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Shoe storage ideas: 21 easy DIY

shoe storage ideas 21 easy DIY

Shoe organizing can be a real headache if there is little space or no specific storage.
Whether you’re a shoe lover or a member of a large family keeping your shoes tidy and in pairs makes everyday life much easier.

Below I share some great DIY ideas for creating different shoe storage according to the different spaces of the house. You will find ideas to make:

  • Wall shoe storages
  • Shoe racks
  • Under-bed shoe storage
  • Shoe cubbies
  • Shoe benches

I hope these cool ideas will help you organize shoes and keep your house tidy.

I know we don’t always have time for a DIY project, so I also added links for similar products that you can shop online. Choose the option that suits you best. In the end, what matters is to be happy with the improvements we make in our house.

 5 good looking shoe storage you can buy online for less than 20 dollars

  1. Space-saving wall shoe storage
  2. Compact shoe rack
  3. Under bed shoe storage
  4. Shoe storage boxes
  5. Closet shoe organizer

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Wall shoe storage ideas

If you live in a small space you can take advantage of the space on the walls to add extra storage. A small column shelf is perfect for storing shoes.

Hanging shoe organizer optimize the space and allow you to create extra storage space to keep you favorite shoes organized.

You can also try some more creative solutions, like using coat hooks or a peg rack to hang shoes. These are easy and economical solutions to improve shoe organization.

Tutorial for the DIY wall mounted shoe rack

No time to DIY?  Shop it HERE

wall shoe storage diy

I couldn’t find the source for this picture. But it’s quite simple, you hang one or several coat racks on the wall at a few feet of the floor.

It’s an easy and practical way to keep shoes out of the way in a small entryway.

Need the supplies for this DIY? Shop them HERE

boot rack wall storage diy

I made this DIY shoe rack for Bob Vila. Super easy to build and useful to dry boots.

It’s the kind of shoe storage you can hang on a mudroom or a garage.

Follow the instruction and the the tutorial to make this DIY Boot rack.

No time to DIY?  Shop it HERE

diy shoe storage high hell

If you like to wear high heels, this shoe storage idea is for you.

What a great way to display and organize your favorite shoes. Have a look at this clever tutorial for DIY High heels shoe storage

Need the supplies for this DIY? Shop it HERE

wall shoe storage with peg

This Easy shoe organization project is what every family need. Easy to build and easy to use. The kinds can easily hang them shoes on and all the mess stay away from the floor.

You can make a small one to hang a few pairs in the entryway, and a full rack to keep the shoes organized in the garage or the mudroom.

Need the supplies for this DIY? Shop them HERE

DIY Shoe rack

Keep your shoes on hand and organized with a shoe rack. They are easy to use and take up little space.

They can fit inside a closet , on the floor or in a wall. If you don’t have one, you can easily build a DIY shoe rack.
You can adapt it to match the size of your shoe collection.

Shoe rack help you create additional shoe storage space in a mud room or a garage.

diy shoe rack

Free plan to build a DIY shoe rack

No time to DIY?  Shop it HERE

diy shoe shelf

Don´t hesitate to display your prettier shoes on a shelf or a ladder, have a look at this tutorial to make the DIY ladder shoe shelf.

No time to DIY?  Shop it HERE

diy shoe shelf storage

This small shelf is made with only a few planks and allows you to store a good amount of shoes.

The best about making DIY is you can create storage that fits in any unused space of your house.

It also makes housekeeping easier, simply wipe the shelf down and keep it neat and tidy.

If you want to be even more creative, try different shelf styles and color combinations. You can even use this tutorial to make a DIY ladder shelf shoe storage.

No time to DIY?  Shop it HERE

diy shoe rach vertical

Another great idea to organize your shoes and keep them out of the floor is to use wall hanging shoe organizer, a good example of this is this DIY wood shelf organizer.

This is a great way to keep your shoe organized and ready to wear.

No time to DIY? Shop it HERE

Shoe storage under bed

Another good way to find extra space to store your shoes is to use the “waisted spaces” like the gap under the furniture or the bed.

