When you live in a small space, everything needs a place. One of our biggest daily struggles is with shoes. It's so easy to let them pile up at the door or completely forget that a pair exists once they're tossed into the black hole that is the closet. If you constantly find yourself tripping over messy piles or unable to find the boots that will go so perfectly with your #OOTD, then consider this a PSA: It's time to get a shoe organizer. And we've got plenty of shoe storage ideas and products for you to browse.
To help make the search even easier, we looked through Target to find top-rated, budget-friendly shoe organizers that work with any kind of space. Below, you'll find all of the shoe storage buys that shoppers rate highest, from shoe racks that'll help you finally achieve a neat and orderly entryway, to vertical organizers that you can squeeze into a closet or corner. Take it from us: these simple storage solutions are an absolute essential.
6 Target shoe organizers to keep your footwear collection tidy
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Not sure where to start when it comes to organizing your shoe collection? Karen Windholz, the professional organizer behind Sort Toss Repeat, recommends going in with a game plan. "Shoes are most accessible when they are organized on shelves by color and type," she says. "Often, I recommend investing in clear stackable shoe boxes to maximize the vertical space in closets. Clear boxes allow you to see each pair of shoes easily."
But if closet space is limited, there are plenty of other options — here are some of our favorites available at Target.
Slim and space-efficient
Made from: Fabric
Size (in): H52 x W12 x D6
If storage space in your apartment is practically non-existent, this hanging shoe organizer will help you squeeze out every last bit of it. Make the most of the limited closet space you do have with a vertical shelf that fits 10 pairs of shoes. It's made of a stylish gray fabric and comes with hanging hooks that reviewers say are sturdy and easy to put up.
The entryway all-star
Made from: Steel and wood
Size: H36.5" x 12W"
Is your shoe collection too good to hide in storage? This 5-tier shoe rack keeps things organized, while giving you easy access to your favorite pairs. The four mesh shelves are adjustable so you can move them around to accommodate boots in the winter months and the wooden surface on top is a nice resting spot for keys, handbags, and other on-the-go essentials.
Hidden in plain sight
Made from: Wood
Size: H43.5" x 10.5W" x 11L"
We all have that one awkward corner that doesn't seem to fit much. Until now. This simple shoe stand is perfect for slipping into a corner of hallway that otherwise wouldn't get much use. It's compact and lightweight so it's not too difficult to move around If you need to and each shelf is tall enough to fit everything from sneakers to short boots.
Made from: Plastic
Size: H4.62" x 8.12W" x 13.5L"
Clear boxes are a pro organizer's favorite tool and for good reason. They're affordable and versatile, plus you can see exactly what's inside—in this case, shoes. These transparent 6-quart containers have lids that snap on tightly to keep dust out and neatly stack on top of each other to maximize every inch of space. More than 1,800 reviewers can vouch for just how useful these are.
Classic design, modern appeal
Made from: Fabric
Size: H64" x W22"
This is not our parents over-the-door shoe organizer. You know the one—made of plastic, kind of funky smelling, a total eyesore. Target has updated the space-saving design for modern apartments by using a light gray fabric that blends right into any decor aesthetic. The organizer has 24 slots to fit shoes and accessories, including two rows with see-through mesh pockets for things worth showing off.
Made from: Steel
Size: H13.25" x W34.25" x D11.38"
Designed to fit eight pairs of shoes, this sturdy two-tier shoe organizer is our pick for minimalists. Sturdily constructed from steel with fabric shelves, the shoe rack keeps things organized with little fuss. It's simply here to do its job and and more than 800 reviewers approve of its performance. Plus, it's super affordable and stackable, so you can get a second one if your footwear collection grows.
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