5 Clever Uses for a Hanging Shoe Organizer

Keep items organized and easy to reach with just a cheap shoe organizer.

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November 22, 2019
Use a Shoe Organizer to Store Craft Supplies

Use a Shoe Organizer to Store Craft Supplies

A plastic shoe organizer makes a great hanging organizer for all of your craft supplies.

Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

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Short on storage space? Go vertical and organize everyday items with a shoe organizer. Yep, a shoe organizer. These hanging wonders are clear so everything is easy to see, the pockets keep items easily within reach and it clears out cluttered drawers and shelves. Read on to see five genius ways you can use a shoe organizer to organize your life.

Organize Pet Supplies in the Car

Start with a clear, plastic hanging shoe organizer. Cut the organizer to size. For most cars, two rows of pockets is a great size. Fill each pocket with essentials such as a water bottle and water bowl, paw wipes, doggie bags, a lead, brush, tennis balls and toys. Using a bungee cord, hang the organizer from the front row seats so that the pockets are easy to reach from the backseat.

Create a Gift Wrapping Station

Start with a clear, plastic hanging shoe organizer. Using a utility knife, slice the bottom of each pocket on the two right columns — except for the final pocket! This creates long tubes so that wrapping paper rolls can easily slide through the pockets and store upright. Pack each pocket with gift wrapping supplies such as twine, tissue paper, scissors, tape, bag filler, ribbon, washi tape, cards, gift tags, bows, gift toppers and markers.

Pack Camping Gear for Easy Travel

Start with a clear, plastic hanging shoe organizer. Fill each pocket with camping essentials such as trash bags, plastic poncho, reusable utensils, citronella candle, matches, first-aid kit, batteries, headlamp, flashlight, portable power bank, multi-tool, sunscreen, towel, paring knife, bug repellant wipes, bottle opener, can opener, bungee cords and foil and seasoning. Roll up the organizer and wrap a bungee cord around the bundle to create a handle. The bungee cord can also be used to hang the organizer at your campsite. Just remember: Never store food in the organizer as any open food will attract bears.

Keep Track of Spices and Small Pantry Items

Use a Shoe Organizer to Store Pantry Items

Use a Shoe Organizer to Store Pantry Items

A plastic shoe organizer makes a great hanging organizer for all of your pantry items.

Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

Start with a clear, plastic hanging shoe organizer. Clear out messy drawers and the back of your pantry, rounding up small items such as seasoning packets or spice jars. Fill each pocket to keep these items easy to reach for cooking and your kitchen clutter-free.

Organize Craft Supplies in a Mobile Station

Use a Shoe Organizer to Store Craft Supplies

Use a Shoe Organizer to Store Craft Supplies

A plastic shoe organizer makes a great hanging organizer for all of your craft supplies.

Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

Start with a clear, plastic hanging shoe organizer. Fill each pocket with craft supplies you use frequently such as a hot glue gun, glue sticks, paint tubes, paint brushes, washi tape and scissors.

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