The 10 best shoe storage ideas for garage

garage shoe storage ideas

How do I better organize my garage?

A growing family often means an overlooked garage, yard work that is put aside, and outgrown shoes collecting all that desperately needed extra space.

But finding space for shoe storage in your garage, is a matter of normal garage organization.

Find an inexpensive option for shoe storage in your garage. Use stuff you already have in your house or storage products that can be easily found online. Look at garages in your neighbourhood. Browse storage solutions for a mudroom or patio online and get inspires.

You don’t need much extra space to get a great garage shoe storage solution for you boots or your outgrown, seasonal or dirty shoes.

Here’s a list to get you an idea of how to get your garage all fixed up.

Shoe storage garage organization

floating shoe racks diy

Shoe racks

An old shoe rack ready for the dumpster can be a great garage storage unit.

The shoe rack is perfect because it can be used vertically or horizontally to fit all sizes of shoes.

Take it to the next level with floating shoe racks.

Here’s another example from Amazon.


use corners to store stuff

Corner shelves

Use the corners of your garage to store shoes . It’s a shoe storage idea for garage that doubles as a shelf display.


Locker or cubby system

This is a really good locker cabinet on wheels that can be moved around in the garage. It is kind of expensive, but if you want a cool setup for storage, this is it.

Check it out on Amazon


Buy stackable plastic shoe boxes

Wooden crates or baskets can be put everywhere in the garage. They often don’t take up any space at all.

But if you want a more shoe-specific solution, get some plastic shoe boxes for the garage. They make stacking and storing easy and accessible.

Use clear plastic with drop-front openings, holes for ventilation, and that you can buy in bulk.

Stackable shoe boxes.


shoe storage over the door

Behind the door storage

Find an over the door shoe organizer at Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon or Wayfair. Use your doors better!


A slatwall for shoes

If you’re looking for shoe storage that can handle a lot of pairs and is easily accessible, look into getting a slatwall for your garage.

Plus, it looks sleek and modern in any garage!

Here’s a slatwall shoe shelf package you can order online and easily assemble yourself: Slatwall Shoe Shelf.

If your don’t have a slatwall in your garage, this is our recommendation: Slatwall.


shoe pegs shoe hooks

Hooks or pegs for shoes storage

Use the ceiling to put up some hooks. You can either hang your pairs there or hang some shelves. This is a great option if you’re limited on space.

Or screw up pegs or buds on the wall, like this.


use wire racks for shoe storage

Wire racks

Perfect for the garage because they can be slipped onto wall studs or beams. A great way to optimize your storage space!

Put them high or low on walls not used yet. But a full system at IKEA or from Elfa.


a shoe rack made out of pvc pipes

PVC pipes are inexpensive

A completely versatile material. Can be found at your local hardware store. Cut the pipes to the right length, assemble them with cable ties and place them directly on the floor. Push shoes into the tubes.


Use an old bookshelf as garage shoe storage

A final idea that actually works for a lot of us, is to use old bookshelves. If you’re limited on space in your home, turn an old bookshelf into shoe storage for the garage.

This is great if you have children outgrow their shoes quickly, damp off-season boots or shoes, or dirty boots or shoes. You can store them in containers or directly on the shelves.

Thrift stores often have sturdy looking bookcases that are just waiting to be converted.


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Floating shoe racks are a really good way of saving space.

Corner shelves could be used in dead corners, where you could hardly put anything else.

Over the door shoe organizer is a real life hack. Start using your doors for other things then passing through.

Check out this cool locker cabinet. Make the garage look like the professional ones.

Stackable plastic shoe boxes you can buy in bulk can be placed everywhere.

Hooks or pegs for shoes storage is a given.

A slatwall shoe shelf you can easily assemble yourself can be used for shoes, boots, tools, bikes. And the slatwall if you don’t have one in your garage already.

Ready to go wire racks is a versatile system that will bring total order to a messy garage.

Use cheap PVC pipes that can be repurposed to shoe storage tubes. Really smart.

Find som inexpensive book shelves on ebay.


How to begin organizing your garage

1. Empty your garage of all contents. This will give you a good idea of what you need to organize and what you can get rid of.

2. Sort the items in your garage into logical categories: tools, sporting goods, holiday decorations, etc.

3. Assign a specific storage space for each category of item. This might mean installing shelves or cabinets, or simply using boxes and bins to store things on the floor.

4. Install hooks on the walls to hang tools and sporting equipment.

5. Label everything clearly so you can find what you need when you need it.

6. A shoe rack with a low profile will ensure that your shoe storage solution doesn’t come in the way of everything else you’re storing.

Think outside of the box! You can often repurpose things you already have in your home, and that way get amazing storage solutions for your garage.


Summary

There are many shoe storage ideas that can be used in a garage. Some examples include using an old bookshelf, shoe racks, corner shelves, wire racks, and PVC pipes. These solutions are inexpensive and easy to find online or in your home.


Patricia Merken

Interior design blogger

Neat freak and shoe lover. American expat in Switzerland.
Blogger and mom. Blogs mainly at Footweardrobe.

Shoe Storage for Garage – Frequently Asked Questions

What are some shoe storage ideas for a garage?

There are many shoe storage ideas that can be used in a garage. Some examples include using an old bookshelf, shoe racks, corner shelves, wire racks, and PVC pipes.

How can I store shoes in my garage without taking up too much space?

1. Stack shoe racks on the shelves in your garage to save floor space. There are shoe racks to stack four shoes high, shoe racks for two shoes high, shoe racks for six pairs of shoes, and shoe racks that work with your stairs or posts so you can literally stack them up.
2. Invest in shoe cubbies so you could literally just shove all the cardboard boxes of shoes into one by one! The problem? There’s no warranty information on any of these products available online but if it sounds good to you then give it a shot!
3. Turn your bike storage area into a hidden shoe storage compartment that doubles as additional bike storage area when not needed, by simply hanging shoes and clothes over the bikes.

Where should I put shoes in my garage?

There are many shoe storage ideas that can be used in a garage. Some examples include using an old bookshelf, shoe racks, corner shelves, wire racks, and PVC pipes.

How to organize your garage?

1. By sorting the items in your garage into logical categories: tools, sporting goods, holiday decorations, etc.
2. By assigning a specific storage space for each category. This might mean installing shelves or cabinets, or simply using boxes and bins to store things on the floor.
3. By labeling everything clearly so you can find what you need when you need it.

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