Shoe Storage 101

Whether you have five pairs or fifty pairs of shoes, they need homes. According to a YouGov poll, 87% of Americans take their shoes off when they enter their own home. So what could this mean in terms of organization challenges? Many people have piles of shoes near the entrance of their home. It doesn’t have to be this way. I am going to share my favorite tools and storage systems to give those shoes a home!

The options include:
• Over the door
• On the wall
• Free standing shelves
• Carousels
• Dividing cubicles
• Bins
• Furniture units
• Benches

My suggestion is to search amazon or google these terms:
• Shoe storage
• Shoe bins
• Shoe cabinets
• Shoe organize


I would be remiss as an organizer if I did not suggest assessing the reason you are keeping the shoes that live in your home currently. Remember you are the boss of your stuff. Here are some suggested guidelines for letting go of shoes: they are not comfortable, no longer your style, don’t fit your current lifestyle, have holes, never liked them, don’t go with anything you own, or someone could use them more than you.

Lastly, do not buy any storage system until you determine the number of shoes that you intend to store.

Happy Organizing!






Lynne Poulton is a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®), Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD®), Level II Hoarding Specialist and Owner of Wholly Organized!® LLC. Lynne partners with people of all ages to address the physical and emotional clutter in their lives to make room for what matters most.