How to Organize Shoes


When you walk into your home, does a mountain of shoes cause you to trip? One simple way to organize shoes is to get a metal shelf to go beside your front door. You will have to train your children to put their shoes neatly on the shelf as soon as they come in. This simple tip for organizing shoes can help to cut down on the constant mess in your entry way.

Similarly, you can put up a short bookshelf, with the shelves adjusted closer together for the bottom part. The top part can have hooks for hanging up jackets.

You can also have square wooden cubbies, where each square is assigned to a child, so that your son can put his shoes into the assigned cubby as soon as he walks in the door. You could have a cubby for tennis shoes and a cubby for sandals.

You can store shoes that you seldom use (or shoes that are out of season) in boxes high in your closet or in the garage.

If you don’t have a coat closet, you can put coat hooks into your wall either individually or along a strip of wood. You can find those at a hardware store, and the hooks don’t cost very much. It will be well worth it to have your front entryway look better so that those guests who come in don’t trip over and fall on their faces.

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4 Responses to “How to Organize Shoes”

  1. Tanya says:

    Good idea. We actually have a basket type tray that slides under our hall tree for the little shoes, but my Hubby gets so upset because I’ll have four pairs of shoes in front of the fireplace. HA!

  2. Holly says:

    A good solution to an age-old problem!

  3. Sherry says:

    We have a shoe rack, too! It helps tremendously as long as they take off their shoes. My son cut across the wet dirty yard yesterday and trapsed through the house with dirty shoes. LOL!

  4. I should definitely invest in one of these!

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