11 Brilliantly Simple DIY Shoe Storage Hacks

Shoe lovers, rejoice! There are some exceptionally clever and inexpensive ways to store your most coveted collection…your shoe collection, obviously. If you’re storing your favorite shoes in the oven (à la Carrie Bradshaw), get them out of there! These storage options will not only keep your shoes organized in plain sight, but they’ll show off your favorite kicks, too. And if you’re really proud of those boots you just HAD to have, you better be showing them off in a stylish way. Try any of these 11 clever DIYs for neat shoes and some updated decor.

  1. Re-Purposed Ladder

    Got an old ladder out in the garage? Before you consider sending it to the junk yard, turn it into a trendy project! Sand the wood and then paint the ladder a fun color (we love the fresh look of white) and once dry, you can hang your pumps from the ladder rungs easily.

  2. Under-Bed Pallet Organizer

    The space under your bed is under utilized…so why not fill it with shoes? These pallet racks are easy to make from reclaimed wood and won’t take up any much-needed space in your bedroom.

  3. Kids’ Shoe Rack

    Use an old pallet (you can get one for free at some hardware stores) to make a shoe rack…although “make” is a strong word. Simply lean the pallet against a wall and stick shoes into the slots! Easy as that. Especially perfect for pliable shoes like kids’ shoes or sneakers.

  4. Colorful Molding

    You can find molding at some antique stores or even at basic hardware stores! All you have to do is cut the molding to size and paint it a bold, fun color to give you wall decor some pop.

  5. Wine Box Organizer

    For those of us who love wine almost as much as we love shoes, this is the perfect craft. Use a tote (any tote) and use cardboard wine separators to make sections for your shoes. Free and functional? Yes, please.

  6. Multi-Shelf Closet Rack

    One of the easiest DIYs you can do is this multi-shelf closet rack. It doesn’t get more simple to make or use than this straight-forward shoe shelf.

  7. Wall-Mounted Organizer

    Family Handy Man

    Looking for something a little funky? This scattered wall-mounted organizer isn’t just one unit – it’s scattered pieces, mounted to the wall! This is a super unique look and very easy to customize.

  8. Pyramid Organizer

    A Piece of Rainbow

    These put the pyramids of Egypt to shame! Well…maybe not in grandeur, but for your own personal functionality, absolutely. This triangular set-up is a creative way to store your shoes in style.

  9. Gym Locker

    Apartment Therapy

    Talk about effortless cool. Re-purposing an old gym locker is a super chic way to store your shoes, for guys and ladies.

  10. Rolling Storage Bins

    I Can Teach My Child

    Similar to your under-bed crate storage, these rolling bins can hold your shoes and roll out of sight when you desperately need the space. Tiny apartment with lots of heels? This is your go-to hack.

  11. Lazy Susan

    The Owner Builder Network

    A Lazy Susan isn’t just great for your kitchen spices, you can also use this giant version to have easy-to-access shoes always. Does this qualify as an excuse to buy more shoes? We think so.

Do you store you shoes in a creative way? Share your storage ideas in the comments section below.