Let's talk about shoe management...
Good shoe and boot storage is essential to keeping a clean house, but it's not always an easy task. With kids or large families the shoes can add up in a hurry! Here are some of the best solutions we could find to get everybody involved in keeping the shoes neat and tidy.
We've compliled THIRTY shoe and boot storage solutions that will work for a variety of spaces. These include hidden storage, open cubbies for baskets or bins, narrow entry storage, rolling storage, slide out options, wall mounted solutions, vertical solutions, closet designs, kids rooms, out of season solutions, entryways, garages and more!
Let's resolve the messy shoe issue together!
1. Shoe Dresser
Our shoe dresser plan is perfect for a narrow entry or alcove. The top doubles as a console or drop zone, hang hooks over it for even more function!
Photo by LUCKYCANUCKY
2. Bench with Hidden Boot Storage
This simple bench has a secret. It hangs and stores away boots inside it! The classic farmhouse design will look great in any mudroom or entryway. Boot storage is always tricky. Boots can take up alot of space, and often need to be laid flat or upside down to protect the leather uppers. We've created this simple plan to keep your boots organized and in great shape!
3. Shoe Shrine
Have a lot of shoes and looking for the ultimate shoe storage soultion? Look no further than our shoe shrine shelves!
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4. Mudroom Bench with Hidden Boot Storage
These clever and easy to build benches turn a closet into a mudroom with hidden boot storage. With shelves on the front for shoes, and a hinge up compartment on the back for boots, there's no wasted space and everything is accessible. Use off the shelf 1x12s to build the benches.
5. Under Bench Trundle Drawers
These large trundle drawers can be built to fit perfectly under an existing bench to add ample shoe storage, keeping an area neat and tidy. The trundle design keeps construction simple, just build a drawer box and add some casters!
6. Wall Boot Rack
Here is an easy DIY wall mounted boot rack, a quick easy build that can be modified for any space. I've also seen these done vertically!
7. Essential Bench
We have a ton of bench plans, but deciderd to narrow it down to our essential bench with cubbies, for the purpose of this post. This plan allows for so much customization in size as well as which components to use for storing shoes. Browse all of our bench plans by googling "Ana White Storage Bench" for more ideas.
8. Tall Shoe Rack
We love the simplicity of this tall shoe rack by Erin Spain! This plan makes it super flexible to be used in a closet, an entryway or garage. The design can be easily modified or customized for your space and need and holds a good amount of shoes.
9. Bench with Built-in Boot Rack
Another awesome design is this bench with built-in boot rack by Sawdust Girl! Looking for more inspiration, be sure to visit her page!
10. Shoe Ladder Shelf
Sometimes going vertically with storage makes the most sense for organizing a space. This shoe ladder shelf by Homemade by Carmona may be the perfect solution to tame those shoes!
11. Under Bed Shoe Organizer
Under bed shoe storage. A great solution for out of season shoes or everyday wear shoes. Keeps shoes hidden away and tidy! Check out this awesome plan by Anika's DIY Life!
12. Closet Shoe Tray
Check out this super cool slide out shoe tray by my good friend Jaime Costiglio! This would work just about anywhere and make putting away your shoes a breeze. These slide out shoe trays make shoes more visible and accessible at all times!
13. Storage Cabinet with Slide Out Trays
Similar to the last design this is more of cabinet design, built into a mudroom!
Of course great shoe storage is a necessity for any mudroom and The Created Home nailed it with this design! Love that it doubles as a console and drop zone with the countertop space on top!
14. Shoe and Boot Storage Ladder
Why didn't I think of this genius idea? Thankfully Sawdust Girl did! She created this simple ladder design to store boots and shoes. This is a perfect solution for a small entry, covered entry or no entry at all and looks beautiful too!
15. Hidden Shoe Cabinet
Love the look and functionality of this shoe cabinet by Handmade Haven! The fact that it is inconspicuous and hiding all of those shoes in plain site, that's just awesome!
16. Shoe Armoire
Another amazing build and design by Handmade Haven, is this luxurious shoe armoire! I mean stunning work, am I right!?
17. Wall Rack Shoe Storage
Sometimes mounting storage to the wall just makes sense for the space! Check out this awesome shoe storage wall rack by Kippi At Home.
18. Easy Boot or Shoe Rack
Check out this beautiful modern shoe rack by Woodshop Diaries! This sleek design could be used anywhere and serve many purposes to get the house more organized.
19. Shoe/Boot Open Cabinet Storage
This great looking modular shoe cabinet by Shanty 2 Chic could be incorporated into a closet or left solo. Love this different size cubby shelves for boots and different types of shoes!
20. Garage Shoe and Boot Storage
Check out this neat design that incoporates a boot rack and shoe storage cabinet in one! A great set up for a garage or shop! This design and build process can be found over at Tree Farm Design Co.
21. Boot Rack with Shelf
Similar in design to our wall mounted boot shelf, the added shelf over the top is such a clever idea to make it even more functional! This one is over at Bob Vila.
22. Shoe Sliding Door Cabinet
This sliding door cabinet is great for an entryway that lacks a closet. Love the look of this one by Duke Manor Farm! Check out the plan link below to help you achieve this shoe storage solution.
23. Custom Closet Pull Out Shoe Organizer
Wanting to get fancy with your shoe storge? This custom closet shoe organization system by Build Basic is just so pretty!
24. Minimal Shoe Storge
If you're going for a minimalist approach, this wall mounted shoe storage looks awesome and will get the job done! Perfect for narrow hallways, a drop zone or for just a few pairs of daily wear shoes to quickly slip on and off. Check out the full tutorial over at Style by Emily Hendersen.
25. Vertical Shoe Storage
I think he approves, what a cutie! We are loving this modern spin on a vertical shoe storage system by Lily Ardor! If you're looking for a shoe display idea, this one is great and the flip top storage bench that sits underneath, boasts even more storage!
26. Shoe Bench
Another great design by Jaime Costiglio! This shoe bench plan is perfect for adding to a mudroom or entryway. The crates keep shoes organized and out of sight, easy for everybody to put their own shoes away! This design is easy to modify for your space and would look great with hooks above it for bags and jackets.
27. Floor Boot Rack
Much like our wall boot rack with dowels, this one sits on the floor, when mounting to a wall isn't an option. Perfect for an entryway or garage to slip your boots off and hang them to dry! This awesome design is over at Apartment Therapy by Ashley Poskin.
28. Small Shoe Rack
This small shoe rack would be a great beginner project to get started organizing those shoes! Anglea Marie Made created this good looking shoe storage solution that can be used just about anywhere.
29. Vertical Urban Shoe Shelf
Here's another cool design to put your shoes on display while storing them! Hey Wanderer Blog was inspired by an Urban Outfitters Shelf and shares the tutorial on how you can make your own.
30. Shoe Ladder
Our final shoe storage solution is this DIY shoe ladder, another fun option to store shoes and boots! This one is from Family Handyman with a step by step tutorial.