12 Simple But Genius Shoe Organizer Hacks You’ll Want To Use ASAP

by Jess Catcher
Jess grew up in Oklahoma before moving to New York to become a writer. She has a cat named Agnes.

I used to have a really bad habit of letting my ever-growing collection of shoes pile up in my closet. When my best friend suggested I invest in a couple of hanging shoe organizers, I honestly could feel the metaphorical light bulb clicking over my head.

Sometimes our brains just completely overlook the obvious solutions sitting right in front of our faces, like how I would have never thought to use those very same organizers for so many other items around the house, in the car, and even in the backyard garden.

If you and your family are feeling overwhelmed by clutter that seems to get bigger by the minute, you will definitely want to take a look at all the genius ways folks have used the shoe organizer hacks below to make life so much easier.

Let us know in the comments if we missed any other clever ways to use these handy hanging pockets.

And don’t forget to SHARE with your friends!

1. Vertical Garden Planter


You’ll need to make sure the organizer is perforated enough for the water to properly drain from the soil, but you can just make a few holes in the pockets if need be.

2. Makeshift Medicine Cabinet

medicine cabinet

No cabinet behind your bathroom mirror? No problem! String one of these up and you’ll be good to go!

3. Nail Polish Sorter

nail polish

You probably don’t have as many bottles as this person, but keeping them sorted out by color in these clear pockets means you’ll never have to go digging through your entire collection for the shade you’re looking for.

4. Daily Lunch Organizer


If your family is always busy in the morning getting ready for school and work, this can make life so much easier by setting out a week’s worth of lunches and breakfast, getting a whole week’s worth in the pockets to just grab and go!

5. School Supplies Rack

school supplies

The clear pockets make this perfect for a teacher’s classroom or big families with lots of kids constantly losing their supplies in their bedrooms and under furniture.

6. Yarn Holder


Turns out the slots in most of these organizers are exactly the right size for your rolls of knitting material.

7. Backseat Organizer

backseat car

This is maybe the most genius use for the organizer I have ever seen — cutting one in half and stringing it up in the car is so much cheaper than other options on the market.

8. Winter Gear Storage

winter gear

You can also alternate this as the seasons change with summer items like sunscreen and bug spray.

9. Baby Blanket Holder

baby blankies

The petite pockets are the perfect size for so many of your little bundle of joy’s everyday items. You can use this when you run out of space in their dresser.

10. Cleaning Cabinet


I love the fun pattern on this organizer, but by using a clear one you can identify which cleaning product you need for any given situation.

11. Makeup Holder


For anyone who’s struggling with their collection outgrowing their makeup bag, this simple trick will feel like they’ve hit the jackpot.

12. Stuffed Animal Storage

stuffed animals

I would have never thought of using it for these squishy toys! And the same goes for pet toys.

Do you have a creative way that your family uses shoe organizers? Let us know in the comments and be sure to SHARE with your friends!