15 Shoe Organization Hacks for Your RV

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Trying to find a hack for eliminating the pile of shoes next to the front door in your camper or motorhome?  See if one of these ideas can help.

1. Shoe Organizer Hung on the Side of the Bed

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

Shoe storage along RV bed

You can also purchase this one that's ready-made and ready to hang with no drilling or damage:

Shoe organizer for side of RV bed

2. Shoe Organizer Hung on Front Door

The Miles family uses a homemade shoe organizer right on the interior of 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 snaps.  (Thank you to the Miles family for sharing such a detailed explanation!)

Shoe storage on RV screen door
Mesh flip flop organizer hung on the front door of the Miles family's RV

3. Space Saving Double Shoe Rack

This type of shoe rack is one of the most space-efficient styles I've seen, because it lets you store shoes two layers deep. You could mount it on a wall, door, side of a cabinet, along the bed, or anywhere you can find space.

4. Door Hooks to Hang Shoes Along Bed

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

5. Mug Hooks Used to Hang Flip Flops

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

Flip Flop organization in an RV bedroom
by Diane Powers

6. Small Shoe Cabinet

If you can find a spot to put it, a small shoe cabinet secured to the floor or wall (so it doesn't shift during travel) keeps shoes neatly out of site. This one comes in either white or gray:

A small shoe cabinet from Amazon

7. Tray Top Storage Ottoman

A tray top storage ottoman makes a great place to store shoes worn less frequently because it provides an extra seat as well as a place to set drinks when you flip the lid over.

Storage ottoman with tray top from Amazon
Bench storage ottoman with tray tops from Amazon

8. Basic Shoe Shelf

A shoe shelf to kick shoes onto like this bamboo one 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

9. Wooden Shoe Racks

These wooden shoe racks are a lot cuter than many of the options on this list, especially if you're decorating your RV with a rustic theme.

10. Wall Mounted Elastic Mesh Caddies

The nice thing about these mesh storage caddies compared with other wall mounted shoe storage solutions is that it's less likely to hurt if you bang your shin on them, and when they aren't full of shoes they lay completely flat against the wall.

11. Fifth Wheel Stair Modification

The space under the stairs is often wasted in RV's, but with some modifications 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.

Under stair shoe storage area in an RV
by Jessica Deubner

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

Under stair storage in an RV
by the Saby family via doityourselfrv.com

12. Wall Storage Baskets

RV owner Amanda hung wall storage baskets using Command hooks to store shoes in the hallway of her fifth wheel RV.

Baskets hung with Command hooks as shoe storage in RV hallway
by Amanda of VentureToInfinityAndBeyond.com

You could try something similar with baskets like this:

13. Repurposed Cabinet

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

Shoe storage cabinet next to front door in RV
by Diana Roller

14. Shoes Hung on a Curtain Rod

Another RV owner had the brilliant idea of mounting a curtain rod along a cabinet using heavy duty adhesive hooks and hanging shoes from it with S hooks.  (If you plan to hang a curtain rod using adhesive hooks, be sure to take into account the width of the finials!)

Shoes hung on a curtain rod along an RV dining booth
by Kerry Boyd-Motton

15. Adhesive Wall Mounted Shoe Racks

Don't want to drill holes in the walls in the walls of your RV? These adhesive plastic shoe racks may be the perfect solution for you! They come in a pack of 6, and you can get them in black or white.

Hopefully these ideas will help you solve your own shoe storage problem!

For more ideas for organizing and storing things in a camper or motorhome, check out my RV organization resource page!

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  1. Question. Have you used the Amazon shoe storage thing you mention in #1? I’m really considering that one, but with a bed that lifts up to storage underneath I’m wondering how it would do as the bed slides when lifting.

    Also, in our last RV, the owners put in storage under the stairs for the central vac. It was brilliant. I still want to find out if our stairs in the new RV have wasted space under there so we can do the same in this one. It would be a perfect spot for shoes!!!

    For now, I have everyone take off the current shoes they’re wearing and put them on the floor in the closet that’s right inside the front door. I have no space for the fancy IKEA shoe cabinet…though I wish I did.

    1. Hi Kristi, I have not personally used that method, but it is one of the most common ways I’ve seen RVers store shoes. I would hang it along the top edge of the base, not from the platform part that lifts up. I have seen people use staples, duct tape, or binder clips to attach it. Hope that helps!

  2. These are great tips! We did a remodel on our RV, turning the unusable top-loading under-the-bed storage into front-facing drawers. One is for shoes and one is for dirty laundry. https://homeiswherewetakeit.com/rv-remodel/ It takes a tiny bit of carpentry knowledge, but nothing you can’t learn on YouTube! 🙂

  3. Stumbling onto this site. I’m so happy I did. We have an RV but haven’t figured out a few things on organization. So thank you very much. You have wonderful insight.

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