Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How to Organize Kid’s Shoes – Part 1

Kids have lots of shoes, right? Especially when they grow through them so fast!

I just had a pile of shoes sitting at the bottom of each of my boys’ closets that they hadn’t grown into yet. So I really needed a way to organize them.

Dollar Tree to the rescue!

Here’s what you’ll need:
-a huge pile of shoes
-bins from the dollar store or elsewhere
-chalkboard contact paper
-a template of some sort


I got these boxes with lids from the dollar store and cut the chalkboard contact paper down to fit, nothing fancy since I couldn’t find the template I used for my pantry labels. These boxes worked well for the smaller shoes, but you'd probably only fit 2 pairs of larger shoes in them. I've got another tutorial on how to do the larger shoes coming soon, don't miss it!

Finally I just sorted by size and labeled the boxes with a chalkboard marker. I found mine at Joann’s near the Sharpies and other art markers. 

Now they sit very neatly at the top of the closet, minding their own business. lol Open-mouthed smile

Now take a deep breathe in and enjoy a much more organized and happy closet! Be sure to follow along so you don't miss anymore tips I've got up my sleeve!


  1. Love this idea! For some reason, I have a ton of old plastic shoe boxes, and I've been thinking of donating them. Now, I've got a new way to use them. And, they look so cute with the chalkboard labels.

  2. What a great idea!! I have so many pairs that don't fit anymore and are just bundled into a bag! Love the chalkboard labels!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I did something similar with my daughter's shoes, but not as cute. I need to get some chalkboard labels, love it!

  4. TIDYYYYY!! And yes, a cute way to store things. Kids things can just become 'rampantly out of control', with all these size chances... week by week.... ha ha. Thanks for sharing!

  5. That is a lot of baby shoes! You have them stored so nice and neat, which makes it not overwhelming.

    1. haha it is a ton. Most of them are hand-me-downs and the organization totally helps.


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