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.

October 25, 2016 Flag
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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.


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

October 31, 20161 found this helpful

That is a great idea, and I'm going to do this. I am always looking for storage solutions because our house has no closets fur to it's age.

I'm glad I read this tip! Thanks for posting!

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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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November 29, 20160 found this helpful

March 12, 2015 Flag
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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.

Source: Pinterest


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


  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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September 25, 20150 found this helpful

Thanks for the idea it worked great for my son larry beacuse he loves flip flops and sandals so much. he always layed his flip flops next to his dolls. thanks again :P - marry

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September 21, 2011 Flag
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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.

Bookshelf with different sized shoes on

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September 4, 2011 Flag
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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.

Shoes and handbags stored on bookshelf.

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April 13, 2009 Flag

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.

shoe organizer

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March 11, 2010 Flag
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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

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.

shoe boxes with photos of shoes attached to them

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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
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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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April 8, 2005 Flag
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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.

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

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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March 12, 20110 found this helpful

October 22, 2012 Flag
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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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February 21, 2015 Flag
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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. 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.?

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