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Trying to figure out how to eliminate the pile of shoes next to the front door in your home, RV, or apartment? 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 a bed, or along a wall or cabinet. Find out how using this tutorial or this one. To attach the organizer to the bed in a camper or motorhome, some 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 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 SnapRite snaps. (Thank you to the Miles family for sharing such a detailed explanation!)
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.
One RV owner, who calls his wife a “sandal-aholic”, screwed mug hooks into a strip of wood for hanging flip-flops.
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
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.
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.
Other RV owners have added hinges to their stair treads so they can be opened to create storage inside.
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
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!)
10. Curtain rod
This clever 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!)
Hopefully these ideas will help you solve your own shoe storage problem!
If you need more RV storage ideas, you might enjoy my blog post about closet organization!