Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Five [More] Ways to Organize Your Shoes

I'm back this week with five more ways to organize your shoes. Last week, I blogged about the first five options, just in case you missed it.  

Insider tip: In most small closets, like those common in New York City, combining some of these options is going to be your best bet. For example, organize your office shoes on shelves and organize sandals using a back of the door shoe organizer. 

Option 6:  Shoe Trees
People either love them or hate them. This is seriously where preference makes a difference. The Container Store sells a highly rated one

Photo courtesy of The Container Store

Option 7:  Under the Bed
This can be a great option for out of season storage. It’s not the best option for your everyday shoes. There is also a version on wheels from Organize.com that could be good for slippers as well. 

Photo courtesy of The Container Store 

Option 8:  Shoe Cabinets
Again, quality here makes a difference, but I’ve had clients that are happy with the IKEA version of the shoe cabinet. This is a great option in a mudroom or entryway for families with small children. Grab your shoes and you’re out the door.

Photo courtesy of IKEA

Finally, two options with shoes as décor:

Option 9:  Crown Molding
Now we’re getting creative. Imagine your gorgeous heels dangling from crown molding along the walls of your walk in closet. Yeah, I’m drooling.

Photo via Pinterest

Option 10:  On a Ladder
Shoes as art. Still drooling here.

Photo courtesy of Design Sponge

Whew! Talk about options. 

Please, tell me, what other way could you possibly organize your shoes? 


  1. You just made my youngest daughter's day. She is moving into an apartment for senior year of college. Lots of shoes and no space. Thank you!

  2. Thanks so much for reading along! Good luck with your daughter's move!