A recent YouGov survey found that most Americans remove their shoes when entering their own homes (at least most of the time). For some of us, that means piles of shoes taking up space in our entryways.
Do you trip over shoes when you step into your home? If your entryway looks like a shoe-store display on Black Friday, perhaps it is time to invest in a better place for your shoes. You can set up a short shoe rack, but smaller living situations (or larger numbers of shoes) may require a more compact, vertical solution: a hanging shoe organizer.
These organizers typically hang on closet rods or doors. They are often made of canvas and sometimes include a light skeleton framework. Lightweight and easy to handle, hanging shoe organizers can be tucked away, reducing clutter—and reducing your risk of breaking your neck in your entryway.
Even if you don’t have many shoes and flip flops, you can benefit from the extra space a hanging shoe organizer provides. Ties, belts, socks, lint rollers, and other closet sundries can all be stored in an organizer.
Since these things are usually used on a daily basis, I recommend getting something at least of mid-range quality, priced around $10–$15. Some Amazon customer reviews of cheaper organizers note easily-ripped materials. Below are some hanging shoe organizer products available on Amazon with listed prices as of this writing. (Personally, I have been using something like the first one for two years, and it’s still in great shape.)
- Household Essentials 10-Pocket Hanging Shoe Storage Organizer, Natural Canvas – $14.99
- Household Essentials 311344 Double Row Hanging Shoe Organizer – Natural Canvas – $17.84
If you’re living in a tight space, a hanging shoe organizer can help you find some sanity when it comes to storing your footwear.