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9 Ways to Store Shoes in an RV

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Small space shoe storage ideas for RVs, campers, travel trailers, motorhomes, and apartments

Trying to figure out how to eliminate the pile of shoes next to the front door?  See if one of these ideas can help.

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1. Classic shoe organizer

Over a doors isn’t the only place a shoe organizer can be hung.

A regular over-the-door shoe organizer can be cut into sections and hung around the base of the bed or along a wall or cabinet.  Find out how using  this tutorial or this one.  To attach the organizer, RV owners have used Gorilla Tape, Velcro, screws, or staples.

You can also purchase a ready-made one from Camping World or the one from Amazon pictured below.

The Miles family uses this homemade shoe organizer right on their front door as a handy place to store flip-flops.

The back of the organizer is made from pet screen material edged with binding tape, and the pockets were made from mesh net fabric edged with bias tape and sewn to the pet screen through ribbon to reinforce the stitching.  Finally, the organizer was attached to the door using SnapRite snaps.  (Thank you to the Miles family for sharing such a detailed explanation!)

2. Hooks

Several RV owners have used over-the-door hooks, available online or  inexpensively at Dollar Tree, as shoe hangers along the edge of the bed frame.

RV shoe storage idea: over door hooks along side of bed

by DeAnn Sitter

One RV owner, who calls his wife a “sandal-aholic”, screwed mug hooks into a strip of wood for hanging flip-flops.

travel trailer shoe storage idea: mug hooks along bed frame

by Diane Powers

3. Shoe cabinet

Ikea sells several versions of a shoe cabinet, like this one for under $30.

Or if you’re the handy type, you can make a beautiful one in your own style using these plans.

4. Storage ottoman

A storage ottoman like this one or this one makes a great place to store shoes worn less frequently because it can double as extra seating or, with a tray added on top, a coffee table.

5. Simple shoe shelf

A shoe shelf to kick shoes onto like this bamboo one from Walmart is handy to have next to the front door for shoes worn most often.

RV shoe storage idea: shoe shelf next to door of camper

by Ashley Mann

6. Under the stairs

The space under the stairs is often wasted in RV’s, but with a little creativity, it can become the perfect shoe hiding spot.

These RV stairs had empty space underneath, so the owners simply turned them around to create access.

This under-stair storage cubby was created in an RV where the carpet was replaced with laminate flooring.

RV shoe storage idea: Extra space in travel trailer created under stairs

by Jessica Deubner

Other RV owners have added hinges to their stair treads so they can be opened to create storage inside.

Hidden space in RV: storage for tools, vacuum, shoes, etc. inside stairs

by the Saby family via doityourselfrv.com

7. Stair storage basket

If taking apart the stairs doesn’t sound like something you want to do, a basket like this might be a better way to utilize the space.

8. Wall storage racks

If you have wall space, you could turn this set of book racks into shoe racks similar to these.

9. Kitchen cabinet repurposed

One clever RV owner purchased a kitchen cabinet to use as shoe storage.  (Look for a cheap one at a Habitat for Humanity restore!)

kitchen cabinet as shoe storage in an RV / camper / motorhome / travel trailer

by Diana Rollar

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Also, you might enjoy my blog post about closet organization!

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