These days, most of us have lots of shoes…casual, dressy, seasonal, sport etc… and often wonder where is the best place to store and organize them?  I suppose I’m the worst offender at my house as far as the amount of shoes I have.  My kids have flip flops, boots, a pair of shoes for church and sneakers, and my hubby has several pairs of sneakers, a few dress shoes, and a pair of boots.  I, on the other hand, well I have a few more styles than they do.  My mom says my first word was “shoe.”  In my defense, I’m a super bargain shopper, and wear my shoes for years and years.  😛

shoe storage organization, Shoe Storage Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

However, with lots of shoes, comes the need for lots of storage, or maybe just super efficient storage.

shoe storage organization, Shoe Storage Ideas, Joyful HomemakingI used to keep the majority of each family members shoes in their respective closets, and so I just used a small shoe cubby in the hall closet for the most used shoes, depending on what season it was at the time.

shoe storage organization, Shoe Storage Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

To save space in my closet, for years I used a shoe bag over the closet door.  Incidentally, shoe bags are so versatile for storing and organizing all kinds of things!

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Check out this post:  Organizing with Shoe Bags

Our current shoe storage is in our front hall closet, which we redid with shelves and baskets, and it continues to work well for us.

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Coat Closet Organization

Now while my shoe storage solutions have usually been more about function than beauty, there are many pretty AND functional ideas for shoe storage and organization.  I love these cute baskets under a bench that Trey and Lucy’s Blog used!

shoe storage organization, Shoe Storage Ideas, Joyful HomemakingBench & Shoe Storage Solution from Trey and Lucy

There are endless options for corralling all the shoes your family collects:

  • Wire baskets
  • Wicker baskets
  • Pegs on the wall (low to the ground)
  • Hooked on tension rods
  • Over the door, metal or plastic shoe rack
  • Magazine holders for flip flops

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What options work best for you and your family?

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