Closet Shoe Organizer

One of the best things to have to organize a messy closet is a closet shoe organizer. If you have a lot of shoes, they can quickly become unmanageable and you need to find a place to put them where they are easily accessible but out of the way.

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You also need to find a way to keep matching pairs of shoes together so you’re not hunting around for one missing shoe. A shoe organizer for your closet is a great way to keep all your shoes in one place and easily accessible while still taking up as little room as possible.

You have several different options from which to choose if you decide to buy a shoe organizer. When looking for a closet shoe organizer, you should look at your closet and the amount and type of shoes you own, as well as your budget to get an idea of what type you should buy.

Door Hanging Organizers

The door hanging closet shoe organizer is the least expensive and easiest to install. It is a plastic tarp with pockets for pairs of shoes that you hang on the top of your door. While it doesn’t look particularly stylish, it takes up minimal space and allows you to easily view all of your shoes. Door hanging organizers run between $10 and $30 depending on the quality and durability of the hooks and fabric. Popular brands include Richards Homewares, Whitmor, and Neu Home.

Hanging Shoe Bags

If your closet has a sliding door on which you cannot hang an organizer but you still want something easy, portable and inexpensive, you can try a hanging shoe bag. These cloth bags with individual compartments hang from the hanger rod in your closet. The cost is comparable to the door hanging organizers with the minimum being around $10 and the maximum being around $30.

This type of closet shoe organizer allows shoes to be easily visible without bending down and does not take up floor space. However, unlike the door organizer, it does take up space where you could hang clothes. Popular brands include Richards Homewares, Innovation Home and Ikea.


Another common way to organize shoes is in small stackable boxes or compartments. You can put these boxes on the floor of your closet or under your bed. Each box is the perfect size to fit a pair of shoes. Many people find storing their shoes in shoe boxes convenient, but others find that it takes up too much closet space. However, if you have a lot of extra floor space but minimal hanging space, this is probably the way to go.

Boxes can be clear so you can see the shoes or they can be different colors or patterns for decorative purposes. Clear is the easiest and most convenient, but if you’re more concerned with style you have far more options than the hanging organizers. Boxes are typically between $10 and $20 but can get pricy quickly as you need to buy a box for each pair of shoes.


If you have a lot of floor space but do not want to buy individual shoeboxes, you can buy a shoe rack. Shoe racks look like either bookshelves or coat racks but are specially designed to hold pairs of shoes. They allow easy access to your shoes and generally cost between $30 and $100 depending on the size and quality.

A closet shoe organizer is a great option if you want to keep your shoes out of the way while still keeping them easily accessible. You have several different types from which to choose depending on your budget, amount of shoes and closet set up. If you take the time to consider those factors, a good shoe organizer can greatly improve your closet.

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