15 shoe organization ideas that make the most of your space

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  • As your shoe collection grows, it seems that the space to store it is only shrinking.
  • Depending on what your closet and room look like, there are multiple possible organization solutions to address this problem.
  • With these 15 products, you can store them vertically, side by side, or in individual boxes. Find the best shoe organization solution for your needs below.
Of all the clothes and accessories we have to store in our room, shoes are among the most egregious problem item. We possess too many pairs for our own good, and they're often bulky or come in weird shapes.
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It's time to stop tripping over your heels or digging through mismatched sneakers every time you want to leave the house and look presentable for society.

There are many different ways you can organize your shoe mess, whether you prefer to stack them or line them up - or maybe you'll take any configuration as long as it saves space and makes your shoe situation neater.

We found 15 unique shoe organization products that can help you make the most of your limited closet space and keep track of your shoe collection.

Looking for more ways to organize your clothes? Check out these guides:
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A waterproof shoe rack

A waterproof shoe rack
Songmics 5-Tier Shoe Rack, $29.99, available at Amazon

This shoe rack features waterproof, non-woven fabric tiers that you can wash. It stores up to 25 pairs of shoes and the metal tubes are removable so you can adjust each layer's height.

A hanging closet organizer

A hanging closet organizer
mDesign 10 Shelf Soft Fabric Closet Organizer, $12.99, available at Amazon

To make the most of the vertical space in your closet, get this hanging closet organizer. Its deep, narrow shape is optimized for all types of shoes.

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A stackable shoe rack

A stackable shoe rack
Seville Classics 3-Tier Resin Slat Utility Shoe Rack, $27.98, available at Amazon

This rack is very easy to assemble, plus you can build upon it once your shoe collection grows by stacking multiple units on top of each other.

Clear shoe boxes

Clear shoe boxes
Drop-Front Shoe Box, $9.99, available at The Container Store

Insider Picks' resident shoe fanatic swears by these boxes to keep his large shoe collection organized. They also protect shoes from dust. If you're scared of stinky shoes, don't worry — they have ventilation holes.

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A spinning shoe tree

A spinning shoe tree
Honey-Can-Do Shoe Tree with Spinning Handle, $32.53, available at Amazon

Spin your way to your favorite pair of shoes every morning. The heavy-duty chromed-steel shoe tree comes in chrome, bronze, or white, and is available with either three or four tiers.

Shoe stackers

Shoe stackers
Shoe Stackerz Shoe Slots Organizer Rack, $18.97, available at Amazon

Instead of setting your shoes side by side, double the storage space by stacking them on top of each other. This set of stacking accessories also comes with a scarf and belt hanger.

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A shoe cabinet that doesn't take up too much space

A shoe cabinet that doesn't take up too much space
3-Drawer Shoe Cabinet, $119.99, available at The Container Store

Mount this cabinet to the wall (it comes with all the hardware) and you can store up to nine pairs of shoes. The drop-down drawers help keep its profile slim.

A shoe organizer that slides under your bed

A shoe organizer that slides under your bed
Woffit Under The Bed Shoe Organizer, $24.77, available at Amazon

The space under your bed is the hidden area you're probably not taking proper advantage of. Store 12 pairs of shoes in this fabric organizer, which has two handles to allow for easy access.

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Hanging shoe pockets for your closet

Hanging shoe pockets for your closet
PEVA 18-Pocket Shoe File, $9.99, available at The Container Store

The clear pockets let you see all your shoes. It's perfect for lighter shoes like flats, sandals, and sneakers.

A stackable cube organizer

A stackable cube organizer
Songmics 15-Cube Plastic Shoe Storage Organizer, $44.99, available at Amazon

Arrange these cubes in any order that works for your space. The cubby-like system provides better organization than an open shelf.

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A rolling rack like the ones you see in clothing stores

A rolling rack like the ones you see in clothing stores
Whitmor 10-Tier Rolling Shoe Rack, $34.99, available at Amazon

Do you have 50+ pairs of shoes? You might need to get serious with a 10-tier metal rack like the kind you see in department store sale sections. It's an easy, affordable way to deal with your shoe obsession.

A combination shoe rack and hallway bench

A combination shoe rack and hallway bench
eHomeProducts Shoe Rack Storage Organizer & Hallway Bench, $50.99, available at Amazon

This organizer is a nice-looking entryway option where you can put the shoes you wear more often, or the casual shoes you wear out for quick errands.

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A slanted organizer you can use for more than shoes

A slanted organizer you can use for more than shoes
Umbra Charcoal Slant Shoe & Accessory Organizer, $29.99, available at The Container Store

High heels can be tricky to store. This mesh shelf organizer keeps both your floors and heels safe, and is also suitable for accessories like handbags.

A high-quality wall rack

A high-quality wall rack
Elfa Utility Shoe Storage Door & Wall Rack, $99, available at The Container Store

This Container Store exclusive isn't cheap, but it is sturdy and multi-functional. Assembling the rack is as simple as sliding the hooks over your door.

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An under-$10 organizer

An under-$10 organizer
AmazonBasics 24-Pocket Over-the-Door Medium-Size Shoe Organizer, $6.99, available at Amazon

On the other hand, if you don't want to spend more than $10, this basic AmazonBasics over-the-door fabric organizer can also get the job done.