10 Great Uses For Shoe Holders You Probably Never Thought Of

If you enjoyed some of the ideas from Great Uses For Shoeboxes, How To Organize Your Home With Hooks, and Altoid Tin Crafts and Uses, here is the final installment of how to organize your home with things you already own, and one of my favorites, because shoe organizers (those over the door shoe-holders) are very versatile, especially if you choose a clear shoe organizer so you can see everything you are storing inside the compartments.

How To Organize Your Home With Shoe Organizers

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1. Use a shoe organizer to organize small electronics, gadgets, and cords.

2. Store craft supplies such as yarn, ribbon, glue, glitter, and more in the separate compartments of the shoe organizers.

3. Organize your bathroom and linen closet by storing toiletries you stock up on when there is a sale, and have them ready when you need them.

4. Use a small, clear shoe organizer as a spice rack to easily find and grab what you need when cooking for a more organized kitchen.

5. Store hats and mittens for winter neatly inside a closet.

6. Organize gift wrapping, ribbons, bows, and tags in a clear shoe organizer to make getting ready for the holidays and birthday parties a snap.

7. Keep cleaning supplies together so you are ready to go when it’s time to clean and organize your home.

8. Store video games, remotes and controllers tangle-free in separate compartments.

9. Store nails, screws and tools you may need around the house for minor repairs and upkeep in a makeshift tool kit.

10. Create a diaper changing station supply holder that is portable, organized, and convenient.

Read our other home organization posts for more unique ideas on how to organize your home with things you probably already have!

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  • Rebel Chick Jenn

    These are fantastic ideas! I’ve actually used mine for tags, bows and ribbon during the Christmas season, and my friend uses a little shoe organizer for her toiletries when she travels!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy

    What great ideas. I like using one to keep the granola bars and snacks on the inside of the pantry door.ReplyCancel

  • monique

    You always come up with the cutest ideas. Using the door and the shoe organizer is simply smart.ReplyCancel

  • what wonderful ideas thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    These is a really great idea for creating more organized space when you don’t have a lot of room. I love this!ReplyCancel

  • Annie @ Mama Dweeb

    First – I LOVE the new header! So cute!
    Next, these are really creative and useful! I never bought shoe holders because I have a shoe rack in my closet, bit I could use them for this!ReplyCancel

  • Those are some really good ideas! I am going to incorporate some of them into my RV space.ReplyCancel

  • Shop with Me Mama (Kim)

    Love these tips! I so need to organize our kitchen and bathrooms!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Cipressi

    Great ideas! Never thought about using these for crafts! We have so many that could use this organizing and would be easier for my girls to grab than opening bin after bin. Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy

    video game stuff!!!! that is perfect. if only we had a door in the room we have the wii…another reason to move it into another room just as soon as we can get another tvReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Wonderful! I use mine to store little items in my coupon stockpile but never thought about it for the kids art supplies. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Marianna

    OK the craft idea is BRILLIANT! I need to do this. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • 1stopmom

    Those are some great suggestions! Especially the ones for storing video games and equipment and the one for hats and mittens. I would have never thought of these!ReplyCancel

  • Sam

    What a great idea for saving space. I could use some organizational help.ReplyCancel

  • Sara

    Really cute ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Toni @ A Daily Dose

    Those are great ideas. I have a shoe organizer I use for wallets, belts and scarfs and love it.ReplyCancel

  • David

    My wonderful wife exposed me to this usage of shoe organizers nearly 18 years ago… our lives would not have been so full if she had not! I forwarded your article to her.. Thanks for it.ReplyCancel

  • Virginia from That Bald Chick

    I use one inside the closet door for the hats and mittens, but I hadn’t thought about all those art supplies. Great tip!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Platt

    MOMtrepreneur Tip of the Day: 10 great uses for shoe organizers
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  • Rachel

    These are really great ideas! I especially like the idea of using them for hair supplies; it seems like I’m forever trying to organize my girls’ hair stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Great tips and I also use one for my cloth diaper storage, too!ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    Ahem. You forgot instructables.com/id/VERTICAL-VEGETABLES-quotGrow-upquot-in-a-smal/ and
    greenupgrader.com/8460/diy-vertical-herb-garden-with-a-shoe-organizer/ReplyCancel

  • I love these ideas and am going to incorporate some. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Great tips!ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn M. Mallery

    I have been looking for these plastic shoe holders and can’t find any. Do you know of a place I could buy them? If you do, could you send the information to me through my email address.

    Thanks,
    EvelynReplyCancel

    • Penelope

      Evelyn, just type in “clear shoe holder” on amazon, and it pops right up and they are less than $15 each.ReplyCancel

  • Never thought of this for the bathroom closet organizer. I’m trying this…. ThanksReplyCancel

  • SO LOVE THIS POST!!! we have a small apartment, I use them in our closets for undergarments and socks. In my son’s room I use them for art supplies. I wish my basement door wasn’t so tight, I’d love to hang one on there too.ReplyCancel

  • That’s SUCH a good idea! I’m going to install one in the office closet for art/school supplies.ReplyCancel

  • LyndaS

    Those are some good tips. I will have to keep them in mind. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • This might work in my bathroom, of all places. One of the photos above has toothpaste in it, which gave me the idea. I try out men’s grooming products for my blog and use a ton of product besides. Metro, I suppose, but it’s partly my job. Anyway, I’ve got limited storage space in my bathroom, though the room itself is fairly huge. I could put one of these on the back of the door and organize product by type, or alphabetize! Just had a wonderful epiphany! Thanks for the great suggestion.ReplyCancel

  • I need to use one in my pantry as a spice rack – what a great idea!ReplyCancel