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Creative Shoe Storage Ideas

by Howard Kriteman 11/23/2022

No matter how many shoes you have, you can never have enough storage options. Storing and organizing shoes can be a hassle, but it can also be fun if you think outside the box. Here are some clever and creative ways to store your shoes.

Combine Storage and Seating

Whenever possible, opt for seating with built-in storage. This is especially convenient for storing shoes as they take up relatively little vertical space. Try using a bench with shelves underneath, or storage chests with cushions on top. Combining shoe storage with seating is a perfect strategy for an entryway, mudroom or closet space.

Try a Vintage Mail Sorter

For a fun vintage or farmhouse aesthetic, consider repurposing an old mail sorting shelf. The small rectangular cubbies are the perfect size for a pair of shoes and still provide enough visibility to tell them apart. Most mail organizers have an open space at the bottom, which is perfect for bulkier shoes or boots.

Rethink Your Cabinets

Any cabinet can be shoe storage if you choose. Have an old wooden cabinet unused in the spare room or basement? Turn it into a convenient shoe storage solution. No matter the style, material or size, cabinets are a great option for organizing your shoes and keeping them out of sight. Try this idea in a hallway if you don't have room in an entry closet.

Go Vertical With Upright Shelves

There are plenty of vertical shoe storage solutions available on the market, but one of the sleekest and simplest is to use upright shelves. Narrow shelves with a lip typically used for art or framed pictures work perfectly for holding shoes upright against the wall. If you have shoes with heels, opt for slightly deeper shelves to allow for overhang. Otherwise, even the lowest-profile picture shelves will do the trick.

These are only a few of the clever and creative ways to store your shoes around the home. Try these ideas on their own or combined to find the best option for your space.

About the Author

Howard Kriteman

Howard was born in Boston and grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts.  After graduating from Skidmore College he moved to Manhattan and now proudly calls Florida his home.  Howard has held multiple senior executive positions in the luxury retailing and manufacturing industry.  He's worked for some of the finest retailers and brands in the U.S.  Howard has a passion for interior design, architecture and real estate investment.  He has a gift for finding his clients their dream homes by crafting customized home searches tailored to their specific needs.   Howard will protect your interests, ensure a smooth transaction and negotiate on your behalf. Whether you're in the research phase at the beginning of your real estate search or you know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional by your side. Howard would be honored to put his real estate experience to work for you.