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DIY Super Space Saving Shoe Rack

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Got messy shoes in your closet? This SUPER space saving and surprisingly sturdy DIY shoe rack holds more shoes in a small area than most shoe rack you can buy!
Can you guess what it's made of? Hint- We are not only making our homes more organized, we are doing it green and with style!
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $1 Difficulty: Easy
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The biggest "Aha!" behind the design of this shoe rack is - we do not need to see BOTH shoes on a shoe rack! They can be placed one behind the other, so we can utilize the depth of a standard closet!
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  • diy super space saving shoe rack, closet, diy, how to, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
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And you do not need special tools, because, here's our material- old cardboard boxes!
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Plus a little duct tape! Each module here is a triangular tube, the length and size of the module depends on your shoe size!
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Glue or tape each row onto thick cardboard so they stay together.
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Stack each row up, slide each pair of shoes in a triangular opening, one in front of the other. I also put an extra piece of thick cardboard on top to put some odd sized boots.

To see more: http://www.apieceofrainbow.com/diy-shoe-rack/

Got a question about this project?

  • Alisa Howard
    Alisa Howard Huntsville, AL

    We have large palmetto type bugs (like big roaches) that use cardboard for their nests. This would not be a great choice for here. I am going to search for some options to cardboard like corrugated plastic, paperboard or even foam poster board from

    • Deborah Snead

      Cover the cardboard in contact paper, and duck tape the edges, basically sealing the cardboard should keep the "little friends" out.

  • Sally Smith
    Sally Smith Warminster, PA

    I have an enormous collection of "year round" nutcrackers of all shapes and sizes. I use a system originally made for shoes and purses much like this for the smaller ones.... but your idea has got me thinking about the ability to customize

  • Andi Cullins

    I like this idea but I'm worried about how cardboard would hold up over time. Has anyone tired covering the tubes with contact paper?

    • Peggy Ridge

      That's a great idea. The dollar store has contact paper, i saw.

  • Makeful
    Makeful Los Angeles, CA

    We just made this dowel coat rack to save space in our small apartment and keep our bags and coats off the floor- love this idea for getting shoes off the floor too! http://www.hometalk.com/28838528/space-saving-diy-dowel-rod-coat-rack

  • Bkrsoffice

    Love this idea . Now, what could you do with all the purses that compliment the shoes?

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