21 Inventive Ways to Organize Your Shoes
Closets full of your many, many must-have pairs? Don't sweat it — we're obsessed with shoes too. But if you're facing a closet or entryway jam-packed with all of your pairs, then it's time to take action. Enough with missing a mate and digging in dark corners for your fave loafers; we've rounded up the best and most functional ways to organize your shoes.
Whitmor Hanging Shoes Shelves ($9):We love building outfits in our closet to avoid the morning struggle, and this hanging shoe storage is a handy tool to make it easier. When your shoes are hanging next to your favorite pieces in the closet, it's like creating snapshots of different ensembles. There are even side pockets for your socks.
IKEA STÄLL Shoe Cabinet ($99): We love that this space-saving cabinet frees us from having to dig around in our closet.
Container Store Clear Stackable Shoe Drawer ($10): If you've got extra space on closet shelves for shoe storage, these bins will keep your beloved shoes in tip-top shape — and because they are clear, you can see at a glance what you're looking for.
Prepac Shoe Cubby Shelf ($132+): If you're a shoes-off-at-the-door household, provide an easy place to store your and your guests' shoes in your entryway with this cubby shelf.
Ziz Home Under the Bed Storage ($15): Don't let your ever-growing collection turn into clutter. If your closet is stacked full of seasonal footwear, store your off-season kicks under the bed.
Honey Can Do 24-Pocket Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer ($18): Maximize your closet space by using an over-the-door organizer made of sturdy polyester with durable clear pouches. Bonus: It can also store your small accessories.
ClosetMaid Cubicals Shoe Storage Bench ($77+): Need a comfy place to sit when you take your shoes on and off? This cushioned bench will do the trick — and you can tuck them away as soon as they're off.
LENTIA Entryway Coat Rack Shoe Bench ($50): Clean lines and tons of functionality make this rack a no-brainer.
West Elm Industrial Shoe Rack ($160): Use this sleek rack and you'll never mind having shoes on display in your entryway.
Yamazaki Adjustable Shoe Rack ($25): This compact rack can fit into just about any small space to keep shoes tucked away.
Container Store 8-Pair Shoe and Purse Organizer ($40): The roomy compartments of this simple organizer are great for both shoes and handbags.
Tangkula 360° Free Rotating Wooden Shoe Rack ($80): We'll feel like we just walked into Bloomie's the next time we pick out our pair of shoes with this rotating display.
Stackable Bamboo Shoe Rack ($89): Whether you have shoes for every outfit or just the staples, you can stack as many of these racks as you need to accommodate your whole collection.
10-Pair Shoe Rack with Mirror ($167): The full-length mirror on the side of this closet makes trying on all your options a one-stop affair.
Yamazaki Tower 6-Tier Shoe Rack ($110): This could double as a bedside or entryway table, perfect for a candle and your keys.
IKEA MAKAPÄR ($70): Ikea never fails when it comes to bringing us simple and functional storage in every room of the house. This discreet shoe organizer could also act as a television mount or daybed console.
West Elm Mid-Century Shoe Rack ($200): Coffee table or shoe rack? Either way, we are here for it.
Yamazaki Frame Rolling Shoe Rack ($65): This rack is super easy to move around the house. Take it from your bedroom to the entryway when you have people over for an easy storage solution.
Yocice Wall Mounted Shoes Rack ($23): The opportunities with these mounts are endless. Wherever you tend to take your shoes off around the house you can stick one of these for easy storage.
Etsy Modern Shoe Rack ($156+): This handmade piece is more like a work of art - you can slide the bar to create a new look every time.
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This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
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Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
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