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If you’re anything like me… you have an ever growing pile of shoes that never seems to get smaller! These awesome shoe storage ideas and organization tutorials will help you get that pile under control. Whether you’re looking for something super quick and easy or you want to build a complete DIY wood storage unit… you’ll find something here that fits your needs
Here are the ones that stood out to me:
DIY Grid Shoe Storage
Life is short, buy the shoes. And then once the regret kicks in (because WHY DOES IT ALWAYS), have no fear. You will be able to organize every shoe you “regretfully” purchase with this grid style shoe storage display, and it will ease the pain. This grid wire mesh is actually just ordered on Amazon, and she had the brilliant idea of hanging her heels on it. This is made for a shoe with a heel, so it would look perfect as a display in a walk-in closet or in a front laundry room. No regrets!
DIY Industrial Shoe Rack
Source: Two Feet First
I make shoe contact before eye contact, does anybody else have this problem? Is it really a problem though? This industrial shoe rack is wooden beauty with a bold dark finish and I could see it fitting perfectly inside an entryway or laundry room. It’s sturdy and small, but big enough for winter boots, stilettos, or anything your heart desires. It has an end table feel with a rustic vibe that I’m all about. You will definitely love this one!
Closet Shoe Organization
Source: Lauren Conrad
What do you think about stacking your shoes? Personally, I think this such an organized way to go about shoe storage, but labeling is crucial when executing this tactic. Her bins aren’t 100% clear for her stacked shoes, but she has every pair labeled just right with subtitles like “heels, tennis shoes, sandals” etc. If you’ve got the room in your closet to stack, I say go for it!
Wooden Peg Shoe Organization
Source: Saw Dust Girl
Take life one “step” at a time with this awesome idea for shoe organization! What I love so much about this specific DIY project is that with just boards and some shaker pegs, you can build it right into your closet, and it will open up so much space, not to mention look incredibly nifty too! As she states, all you need to do is drill the holes, attach the boards to the wall, add the pegs, and then finish with wet paint, decoration, or spray paint to your liking. Super nifty idea!
Source: Sincerely Sara D
SO many shoes and only two feet, what is a girl to do!!! I’ll tell you exactly what you could do: build this rusticly farmhouse looking shoe cubby, that’s what! This is big, bold, and beautiful. I love the wood look, and the giant cubby looks perfect in an entryway of a home, especially if you have a hallway that may be more narrow. I WOOD take a look at this, you won’t want to miss out
DIY Shoe Rack
Source: 100 Things 2 Do
Shoes off, please. Does anyone else have to remind their kids 15 times a day to take off their muddy and sweaty shoes? This is the perfect shoe rack for those of us who have a lot of shoes, who also have kids… with a lot of shoes. It’s a DIY project out of wooden boards, screws, and many household materials. The finished product looks a lot like a big shelf with different stacks. And can we talk about the white paint she uses for a more expensive feel to these actually very inexpensive shelves? Looks so good!
Cheap Homemade Shoe Rack
Source: A Piece Of Rainbow
Good shoes take you good places, it’s just a fact. This organizational tactic for your best shoes to go to the best places is amazing! Like a cubby, this has the same execution (placing shoes on top of shoes) but these cubbies are triangle instead of the usual square. How “acute’ is that? Plus, this takes less than seven materials and less than two hours to complete. If you aren’t fond of woodworking just yet, this is the perfect project for you. Time to travel in organizational style!
Crown Molding Shoe Rack Tutorial
I just rescued a pair of shoes. They were stuck inside the store! See, it’s that simple. Just change your mindset and all of your shoe purchases actually turn into nonprofit worK. This organization technique is pretty in pink, takes up hardly any room, and looks neat and organized. She uses cheap crown molding, a couple of screws, pink paint, and some anchors and her shoe organization travels up the wall. So this opens up so much space, and there’s nothing even on the ground for organization. A wall of shoes… Who wouldn’t want that?