Building a wooden drawer to slide under your bed is quite simple and allows you to store a lot of shoes while keeping them easily accessible.

Put the drawer on wheels so it’s easy to pull out and easy to clean under.
You can customize the drawer front to match your bedroom decoration.

Remember that with this DIY idea any under furniture space can potentially become an extra shoe storage space…can you see the potential?

diy shoe storage under bed

Have a look at this easy tutorial to build a simple under bed drawer

iunder bed shoe storage

Check this tutorial to DIY an under bed shoe organizer with lid, perfect to keep your favorite shoes away from dust.

No time to DIY?  Shop it HERE

Shoe Cubby

If you have a large family, using shoe cubby for shoe storage is a good option. The shoes are stored in pairs (and hopefully stay together … which avoids wasting time looking for the lost shoe).

Plus you can easily label the cubbies, so each person has its space to keep the shoes.

I like this simple and clever DIY crate shoe storage. 

You can make this shoe storage in 5 minutes just assembling some crates. You can screw the boxes together if you want something more permanent.

A great thing with this DIY shoe organizer is that´s evolutive, if you need more storage space, just add a few crate.

Need the supplies for this DIY? Shop them HERE

RELATED: DIY Crates storage unit

Don´t hesitate to use the bottom of the closet to storage your shoes.

Here goes a smart idea to duplicate your shoe storage, look at the tutorial for the DIY shoe organizer trolley

Need the supplies for this DIY? Shop them HERE and HERE

diy large shoe cubby

This Large DIY shoe cubby is the perfect storage solution for a large family.

No time to DIY?  Shop it HERE

diy shoe cubby

This DIY shoe cubby is compact, convenient and add a nice touch of color in an entryway.

No time to DIY?  Shop it HERE

diy shoe containers

Want to add a pop of originally to your closet, try to build this DIY honeycomb shoe organizer

diy shoe storage with tube

Using PVC pipe is a clever way to make a convenient shoe cubby. You can adapt the storage dimension to your space and even enlarge it in the future if needed.

Read how to make a PVC pipe shoe organizer (tip: you can also do it with cardboard mailing tubes)

Need the supplies for this DIY?  Shop them HERE or HERE

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Shoe Cabinet

Small space can be tricky to organize, you need to take advantage of very inches to optimize storage.

Using a shoe cabinet is a great option. It keeps the shoes visually away and as it´s quite narrow you can place it in every nook, like a narrow hallway or behind a door.

shoe cubby compact

This entryway shoe storage is a very practical solution you can use almost everywhere in the house.

as it uses little space and hides the shoes away.

Need the supplies for this idea? Shop them HERE

Shoe bench

Having a bench in your hallway is a great decorative element, but above all, it is a super useful piece of furniture for this space.

You can sit there to put on your shoes.  Kids can drop them school bags and backpacks on it.

Add it´s the perfect spot to add baskets or crates to store shoes.

diy shoe bench storage

Look at this DIY bench with shoe storage.

Every family member has a labeled basket to keep their shoes. When the basket is full, just carry it away to put things back in place.

No time to DIY?  Shop them HERE and HERE

RELATED: How to make a rope basket

shoe storage bench DIY

Same kind of convenient shoe storage here, using crates instead of baskets. Have a look at the tutorial for the DIY shoe storage bench

No time to DIY? Shop it HERE

If you only want to keep a few pair of shoes in the entryway, this bench with hanging basket is perfect.

Keep the shoes out of the way, a nice place to sit and easy to clean under.

How to make a bench with hanging storage baskets

No time to DIY?  Shop them, you can and combine this item with these ones.

When you are done organizing your shoes, keep some shoeboxes to make one or more of these cool crafts.

Want to remember it? Save these 21 DIY shoe storage ideas in your favorite Pinterest Board.

shoe storage ideas: 21 DIY easy to make

You will find all the tutorials featured in the video on my “Best DIY” page.



Tuesday 29th of June 2021

Thank you those were all awesome ideas!!!


Friday 9th of July 2021

You are welcome, Veronica! I hope you can find some useful shoe storage ideas ;)