11 Shoe Storage Hacks to Keep Your Entryway & Closets Tidy

Keep shoe clutter at bay with the right storage solutions for your home.

Published February 10, 2023
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Shoes are a necessity of life, and proper shoe storage is just as necessary! Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to organize or even totally hide your pairs away to keep your home looking neat and tidy.

Clever Shoe Storage Ideas

It might surprise you how many options there are to stow your shoes. Take a look at some cute solutions to your growing shoe clutter problem.

Turn an End Table Into Shoe Storage

At the thrift store, find an old end table or nightstand with drawers to hide your shoes in. I love this option because it's small enough to use as a piece of furniture in almost any room and doubles as usable counter space.

Under-the-Bed Storage Bin

Don't forget about the space under your bed! Buy a long and shallow storage bin with a lid to hide all your shoes under your bed. You can even find bins with wheels to make this storage idea even easier.

Revolving Shoe Rack

Rotating shoe storage

There's something about the idea of a revolving shoe storage rack that would make me feel like I'm living my best Princess Diaries life. But really, it's a cute and practical way to store your shoes without having to look at all of them all the time.

Closet Shoe Storage

Sometimes, life doesn't leave you with much closet space. But you still need a place to store your shoes, and luckily there are some great solutions that won't take up all the space you'd rather use for your clothes.

Hanging Shoe Organizer

I used to have a hanging shoe organizer in my rental, which was the best solution for my small closet that had a little extra hanging space. You can fit multiple pairs of sandals or flats in one shelf, so 10 shelves can really go a long way!

Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer

If you have a standard door to your closet instead of a bifold door, use an over-the-door shoe organizer. You can hide your shoes away, but get to them easily when you need them. This can also go on the back of your bedroom door.

Wall-Mounted Shoe Rack

There are plenty of wall-mounted shoe rack options that can fit in your closet. Just attach it to the side wall instead of cluttering the floor or using valuable hanging space. This option might not be very rental friendly, however.

Small Entryway Shoe Storage Ideas

Your entryway is a natural place to remove your shoes when you get home. But they can quickly pile up into a cluttered mess, especially if the area is on the small side. Stow your shoes and boots away with these simple storage ideas.

Narrow Shoe Storage Cabinet

Shoe storage cabinets are becoming popular for good reason. Their clever drawer design allows them to take up less space while still being able to fit your favorite pairs of shoes. They come in a variety of designs to suit your style and work as multipurpose pieces for you to set your keys or purse on.

Entryway Bench

Even if you don't have a proper mudroom, a bench is a good way to define your entryway, store your shoes, and even sit down to put them on. Talk about luxury! Hang a few hooks above your bench to maximize the space.

Cube Organizer With Baskets

Use a common cube organizer to stow your kicks away in cute baskets. I love that this lets you organize your shoes by style or your most-to-least-used pairs. Plus, you can have as many cubes as you need, so this is a great option if you have kids and need extra storage.

Lidded Wicker Storage Bin

You can hide your shoes AND keep your modern boho design strong with a lidded wicker bin. It won't draw too much attention and will still hide your shoes so you don't have to see (or smell) them all the time. It'll also leave plenty of wall space to stylize the space with a mirror and some hooks.

Simple but Chic Shoe Rack

Don't underestimate the power of a sturdy shoe rack in your entryway. Find one with the right amount of shelves for you - only you know how many shoes you have! If you find one with a solid top, you can add a cute plant to spruce it up and use it as a console table.

Shoe Storage Solutions

You'll feel so much better having a good shoe storage system in place - especially one that works for your individual space and style. The best part is that you can combine multiple options, so you'll never feel like you don't have enough shoe storage again!

11 Shoe Storage Hacks to Keep Your Entryway & Closets Tidy