Mudroom Shoe Racks

Try using a mudroom shoe rack to corral shoes and keep clutter at bay.

Coastal Mudroom With White Built-In Bench

Coastal Mudroom With White Built-In Bench

This coastal mudroom with built-in storage makes a cute catch-all for the family's shoes, coats, sporting accessories...the list goes on. A starburst pendant lamp adds friendly charm.

By: Gina Hannah

A shoe rack that provides multiple shelves for storing your family's shoes and boots is one of the best ways to keep your mudroom's floor from becoming cluttered. You have a wide range of options, from tall metal department-store style racks to smaller racks in painted or natural wood that are part of an overall mudroom organizing system.

10 Clever Shoe Storage Solutions

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Hanging Storage

A hanging shoe system makes it easy to find your favorite pair and saves space for other items in your closet. It fits perfectly on any door, so shoes are right at hand.

Shoe Wheel

Your shoe addiction may prevent you from finding a spot for all those pairs. Rakku Design's shoe wheel can hold up to 30 pairs in its 20 expandable pockets. The design not only saves space, but shoes are just a spin away and easily accessible.

Store Dirty Shoes

A mudroom is a great place to store dirty shoes. Designate a bag for each family member to drop their shoes in right as they walk in the door, so they don't track dirt inside the rest of your home.

Open Shelving

Take advantage of open shelving by placing shoes neatly in a row. Toni Hammersley of A Bowl Full of Lemons puts her kids' shoes on shelving because she can fit several pairs and grab them quickly when she's on the go.

Hanging Storage System

Give those extra wire hangers you have lying around a purpose by transforming them into a shoe storage apparatus. Savannah of Oh So Pretty the Diaries used pliers and yarn to turn wire hangers into a convenient way to hang her shoes.

Clear Storage Bins

Protect your expensive shoes from damage and dust with clear storage bins. To help identify them, take photos of your shoes and tape the photo to the front of each bin.

Repurposed Baby Shoe Rack

Bring new life to your old household items. Amanda of A Lovely Place to Land transformed an old wooden thread rack into a baby shoe rack. Display the rack on a dresser or mount it on a wall to save space.

Wire Basket for Dirty Shoes

Place a wire basket next to the door where family members can place their dirty shoes. Using a wire basket prevents buildup of dirt and mold — just place a mat under the basket for easy cleanup.

Wall Storage

Look to the wall if you're out of closet space. The Shrine Shoe Rack, designed by Fernando Robert, displays shoes against the wall without taking up valuable floor space. The stainless steel rack gently holds just about every shoe type without damaging them.

Under-Bed Storage

Use the space under you bed to store your shoes. We all have pairs we don't wear often, so keep them out of the way with a compact shoe organization system you can buy at most home goods stores.

A good starting point to get ideas for your mudroom shoe rack is to look at closet storage systems. Closet storage solutions are designed to provide the maximum amount of storage for the available space; they might be your best choice if you expect to accumulate a large number of shoes in your mudroom. You can choose a free-standing rack, or go with a rack that can be hung on the back of your mudroom door.

If you are very limited on space, the best shoe rack for your mudroom may be a fabric hanging shoe organizer, which you can hang from a rod attached to a wall or a mudroom locker. A circular, rotating shoe rack is a stylish solution that can save space while allowing you and your family members easy access to shoes. If you have the space, you might consider multiple round shoe racks, one for each family member.

Alternatively, the ideal shoe rack for your space might include a bench where family members can sit while pulling off muddy boots. This solution is likely to be part of a larger mudroom organizing solution in the form of a hall tree or a bench with hooks for hanging jackets, hats and other items.

You might want to have two shoe racks: one for shoes that are worn outside the house, and one for comfortable slippers that family members can put on when they get home after a long day at work or school. Or, if your space is limited, designate one shelf of a multiple-shelf shoe rack exclusively for slippers. Providing something soft and warm for feet will encourage those in your household to remove dirty shoes and keep dirt from being tracked throughout the house.

Your ideal shoe rack may be part of a larger, free-standing mudroom assembly, constructed of either wood or metal.

For a budget-saving DIY project, purchase storage crates from a craft store and stack them on the floor. They can be painted or left in their natural wood texture. You can also hang the storage crates on a wall of your mudroom for a whimsical, practical and economic storage solution.

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