How to Make A Wooden Shoe Rack
Source: Apartment Therapy
You really can’t buy happiness. But you can buy shoes and that’s kind of the same thing right? This is one of the simplest DIY wooden shoe racks I have seen to date. With four materials, seven tools, and a couple of hours of time you’ll have your very own rustic shoe rack that will make any laundry room look neat and organized. If you’re looking for something quick and easy then wood you look at this?
Entryway DIY Shoe Rack
Source: Angela Marie Made
Speaking of the “rustic” look, this wooden shoe rack SCREAMS rustic with a whole lot of modern. For only $15? And trust me when I say it does not look cheap. That’s a steal! This almost has the look of an end table and the paint with dark cedar wood and grey finishing. Cheap, inexpensive, and perfect for any laundry room, entry hallway, or walk in closet. I love the versatility, and how small the rack itself is because you could use one for a certain kind of shoe or make more than one for the whole collection. I’m all about this one!
Super-Sized Shoe Rack
Source: The House of Wood
When I was younger, my mom always told me that shoe shopping was cheaper and just as effective as a therapist. My 20’s were hard, and let’s just say I have a TON of shoes now. This DIY giant sized shoe rack is so important folks, and it will solve that “messy and shoes everywhere” look of any walk-in closet or entryway. These remind me of giant opened dresser drawers. The process is simple, there are pictures to make it easier than ever, and the turn out is big, bold, wooden, and beautiful. If it’s big enough for me, it will be big enough for you. I promise.
DIY Under Bed Shoe Organizer
Source: Anika’s DIY Life
There’s no room for monsters under this bed, there are too many shoes! I absolutely love his under the bed shoe organizer, because I’m the type of person who hates any sort of clutter, even when the clutter is neat and organized. This removes all of the clutter, in fact, makes the clutter invisible while still granting easy access to the shoes. If you’re an open space and neat freak kinda gal or guy like I am, this is going to be the DIY project for you!
Pallet Ladder Shoe Storage
This is truly the definition of climbing the ladder to heaven… Or to a bunch of shoes. How unique is this shoe storage ladder idea? Most of us have that storage, especially in a kids bedroom that is just too tall for them to reach. This ladder looks neat in a closet, makes it easy to get to the goods, and if you DON’T already have that storage this will give you another idea in creating storage with boards as well. I love this!
Hexagon DIY Shoe Rack
Source: Designer Trapped
Say hello to six sided beauty and organization! This DIY hexagon shoe rack does everything you’d want it to, while still looking totally fabulous and unique in the process. With just 1 x 10, wood glue, finishing nails, wood stain, and drop cloth you could have your very own awesome looking hexagon shoe rack too! This is way simpler than even drawing a hexagon on paper, and the tutorial is super easy to understand. I have never seen anything quite like this one!
DIY Vintage Crate Boot Rack
Source: Infarrantly Creative
“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” – Marilyn Monroe
Is there anything more vintage than the Marilyn Monroe herself? This vintage boot rack might be! I absolutely love this look, she uses old wooden boxes that are scratched up, jaded, and color shading is disappearing for that farmhouse vintagey style. If you’re into that, I guarantee you’ll be into this wooden crates boot rack!
DIY Shoe Storage Bench
Source: Jaime Costiglio
There isn’t a single laundry room that this shoe storage bench wouldn’t look perfectly in place. I love that the shoes aren’t just all over the place, they are tucked away in this navy colored bench made out of some simple plywood. With just six materials and a couple of hours, you will have bench comfy enough to sit on, but versatile enough to utilize for all of you or your kid’s shoes. Assemble your plywood cubbies, glue them together, let them sit, paint them if you want, and voila!
Related: Best DIY Bench Ideas
Eazy Shoe Organization Bench
Source: Crafting In The Rain
Here’s another awesome DIY shoe bench for storage, with an antique twist! I love everything about this. It has an end table look and you can barely tell it’s a bench and is painted with a pastel blue finish. It would look amazing in an entryway for a pop of color or laundry room! It’s made using inexpensive products, and only takes a couple of hours to assemble. (less time if you have a buddy good with power tools) This is an awesome shoe storage bench idea!
