or you may have kept them anyway), I have heard a tip for taking a photo of each pair and sticking it to the front of the box, then stack the boxes up in an unobtrusive corner.

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September 23, 2004 Flag

I use one of those wood cubes with dividers. They hold up to nine pairs of shoes, but I have found that you can store umbrellas and other things in any sections you don't fill with shoes.

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September 23, 2004 Flag

I keep mine in the plastic "shoebox size" Rubbermaid totes. That way I can stack them and easily grab the ones I want. For shoes I don't wear a lot, I keep them stuffed with tissue paper.

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February 21, 2015 Flag

So, I have this space under the stairs, as you can imagine it is oddly shaped, but I managed to fit a bureau under there, and I use the drawers for gloves, hats, scarves, random electrical things, like extension cords, light bulbs, cell phone chargers, etc. My question is, I also try to keep our shoes under there in a plastic bin, but it is hard to get to and I bang my head. Where and how do you store your off season shoes, like winter boots, work boots, etc.?

By Dale D.

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

there is always those plastic shoe hangers for the back of the doors.... or you might put them in a plastic tote and store in your basement or closet. i have a wooden seat where the seat lifts p and i put sandles etc in there.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

I store my off-season shoes in a plastic bin that has holes in it so the shoes can breathe. In fact I keep all my spring and summer casual shoes in this band, the dress shoes for the spring and summer are kept in a separate rack at the back of the closet near the other shoe rack. I store my socks, trouser socks and pantyhose and then over the rack shoe holder that hangs on the back of my closet.

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April 8, 2005 Flag

I am looking for a way to organize my shoes. I only own enough pairs to fit in a large plastic tote box, but I am finding out this is not a good way to keep your shoes. Not only can't you find pairs, but keeping them in a plastic box isn't a good idea. I don't have much space to work with. Do any of you creative, thrifty readers have any ideas on how I might organize them? Thanks for your thoughts.

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April 8, 20050 found this helpful

To better organize my shoes, I keep them in the boxes they came in and attach a picture of them to the end panel, so I'll know in a glance which pair is in which box.

By Donna

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June 21, 20070 found this helpful

I've got a lot of extra hanging space in my closet but not a lot of floor space so I just hung all my heels on the hanging rack

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February 20, 2011 Flag

I live in a bungalow which has small bedroom closets. I need ideas on how to organize my shoes in my small closet. Thanks in advance!

By Maryeileen from Brooklyn, OH

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February 23, 20110 found this helpful

I guess that I should have mentioned that I have a waterbed, so under-the-bed storage units won't work. Thanks for the other ideas, though. Keep them coming!

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February 24, 20110 found this helpful

I use over-the-door storage for my shoes and smaller purses. It is made of clear plastic and holds 30+ pairs of shoes!

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November 24, 2012 Flag

I have limited space in my closet. Is it OK to store my shoes in one large brown cardboard/storage box? I was wondering if the shoes at the bottom of the box would lose their shape from the other shoes being stacked on top of them. Please advise.

By Onesummer

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November 26, 20120 found this helpful

Yes, it will squish them out of shape if they are on top of one another. I never liked shoulder pads in clothes so I would cut them out and stuff them in the toes of shoes to hold the shape. Also I would let them aid dry 24 hours before putting them away. You need to find some way to store them without piling them on top of one another--some sort of shelving, even made out of boxes would help.

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April 11, 20150 found this helpful

I bought this from walmart because,I also have limited space here in my one bedroom. I have this right by my front door because I remove them as I walk in.

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November 7, 2012 Flag

I have moved in with my cousin and have very limited closet space. I would like to know if it is okay to store my shoes in a cardboard box?

By Onesummer

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November 9, 20120 found this helpful

I hope so because I've been doing it for years.

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November 12, 20120 found this helpful

Most of them come from them so my guess is yes. Speaking of shoe boxes, if you go to the local shoe place, most of the time you can get them for free. They are great for organizing smaller things you can't fit in your new home, but also for cd's, cassettes, stationary, etc.

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November 26, 2012 Flag

What are creative ways to organize toddler shoes?

By Sherrie

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November 26, 20120 found this helpful

Have no more than two pairs, one for every day and one for dress up, and there won't be a problem.

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