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Space Saving DIY Shoe Racks

In the midst of this year’s spring cleaning frenzy, which hits us every year around this time of the season, we realized that our current shoe storage situation is an absolute disaster! Being the crafty DIY enthusiasts we are, however, we can’t help feeling like there’s probably an interesting way to make better shoe storage ourselves rather than just buying a standard rack from the store. That’s how we found ourselves scrolling through all kinds of DIY shoe rack tutorials this week.

1. Bench and shoe basket storage

Bench and shoe basket storage

Perhaps you have many pairs of little feet in your house and you’re looking for a simple way to store and sort the shoes that go with those feet, but without mixing then up or putting then where little hands can’t reach them? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Trey and Lucy made this lovely, simple hallway bench with a series of labelled shoe baskets stored underneath; one for each member of the family!

2. Crown moulding shoe rack

Crown moulding shoe rack

Are most of the shoes you’re looking to store actually heels and pumps, and you can’t help wondering whether or not there’s a way to get them up off the floor? Then we think you’ll get a real kick out of this tutorial from A Little Clever and Catchy that teaches you how to make perfect heel-sized hanger shelves all along the top of your closet, nice and out of the way, using crown moulding!

3. DIY shoe hangers

Diy shoe hangers

When we said the words “shoe hangers”, did you actually immediately start picturing actual hangers that are made specifically for shoes, like small coat hangers? Then we have a sneaking suspicion that you’ll really love the way Hey Wanderer has made this sandals and flats setup that actually does hang each pair of shoes individually on a DIY hanger!

4. DIY wooden wall peg shoe organizer

Diy wooden wall peg shoe organizer

Do you actually love the idea of making a shoe storage option that can stay in your front hallway, but you’re convinced your family has way too many pairs of shoes to fit in little baskets like you saw earlier? Then perhaps you’ve have a bit more luck making something like this awesome shoe peg organizer wall outlined step by step on Sawdust Girl!

5. Space saving cardboard triangle shoe rack

Space saving cardboard triangle show rack