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2X4: Four Cheap Shoe Organizer Ideas

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10.25.13

Shoes add up. If your collection of kicks has turned into more of a massive heap in the closet, it can be tough to find your dancing shoes when you need them. Get organized!

Photos: Thea's Mania / Oh So Pretty

Crates. Wine crates can do more than store delicious malbecs and merlots – they’re also attractive, stackable and the perfect depth for shoes. To find enough crates to hold your shoe collection, visit a local liquor store. Typically, they’ll give you crates for free. Once you have enough crates, stack them on their side or attach them to the wall like Thea’s Mania. Then fill them with shoes. Bonus: Crates look great painted, or au natural. The choice is yours!

Wire Hangers. If you own a lot of flats, then wire hangers are your new best friend. The best thing about using hangers as organizers? They’re super cheap ($7 for pack of 10) and can even be free – just collect the hangers from your dry cleaner. Once you’ve collected a bunch of wire hangers, grab some pliers. The project is simple: cut, bend and hang. For more details and step-by-step photos, visit Oh So Pretty.

Photos: Home + Away / Homepolish

Crown Molding. There are plenty of reasons why women love high heels, but it’s usually not because they’re easy to organize. Keep your favorite stilettos and pumps scuff-free and easy to locate with inexpensive crown molding. To set this up, line a wall or the inside of a door with the molding, and balance your shoes on the overhang. Not only will they stay in place – the new organizing system is almost as attractive as the shoes themselves! For more details, check out Home + Away.

Ladders. Looking for a new way to decorate your bedroom? Grab a pair of pretty shoes and a ladder! Lean an old ladder against the wall and hang a pair of shoes on each rung. This is a unique way to organize shoes and add some decorative flair to a room by showcasing your favorite footwear. For more ladder organization tips, read: 6 New Uses for an Old Ladder.

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