20 Easy and Unexpected Ways To Use A Hanging Shoe Organizer

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Would you like a space-saving organization? Have you ever wanted alternative uses for a shoe organizer? I was given the challenge by Hometalk to come up 6 ways to use a hanging shoe organizer. Within 5-10 minutes, I had come up with 20! Here are all the different ways you can use a hanging shoe organizer (outside of using it for pairs of shoes) for storage solutions to help out in your home. We’ll be utilizing our vertical space for a lot of space and it won’t cost as much like something from the container store. It may not be the most elegant space saver, but you’ll be surprised at all of its uses, especially for small spaces. No need for a professional organizer to create great storage space.

Here is the basic shoe organizer, they run about $10. You can click here if you are interested in purchasing one.

Here is the basic shoe organizer, they run about $10.Β  These hang on the back of a door generally, but you can use a hanging shoe holder on other spaces like a closet door.

You can click here if you are interested in purchasing one

Hanging shoe organizer ideas in the kitchen.

You can fill it with quick grab snacks for busy kids.  I filled mine drink mixes, granola & protein bars, crackers, lunch snacks, etc.

You can fill it with quick-grab snacks for busy kids. 

I filled mine with drink mixes, granola & protein bars, crackers, lunch snacks, etc. It’s great for small items.

Another option would be to fill it with your seasonings for cooking.

Another option would be to fill your door organizers with your seasonings for cooking.

Fill it with your utensils and baking supplies.

Fill it with your utensils and baking supplies.

Over the door shoe organizer ideas in other home areas

Use it for your cold winter gear - hats, mittens/gloves, scarves, hand warmers, waterproof bags...

Use it for your cold winter gear – hats, mittens/gloves, scarves, hand warmers, waterproof bags…

Use it to store your cleaning supplies in.

Use it to store your cleaning supplies in.

Store your children's toys, stuffed animals, legos, superheroes, etc in one.

Store your children’s toys, stuffed animals, legos, superheroes, etc in one.

It can organize your extension cords, power cords, charging cords, timers, and more in.

It can organize your extension cords, power cords, charging cords, timers, and more in.

It is great for making a school supply, crafting station, or office organizer to hold your rulers, scissors, stapler, crayons, markers, post it notes, tape, calculators, markers, crayons, colored pencils, paper clips, rubber bands, and more.

It is great for making a school supply, crafting station, or office organizer to hold your rulers, scissors, stapler, crayons, markers, post it notes, tape, calculators, markers, crayons, colored pencils, paper clips, rubber bands, and more.

Make an advent or birthday countdown calendar, fill it with gifts to count down the big day.  It's also great for a graduation gift!  Fill it with supplies needed for college - snacks, school supplies, dorm room needs, etc.

Make an advent or birthday countdown calendar, fill it with gifts to count down the big day. 

It’s also great for a graduation gift!  Fill it with supplies needed for college – snacks, school supplies, dorm room needs, etc.

It's great for storing your DVD &/or CD collection.

It’s great for storing your DVD &/or CD collection.

You can use it for your tools and gardening supplies, and hang it in your home, garage, or shed.

You can use it for your tools and gardening supplies, and hang it in your home, garage, or shed.

Keep your paint and paint brushes in order and in great shape.

Craft supplies – Keep your paint and paint brushes in order and in great shape.

It's a great way to keep your gift wrap, ribbon, bows, tape, scissors, and more ready for when you need it.

It’s a great way to keep your gift wrap, ribbon, bows, tape, scissors, and more ready for when you need it.

*Have longer tubes of wrapping paper?  No problem, use the bottom 3 shoe spaces to store them.  Simply cut a slit in the bottom of the 1st 2 holders so the tube slides into place and set in the bottom pocket.

Hanging shoe organizes are great in the bathroom

Use it to hold your bathroom first aid supplies and medications.

Use it to hold your bathroom first aid supplies and medications.

