Organize your boots, sneakers, high heels, and slippers with these easy DIY shoe storage ideas for small spaces, narrow entryways, and closets.
Shoes. Everybody wears them. Most of us like (love!) them. So it’s fun to collect them.
But unless you live in a shoe store, it can be hard to find ways to store that awesome collection of shoes. Oh, and everyone else’s shoes, too.
If you struggle to find a good organization and storage system for your household’s footwear, I’ve got a bunch of creative and DIY solutions for you to store your shoes in a small space.
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DIY Shoe Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
Get Creative with a Hanging Shoe Organizer
Under Bed Shoe Storage
Shoe Storage Pegs and Hooks
A basic hook rack like this can make for easy hanging shoe storage:
Slide-Out Shoe Storage Tray
Birch and Lily used a wood picture frame as a storage tray for her kids’ shoes:
or you can make a whole family set of slide-out shoe tray like The Created Home did in her amazing mudroom.
Shoe Storage Bins
We love using IKEA bins to organize just about everywhere in our home, and our KALLAX entry organizer holds baskets for shoes (and mittens, school papers, keys, etc).
Hanging Shoe Organizer in a Locker
If you’re lucky enough to have scored some vintage metal lockers or have built your own mudroom lockers, use hooks or a rod to hang a set of closet shoe organizers like this clever solution via Apartment Therapy.
Shoe Organizer in a Mudroom Locker | via Design Sponge
Related Reading: 6 Creative Places to Store Shoes
DIY Ladder Shoe Organizer
An easy wooden blanket ladder or decorative ladder makes a great place to hang high heels in just a few inches of floor space.
Add hooks, pegs, knobs, or shoe hangers to organize flats and sneakers, too.
Scrap Trim High Heel Shoe Storage
You don’t usually want to hear the words “molding” and “shoes” in the same sentence — but this trick uses scrap trim molding to create easy high heel shoe storage!
Hanging Shoe Clothesline
Cabinet Door Shoe Storage
Use the inside of a wardrobe or cabinet door to hang your shoes using small cup hooks like Humble Bee and Me.
Hanging Boot Storage
Corner Shoe Shelves
Put an empty corner of a closet, room, or garage to use with easy corner shelves like Designed to Dwell
Round Rotating Shoe Shelf
Built-In Hidden Shoe Storage
This clever built-in shoe storage pullout by Hardcore Renos uses in-wall space to store a dozen pairs of shoes.
The in-wall storage shelves we built in our bathroom would be a great solution for storing shoes behind the door (or in any unused wall space), too!
Pallet Shoe Storage
For sneakers, a cut-down pallet mounted to the wall makes a quick and easy vertical shoe rack! ( via Shelterness)
Wall Cubby Shoe Storage
A cubby mounted on the wall takes up a few inches of wall space but keeps the floor clear!
Minette’s Maze used rustic metal wall cubbies she found at Hobby Lobby
Wine Crate Shoe Cubby
Upcycle a crate or wine crate to make your own easy DIY shoe cubby (via White House, Black Shutters).
DIY Narrow Shoe Cubby Organizer
Rolling Shoe Cubby Bench
You can also build your own rolling shoe cubby bench to slide under a shelf or console table in your entryway.
More ideas for small space organizing:
- Convenient Cabinet Organizing Ideas
- Creative Closet Organizing and Storage Ideas
- Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas
Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.
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