DIY Super Space Saving Shoe Rack

2 Materials
2 Hours

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!
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!
And you do not need special tools, because, here's our material- old cardboard boxes!
Plus a little duct tape! Each module here is a triangular tube, the length and size of the module depends on your shoe size!
Glue or tape each row onto thick cardboard so they stay together.
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.

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3 questions
  • Betty Landreth
    Betty Landreth
    on Aug 8, 2016

    What do you do with the top, raw, edge?

  • Gloria
    on Jun 11, 2019

    Thank you that was a brilliant idea. X

  • Veronica Fenton
    Veronica Fenton
    on Aug 22, 2019

    But how do you get the back shoes out, especially on the bottom row? Isn't that a pain the butt?

    • Jackie
      on Aug 22, 2019

      Why not leave boxes square, put cardboard under and between layers? Then both shoes are easily accessible

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  • Claire. Vericker
    Claire. Vericker
    on Jul 22, 2020

    Brilliant! A combination of a triangular row and square rows for sneakers, etc. would work best for me. Thank you. My grand daughter wants to make some for her parents for Christmas, and she and her brother are planning on decorating them.

  • Gloria
    on Nov 8, 2020

    I can’t wait to try this idea!!

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