Organize your bathroom supplies and needs - great for those small bathrooms, apartments, dorm rooms, etc.

Organize your bathroom supplies and needs – great for those small bathrooms, apartments, dorm rooms, etc.

It can hold your jewelry, belts, and hair and other accessories.

Accessory organizer – It can hold your jewelry, belts, and hair and other accessories.

Other uses for hanging shoe organizer

Roll up some of your clothes and you can save space, & organize outfits for your kids.  It holds socks, t-shirts, thanks, shorts, leggings, leotards, tights,& legwarmers extremely well.

Roll up some of your clothes and you can save space, & organize outfits for your kids. 

It holds socks, t-shirts, thanks, shorts, leggings, leotards, tights,& legwarmers extremely well.

Great for holding books (and stuffed animals) - school teachers - this one is for you ;)

Great for holding books (and stuffed animals) – school teachers – this one is for you πŸ˜‰

It's a great way to hold your ornaments and keep them safe.

It’s a great way to hold your ornaments and keep them safe.

This one is actually for my son!  Make a place for your baseball/hat collection.

This one is actually for my son!  Make a place for your baseball/hat collection.

If you don’t have a coat closet, you can use it for that.

Then there is the obvious way to use a hanging shoe holder for a shoe storage solution to hold

  • high heels
  • pairs of flip flops
  • tennis shoes
  • dress shoes
  • gym shoes
  • lot of shoes
Would you like space saving organization? Have you ever wanted alternative uses for a shoe organizer?

I was given the challenge by Hometalk to come up 6 ways to use a hanging shoe organizer. With in 5-10 minutes I had come up with 20! Here are all the different ways you can use a hanging shoe organizer to help out in your home.

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Would you like space saving organization? I was given the challenge by Hometalk to come up 6 ways to use a hanging shoe organizer. With in 5-10 minutes I had come up with 20! Here are all the different ways you can use a hanging shoe organizer to help out in your home.

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51 Comments

  1. So many ideas! I love it. I have 2 of them that I used to use for product samples. Most of those have been used now so I’ll be looking for new ways to use them to keep that room organized. It’s gonna happen! πŸ™‚

    1. Oh I love that idea! They are really quite useful and space savers. I am thinking I should have had a few of these to help me out when I was in college. I bought one for this project and now I am trying to decide which one I truly want to use it for – lol.

      1. LOL I was wondering about that!

  2. I use one in my pantry to hold plastic wrap, foil, waxed paper etc plus syrup, salad dressing etc. You gave some other great uses.

    1. Thank you and that is a wonderful tip for everyone too. Thank you for sharing how you use yours πŸ™‚

  3. This is awesome! I seriously just got my clutter monster daughter one for her birthday.

    This one really grabbed me: It can organize your extension cords, power cords, charging cords, timers, and more in.

    YES! Getting one for the office right now!

    I LOVE your site!

    1. Oh my gosh Bonnie, thank you so much – you are so sweet and just made my day πŸ™‚ I’m so glad that this can be helpful for both you and your daughter πŸ™‚ Sending you a big hug!

  4. So many wonderful ideas!! I especially like the DVD organizing idea, and the action figure one. Oh, and the power cords! We have a tangled mess of power cords that I never know how to store. So thank you for sharing your ideas!

    1. Thank you Katrina, and I am so pleased that some of these ideas are useful to you as well πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for sharing Tamar. Does she have any additional ways that you’d like to share?

  5. Oh my golly! I am getting some of these. I love the idea of extension cords etc and the cleaning supplies! LOVE IT! Saw this on Grace at Home link party. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Cindy, and I’m so excited that some of these ideas will work for you!

  6. so many impressive creative organizational ideas hard to decide which one or which room to tackle first πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Sue and I totally agree. I used one shoe organizer for this post and now I’m trying to decide which one to use it for and/or if I need to buy more – lol πŸ™‚

  7. I LOVE shoe organizers that you can hang on your doors! I love that it is another way that you can organize stuff. I love that you show there are so many different ways that you can organize with the shoe organizer! The ideas are endless, it seems like! I currently use shoe organizers, and I need to take time to organize them better.

