Shoe Storage Creative Home Storage Ideas for Shoes
Shoe storage ideas require creative thinking. Organizing tips for
your shoes may include using both vertical and horizontal spaces, but whatever home storage ideas
you decide to go with make sure that the shoes you wear most often are readily accessible.
Organizing tips, and home storage ideas for your shoes.
If you are aware of the products that are available you can find space for your shoes.
Consider all the vertical, horizontal, and forgotten spaces you have, and get the creative juices flowing by
"thinking outside the shoe box"!
Measurements: Closet products are generally sized in 12 inch intervals as a closets are usually 24 inches
deep but your entrance way can be large enough for a storage bench or small enough that it won't even
accommodate shoe storage so get good measurements.
How many shoes need to be stored? - Which shoes do you wear most often and which ones are simply stored away?
You only wear about 20% of what you own so some of your footwear will be worn often and those are the items that you need to
keep readily accessible. Everything else can be stored away.
Products - shoe storage boxes are suitable for storing shoes that are not to be accessed
frequently. Look for clear plastic shoe boxes so
you can easily identify what is in there. Make sure if you are using boxes that they are all of the same variety and that they are made to stack together.
It is best if you purchase them all at the same time instead of buying a few and then trying to add some more later.
You just never know if the same product will be in stock when you go back for more.
Closet Shoe Organizers can be plastic
coated metal, laminate, and melamine covered particle board
and even real cedar. Look for shoe racks with stackable components so you can use the vertical space in
your closet. Raise the closet rod to 72 inches and then put the shoe rack on the floor.
This arrangement provides space for your footwear and still allows enough vertical space above
for hanging garments. You will need about 8-9 inches per pair of shoes so a 24 inch lineal space on a shoe
rack could accommodate 3 pairs of shoes stored side by side.
Underbed shoe storage -
some products are now made to fit underneath the bed to provide use of space that
is otherwise wasted. Underbed units are made of either soft plastic or rigid plastic boxes with hinged
lids. This is great shoe storage idea for those shoes that are not worn often.
raise the bed - There are specific products available called "bed risers"
that create more usable for storage space under the bed. You can even go to the big box store and purchase bed casters that are
adjustable to different heights and they might provide the few extra inches you need.
More organizing tips and shoe storage ideas
Think "outside the shoe box"
It is not always necessary to use a product designed for shoes.
Other types of furniture can sometimes do just as well and it is not always necessary just to use products designed for that purpose.
Metal lockers, book cases, storage baskets, and even laundry baskets can be used to corral those loose shoes.
Here are three ideas that are creative uses for furniture and products not necessarily designed for shoes.
Do you have a big decorative clay pot? - Instead of planting a plant in there and dealing with all the
dirt and constant watering use it to store shoes right by the entry way. This one did double duty as an umbrella stand.
A vertical CD holder - it doesn't have to be for CD's, some of them are great for storing your footwear.
An entertainment unit - this shoe storage solution is not a piece of furniture made for shoes.
It is an entertainment unit placed at the end of a king size bed. It is often hard to find a bench that will span the entire width of a king size bed but this unit
fit perfectly and the owners used the "cubbies" for the shoes that are worn most often. It also provides a perfect place to
sit when putting shoes on and taking them off.
So don't get locked into thinking "inside the shoe box".
Some of these home storage ideas and a little creativity might just get you the footwear storage solution you are looking for.