DIY Ladder Wardrobe
Source: A Pair & A Spare
This may be my favorite DIY shoe organization project, it’s simply stunning. All you need for this awesome and versatile shoe rack is a ladder and some wood piping. She assembles the ladder as a shoe rack with different levels, and then at the top using the wood pipe for a place to put clothes hangers. If you own a walk-in closet or have a space to put a ladder in your room, this would look amazing. I’m obsessed with this!
Metal Pipe Shoe Rack
Source: Threads & Blooms
You’re worth more than gold, and so are your shoes! This outrageously stunning marble and gold DIY shoe rack is modern, classy, and has that expensive feel that I won’t lie, I love the most. This is a pricier DIY project, coming in at right around $120 for all of the materials, but it’s definitely an easier assembly once the marble is purchased. This would look incredible in any room of the house. Entryway, walk-in closet, laundry room, you name it. I have expensive taste in shoes, so an expensive rack is pretty fitting. Stay golden baby!
Simple DIY Shoe Organizer
Source: Design Sponge
This shoe rack will have you feeling pine! I love pine furniture and appliances, but I think my favorite part about this ladder shoe shelf is the fact that it’s small enough to fit in a small space. If you don’t have the biggest closet than you’re in luck here. Plus, I am obsessed with the ladder look for shoe storage. It’s modern while still giving off a classic vibe. With just 8 materials and 6 easy steps with pictures to go with, you’ll have your very own ladder to a successful shoe collection. May the forest be with you!
Shoe Box Storage
Source: By Stephanie Lynn
Could life get ANY easier than having your shoes tucked away but being able to see exactly which is pair is in exactly each bin? This DIY photo shoebox idea is awesomely unique! You can put these bins on top of your dresser, under your bed, or in your closet. It will leave your space neat and clutterless, but as soon as you need to find your favorite pair of shoes you won’t have to go digging into any bin, you can see right on the front which shoebox to go into. I love this idea!
Shoe Organization Bins
Source: By Erika Batista
Sometimes I walk into a store like American Eagle or H&M and am in complete awe of how they organize their clothing so completely perfect, and so homely. I always think to myself, “why can’t my closet look like this?” Well, this is a great way to start! Each one of these holey bins is priced under 14.99. She bought about 6 for shoes, and denim clothing, and scarves, etc… Then, she used price tags from Michaels for an added touch. Her closet looks just like a neat and organized clothing store, and now yours can too!
Custom Closet Shoe Rack
Source: Inspired By Charm
This DIY custom shoe storage project is extremely versatile! It’s made by purchasing a Rubbermaid fast track system, where you can assemble shelves, drawers, accessories, etc. He chose to assemble the rack, then painted it white, installed it into the closet, and voila! His very own shoe racks in an enclosed space to neaten everything up just right. If you’re looking to DIY without the power tools, this is the perfect project for you!
Clear Shoe Storage Bins
Source: Driven by Decor
This is more than a DIY shoe organization idea, it’s a complete home organization idea and DIY tutorial, but of course, shoes are involved. From jewelry to clothes, to makeup, to bedside essentials, this is full of fun and unique ideas to keep it all clean, fun, and tidy. And of course, we aren’t forgetting the most important aspect of trendy organization, your shoes. The tactic used for shoe organization here is small clear bins to put your shoes in and keep under your bed. It looks organized, everything is neat and tidy, and overall sometimes hiding your amazing shoes is the best way to organize them. This has so many unique and fun ideas!
Wall Mounted Shoe Rack
Source: Lily Ardor
If the shoe fits, wear it. Annnnnnnd buy it in every color…. Why not right? This entryway “bench” that is so much more than just a bench could not be any more unique and modern if it tried. Not only is this bench totally stunning and extremely versatile, but there are other shelves climbing up the wall with the best shoes, and an adorable house plant as well. This could look perfect in any room, in any style, and in any way. There are only 7 materials needed and a little amount of labor. Modern and gorgeous!