    1. Thank you so much Natalie, what are some of the ways you use your shoe organizers?

  8. You are a wealth of wonderful ideas and we’re happy that you share them with us at Celebrate Your Story!

    1. Thank you Sandra and thanks for hosing a wonderful place for all of us to share ideas πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Sue and thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚

  9. That’s brilliant, a challenge to find 6 and you come up with 20!

    1. Thank you Julie, it was a fun challenge. I was lucky to have inspiration strike πŸ™‚

  10. Great idea with the baseball hats! I’ve tried hat holders and they don’t work at all. Really good organizing tips here!

    1. Thank you Carissa, I totally understand as my son’s hat collection is always a mess. I had a hard time where I was going to finally put my shoe organizer with all of these ideas, but in the end I think that is the winner for me (until I buy more – lol).

  11. I bought one for my Sister and she keeps her cat’s treats and toys in them! Thanks for the idea!! ?

    1. Thanks Lynn and thank you so much for sharing another idea πŸ™‚

  12. I have a plastic one that holds sandals/flip flops/swim goggles etc on the back of my deck door and at the end of the season I roll it up and tie it so I can put it up on the shelf for the winter. I also have two of the old metal ones – one is attached to the wall in my bedroom closet (for shoes – who knew!) and the other is attached to the wall behind my bedroom door. That has all my scarves, a couple tote bags, and my robe and slippers.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing how you use them and how they work for you πŸ™‚

  13. Anne smith says:

    Chaz,
    You did a great job and love your website.
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  14. More great ideas, have to look into this one to see if it will fit with what we do. Love it otherwise.

    Ms. K

    1. Thank you so much and hope it works for you too.

  15. Mary Murray says:

    Are used mine as a cell phone garage in my high school classroom. I hung it in the front of the room, and I placed two charging stations below.It was a win-win.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing Mary πŸ™‚

  16. What fantastic ideas. I had never thought of using a shoe organiser like this.

    1. Thank you Kim, I’m thrilled you like some of the ideas πŸ™‚

  17. I use one in my sewing room to hold the embroidery supplies I use most often. Temporary sprays, stabilizes, alcohol, starch, tapes etc. Save me the extra step of having to get down boxes from my shelves. I find it a time saver. I label the sleeves so I aways know which is water soluble, cut-a-way, etc.

  18. Chaz I already use these in the pantry, laundry and closets but I’ll give you another one – in the garage for ‘some’ of DH’s tools. Rather than moving 100things on a shelf, he can easily see where his particular tools are at a glance and it hangs on the side of a metal cart so it takes no additional room. Now if he could just be a little neater. Thanks for the ideas. Ticia

    1. Thank you so much for sharing Ticia, that’s a great idea!

  19. I love space saving, practical storage ideas like this. I can never seem to have enough storage!

    1. Thank you so much Donna, and I totally agree!

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    1. Linda S. in NE says:

      Thank you for all the unique ideas. As a paper crafter/card maker, I have a shoe organizer hanging on the back of my craft room door. It has clear plastic openings, so always easy to see what is stored inside the pocket. I use it to contain my most used paper punches. Most of my punches have the diagram as well as the size of the cutout printed on the front. For example, 11/4″ Circle, 1/2″ Square, etc., etc. The larger punches can be quite heavy, but seem to stay in the divided sections with minimal sagging. This makes organizing this hard to store item quick to put back where it belongs, and easy to locate the next time it is needed.
      Thanks again for sharing all the ideas from your readers. Visiting from “Between Naps on the Porch”.

      1. Thank you so much for sharing Linda, love learning ways everyone uses them.

    2. Thank you so much Marilyn for another wonderful party.

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