DIY Super Space Saving Shoe Rack

by APieceofRainbow
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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  • 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?

  • Rebecca H Rebecca H on Feb 15, 2021

    I tried the alternate 2 Rows of Triangle Shapes for Shoes and stability, then with a row of Rectangular Shapes for my matching purses so they are both organized together and easy to access as needed. Also, You can use the Duck Tape on the outside seams to ‘join them all together for added stability and to keep them from sliding apart over time and remain connected.

  • Lin12209931 Lin12209931 on Feb 08, 2023

    How difficult is it to get back shoe out from middle and bottom rows?

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  • Cindy Welch Harden Cindy Welch Harden on Jan 13, 2023

    I think it’s a cool idea! I really like the fact that it’s easy to customize. If you think the spaces are too tight, make your triangles larger. If you don’t like bending, build it skinny and tall (using a little extra cardboard/tape for better bracing), and use the lower rows for shoes you wear less. Love it!!

  • Pat Pat on Feb 01, 2023

    Cute idea for a single woman perhaps but for men, teens and kids, forget it. They're not about to take off their shoes and neatly put them in those little holes. In fact, with kids you'll be doing good to get them (the shoes) in a large box or even the same room. When my youngest went to school she took hers off on the porch and threw them in the house. At least I didn't have to search the yard for them anymore.