Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Organization OCD: Shoes!

First, I wanted to thank everyone who joined my very first link party yesterday, The DIY'ers. I'm so happy to have you all join and share your latest DIY projects to provide us all with a little inspiration!  And the party is still going, so if you haven't shared already, be sure to do so! 

Today I'll be sharing a few more easy, cheap and simple DIY organization ideas for around your home - and today it's all about shoes!

Organization OCD

Just like every other female in the country, I own a thousand pairs of shoes. I have more shoes than I need (yes, I'll admit it) but that doesn't mean that I don't want to buy more.

Long ago I ran out of room to store all of my shoes in my coat closet, so they've slowly started trickling into other spaces of my home; the bedroom closet, by the front door, the guest room and even into my bedroom!

But now that we've moved into our house and I've started organizing the place, I feel like I've found the secret to organizing my shoe collection.

Be creative!

There are tons of ways that you can organize your shoe collection from putting a photo of them on the front of their box and storing on the top shelves of your closet, to installing cubby holes in your closet for each pair of shoes, or even have totes that slide under your bed!

While all these options work nicely, I don't have that large of a closet, so I needed to get even more creative.  And  lucky for me, I have a carpenter as a husband who likes to build me bookcases.  So why not repurpose a bookcase into a shoe shelf?


It works wonderfully. I also purchased some simple wire shelving that easily fits into a small space in my closet to hold the spill over from my shoe shelf.


How do you store your shoe collection? Any new ideas that I should be adopting?? 


  1. This looks great!! Love the blue!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

  2. I love this! I have extra space in my own bedroom and not enough room in my closet for my shoes, so I might try something like this!

  3. i keep all my shoes on a wire rack (similar to the one in your closet) in our hall closet by the front door. I'm jealous of that gorgeous bookshelf!

  4. Lovely post + pictures! I love your blog. I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx


  5. Kayla, I'm co-hosting my first linky party tonight @ 7:00 I would like for you to link up. http://calliescrafts.blogspot.com/