12 Ingenious Ways To Store Your Shoes #gettingorganized

Why can't women have enough shoes? I made my first purchase on Zalora in December after deciding my favourite pair of Charles and Keiths was starting to look a little worn. But heck! They're comfy!

Buying shoes online? No touch, feel and walkabout? I was a bit skeptical too but the idea of going to a shopping mall during the Chrismas shopping season was too daunting so I took the risk.

So I made my purchase and bought two pairs a size too small. (Yes, I forgot my shoe size in the excitement at seeing all the options online). Zalora, of course, does free exchanges and within a week I received my right size. The heels are higher than I expected but pretty comfortable especially for dinner outings (without the need to stand too long)

My shoe rack is the plain one you get from hypermarket stores so they are mostly filled with my shoes. I don't really like the fact that the shoes are exposed to dust and are not really orderly.

If you're facing the same "too many shoes to fit a rack" predicament, here are some ideas for you.

1. Cover a shoe rack with a curtain.

Cover a shoe rack with a curtain.
A ribbon tie for the curtain adds an elegant touch.

2. Store them in an ottoman.

Store them in an ottoman.
This is a great solution for a small apartment, but this version costs $799 (RIP Lilly Pulitzer). If you already own a storage ottoman, you could try making your own using fabric and a staple gun.
IKEA Malaysia has some nice ones HERE
Keep two underneath a console table for your entryway.

3. Store your shoes in shoeboxes with printed out Instagrams of your shoe collection.

Store your shoes in shoeboxes with printed out Instagrams of your shoe collection.

4. Keep shoes in buckets.

Keep shoes in buckets.
If you’re not the most meticulously organized person in the world, this solution helps to keep shoes off the ground without taking up a lot of space. Just toss ‘em in when you’re doing a quick clutter cleanup.
Not a great option if you're always in a hurry to leave the house in the morning!

5. Stack ‘em on the stairs.

Stack 'em on the stairs.
I live in a condo so this is not an option for me

6. Use recycling bins from Ikea to store shoes in an entryway.
SORTERA Waste sorting bin with lid IKEA You can easily access the contents of a bin, even when stacked, because it has a folding lid.
They’re only RM49.90 apiece from Ikea.

7. Use a large picture frame as a slide-out shoe drawer.

Use a large picture frame as a slide-out shoe drawer.

8. Implement a slide-out shoe rack.

Implement a slide-out shoe rack.
Possibly easier said than done, but if you’re considering a remodel, it’s certainly a clever idea.

9. Hang shoe organizers on a room divider or screen.

Hang shoe organizers on a room divider or screen.

10. Display them in a large basket.

Display them in a large basket.
If you’ve got pretty slippers you want to show off.

11. Strategically use tension rods in the bottom of a closet.

Strategically use tension rods in the bottom of a closet.
So brilliant.

12. Throw them into rolling crates.

Throw them into rolling crates.
So there you have it 12 Ideas to store your shoes! Which is your favourite?


  1. Love those ideas!
    Great suggestion for shoes keeping :)

  2. Gosh .. All those ingenious ideas.. Ideas I hardly ever though off as well... I look ke the Ottoman ones.. Hehehe but gosh.. It cost a lot too

  3. should ask my mom to read this LOL. she has tons of shoes!

  4. Brilliant ideas! Been wondering how to store my shoes. Thanks for the amazing tips :D

  5. Useful tips and idea! It so creative! Thanks for sharing!

  6. thanks for the tips. too bad i don't have stairs at home, if not i would love to keep them there!!

  7. cover the shoe rack with curtain is a good idea! and those left on the stairs too...can save space

  8. Interesting concepts! Like the one with the photos of each shoe. At least we know which shoe is in which box

  9. Thanks for the ideas~ It is very useful to keep those shoes~

  10. I love the attoman concept and i have done it before it does save a lot of space. I would in the future love to do the slide out shoe rack. Saved your post for future reference.
    Thanks for the tips

  11. I love this Cover a shoe rack with a curtain. I prefer choosing some simple shoe rack which I can have all my shoe view in 1 look =D

  12. I like no. 11. hope to arrange my shoes like this too. ^^

  13. good ideas!!!! I have many many shoes..this one can save alot of space!!

  14. great idea! Thanks!
    Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  15. Thank for the creative idea. I prefer to have number 8. Hehe

  16. so chic and nice.. i wouldnt mind having some of these myself. :D

  17. The slide our shoes racks are super cool, wish to have that for my new home.

  18. I have stored my shoe in a bin before i keep forget to wear it and end up it torn up... hehe. I think I need to buy less shoe.

  19. these are some cool ideas, i will try them out on my many shoes too

  20. Thanks for sharing. Now I have some idea =)

  21. Super cool idea! My sister will find this handy! I only have 2 or 3 pairs so Im safe muahhahaa

  22. I didn't know you had that much shoes. 1 only have 6, so I don't have a problem with good old plain shoe racks. Ha ha ha. Lovely ideas.. wish you married a carpenter so I can design and he build. bahahaha


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