25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer

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25 Things to Store in a Shoe Organizer | organizedCHAOSonline

Yesterday I shared Two Quick Organizing Solutions for Laundry and Drawers, to help you calm some of your crazy. I seem to be focused on my laundry room these days – who knows why. But when the mood strikes me to organize something, I just go with it.

I have always repurposed things, even when it wasn’t a cool thing to do. One of my favorite organizing things to repurpose are those clear hanging shoe organizers. I mean, these things work so much better for everything BUT shoes as far as I’m concerned. When we moved into this house a couple years ago, I hung a shoe organizer on the inside of the laundry closet door and stored all my votive candles, tea lights, tapers, wax tarts, and pillars. It worked out perfectly (try it!). But I found that a better use of that laundry room closet shoe organizer was my cleaning supplies. Check it out…

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Along with the drawer dividers, I’m going to make a trip to the Dollar Store and fill my cart with these things. They are both on my organizing must-have list! And here’s the thing – if you don’t have a door to hang these shoe organizers from, you can just hang them from nails, Command Hooks, whatever. You can cut them in half vertically or horizontally. They’re just plain handy. Be creative, but just an FYI: I hung one on the inside of our shower door for all our shampoo, body wash, etc and it worked great, but the lower pockets filled with water and it ended up molding.  I’m working on making one out of another repurposed material that will drain the water from the pockets – I’ll post it when I’ve finished it.

To get your creative juices flowing, here are some other uses for using shoe organizers…

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25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Action Figures

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Nail Polish

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Thread

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Bathroom cabinet

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Seasonings

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Camping

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Cords, batteries, flashlights

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Kids Crafts

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Barbies

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Makeup

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Sewing Supplies

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Medications

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Small Kitchen Utensils

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Post-its and cards

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Office Supplies

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Video Game Controllers

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Legos

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Jewelry

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Paints

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Water bottles

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Over the car seat

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Tailgating

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Scarves and Belts

25 Ways to Use a Shoe Organizer | organized CHAOS online

Vertical Gardening!

Of course, I guess you could always just put shoes in the darn things, but how boring is that?

We would love to hear what you store in your shoe organizers. Please share in the comment section below. If you haven’t yet, “Like” us on Facebook to see our Tip of the Day. We’re also on Instagram and Pinterest.

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9 Comments

  1. I guess I’m a little shoe pocket crazy 🙂 there is at least one in every room but the living room, and some are actually used for shoes :-D, but they hold everything from my hair stuff (clips, headbands, etc.) to snacks to shower supplies. I took a single hole punch to the one in the shower and put a few holes in the bottom of each pocket. I just throw it in the washer when it starts to mold and it’s held up pretty well so far.

    • Kristine, I’m with you – I love them! Oh wait, they’re for shoes? Weird. I tried putting holes in the shower ones too, but they just got so nasty looking, I bagged the idea. It didn’t even occur to me to throw it in the wash. Duh. I’ve been working on making one of my own for the shower using a waterproof material that allows for drainage. I’ll post the instructions if it works out. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I use one for my winter scarves & gloves–even small umbrellas. It hangs inside the coat closet.

  3. Love your ideas for the shoe hangers. When your use one in the shower and they hold the water what if you cut a hole in the bottom of the pockets?

    • Thanks for your suggestion. I had the same idea, but had to cut a pretty big hole. I’m in the process of “inventing” a shower organizer. I’ll post when I’ve finished. (I think I may be on to something…)

  4. Ohhh all great ideas. I’m loving the kid craft idea. Better then having then piled in a box.

    • oh my god, I’m like going through here and actually getting excited, you have so many tricks…
      I can’t believe my organized brain didn’t figure some of these things out myself….
      totally cool website Patti and Tawsha….

      • Thanks, Steve, so glad you like it. We would LOVE to get our hands on your little ADD self and get you organized! If you scroll up a little ways, just above the Related Posts…see those little buttons that say “Share and Enjoy”? Feel free to go ahead and click on one and it will put the link to this post on your page so you’ll have it there to refer back to. Thanks for taking the time to comment. I’ll get back to you shortly on the organizing questions you have, and get a consultation set up for you.

    • Letty, we liked that one too! We’re going to do the Lego one. They’re EVERYWHERE. We’re thinking we’ll organize them by color. Whaddya think?

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