10 Ways To Store Your Shoes You've Never Thought Of Before

Don't let another pair of shoes becomes a casualty to lack of space.

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Lack of space to store shoes is exactly what our nightmares are made of. If you find yourself having to purge from your collection every time you buy a new pair in order to have room to store them, you need this list, and you need it now. These super creative ideas will help you if you need a little extra room, or if you have the room, but just don't know how to organize them all. And you can DIY many of them yourself!

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1 Mesh Bins
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Use mesh bins to toss sneakers and sandals. Save your racks for nicer shoes, like heels.

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2 Wooden Crates
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Create an entryway that would make Joanna Gaines proud thanks to some stacked wooden crates. Store shoes inside and plants or decor on top.

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3 Shoe Ladder
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Got wood-working skills? Make this insanely chic ladder now.

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4 Wooden Dowels
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If height is an issue, skip shelves and try wooden dowels. You can stick your shoes on top of them.

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5 Wire Rack
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Give your space an industrial vibe with a wire shoe rack. Bonus: You can DIY this one yourself.

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6 Bookcase
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Books are cool, but shoe storage is necessary. If you're lacking closet space, clear out your books and use the case to stack your shoes.

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7 Small Shoe Rack
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No space? No problem. Buy a small shoe rack and place it underneath your clothes in your closet.

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8 Built-Ins
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If you're ready for a full closet overhaul, add built-in shelves. They're ideal shoe racks, and if your collection doesn't fill them all the way, you can also use them for handbags or bins.

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9 Copper Rack
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Forever obsessed with copper. This DIY shoe rack will help make your entryway way more functional.

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10 Shoe Curtain
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Don't limit yourself to your closet. You can stack shoes in your room and keep them out of sight thanks to a closed curtain.

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