The Do’s & Don’ts of Shoe Storage In Your Closet

Posted: November 17, 2020
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Looking for the best way to store shoes in your closet? Try a Closets by Liberty system! You can choose from one of our 4-, 6-, 8-, and 10-foot systems, then customize to fit your storage needs.

Here are a few versatile shoe storage tips that make a big impact no matter your space or style.

Don’t: Use Wire Shelves

Wire shelves may seem like a cheaper alternative to flat shelves. However, shoes with a sharp edge, such as heels or boots, could get stuck within the wires. Not only is this annoying, but this could also scuff your shoes.

Do: Use Flat Shelves for Your Closet

Solid, flat shelves are a better option than wiring shelving. They provide a stable surface to securely store your shoes. Plus, they neatly display all your options so you don’t have to spend too much time looking for them. 

Person picking up boots from flat shoe shelf

Flat shoe shelves are also a perfect option if you prefer to store any of your shoes in their original boxes.

Don’t: Use Bins or Baskets

Are you digging through disorganized shoe bins at the bottom of your closet? Shoe bins aren’t the most efficient way to store shoes for a few reasons:

  1. You might accidentally damage and scuff shoes by trying to pack all of them in a small space. 
  2. You’ll spend extra time trying to sort through the shoe bin and find the matching shoe. 
  3. Shoe bins take up a lot of space.

Ditch bins or baskets for a shoe tower that conveniently displays all your options.

Do: Use Adjustable Shelving

Our adjustable shelving is the easiest way to create a shoe tower within your Closets by Liberty system.

No matter which size system you choose, your new closet storage will be divided into towers. Consider dedicating one tower solely to shoes. You can do this by moving all of the shelves to the left or right so that they are all aligned.

Person using adjustable shoe shelves to reorganize shoes

Decide you want to move all your shoes to a different tower? No problem. Adjustable shelving allows you to change the way you store your shoes whenever you see fit. That way, if you think of something better, you can always rearrange.

You can even raise and lower the heights of our adjustable shelves to accommodate high heels or tall boots. No tools needed!

Shoe storage was also a priority and we maximized one section with all shelves, totaling twenty linear feet! (20 feet includes using the top shelf and floor space).

Don’t: Display All Shoes at Once

Displaying your entire shoe collection at once can take up a lot of your storage space. Many shoes aren’t a year-round style that needs to be easily accessed. Take the time to sort through your shoes and decide which are seasonal and which, like your sneakers, you’ll likely wear all year.

Do: Reorganize to Fit The Season

As the seasons change, it’s a great time to reevaluate your shoe storage. In the fall, you can bring down the winter boots and put away the summer flip flops. Then in the spring, you can reorganize and rearrange your collection again!

Suitcase, shoes, purse, and clothes in closet

If you decide that you need more storage, you can always purchase additional shelves individually to add to your Closets by Liberty system.

“I really love the added space at the top which we could organize all of our seasonal shoes. I am SHOCKED at the before and after pictures and hope that a 4-foot system will be available for our other closets!”

If you want more flexibility and customization in your storage space, try a Closets by Liberty storage system. No matter how many shoes you have, we have a storage solution for you. Choose from our 4- to 10-foot systems to find your ideal design. Shop now!