In a house with two adults and no less than three children, simple things like shoe storage can get out of hand. Even with the no-shoes-in-the-house policy in placed, the problem could persist. At worst, shoes left outside the door can become a tripping hazard, if not a nuisance.

So, what are you to do? Check out these five shoe-storage ideas for a big family.


Built-in wall cabinet with cubbyholes.

This is perfect for large families as it gives everyone enough space to store their shoes right after work, school, etc. Children can store their shoes in the bottoms shelves where they can be easily grabbed, while adults on top shelves. Customizing the built-in storage with cubbyholes is even better. Your children have probably such in preschool, so it will be easy for them to understand how this new storage system works.

Convert an ottoman into shoe storage.

This is a great solution if you’re living in a small apartment. Any furniture, particularly an ottoman, can be customized for storage. All you need to do is get a fabric and a staple gun, and then create several individual slots where you can neatly insert your shoes after each use.

Turn wire hangers into shoe storage.

Speaking of space saving, hanging your shoes will enable you to make the most of the space inside your cabinets. All you need to do is repurpose old hangers and add some rods in your storage cabinet. This solution is perfect if you have lots of flip-flops, sandals, and doll shoes. Well, of course the hangers can also hold heels, sneakers and work shoes.


Place shoe storage in the garage.

 Muddy boots and wet shoes can be a problem. You just out these directly inside your shoe storage. So, if you have a garage that your family uses to enter and exit the house, consider placing a storage shelf for shoes out there.