TikTok's Genius Solution For Tidy Shoe Storage In A Small Closet

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It's a common dilemma faced by many — accumulating more shoes than our closets can comfortably accommodate. Whether it's due to changing fashion trends, impulse purchases, or simply holding onto old favorites, collecting shoes can often result in a cluttered closet bursting at the seams — especially since footwear tends to take up a lot of space for proper storage. However unintentional the growth of your shoe collection, when there's no more available storage space, it can lead to disorganization and frustration. Enter the door hanging shoe organizer — a simple yet effective solution to reclaiming precious closet storage space, so your footwear collection has the breathing space it needs.

These shoe organizers are widely available and come in a range of designs and materials. This includes the sturdy Whitmor 36-Pair Door Shoe Organizer with a metal frame priced at $ 38.67 on Amazon, the Wholelovein Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer (with 26 clear PVC pockets) retailing for $24.99 (also on Amazon), the $18.56 Gorilla Grip Slip Resistant Mesh 24-Pocket Shoe Organizer for sale at Walmart, and the super affordable plastic Room Essentials™ Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer which only costs $10 when purchased online at Target. Whichever product you choose, installing and using a door shoe organizer is a breeze as demonstrated by @heycarmen on TikTok.

TikTok's door hanging shoe organizer hack

In the TikTok video, @heycarmen discovers that the door shoe organizer she purchased was more than enough to accommodate all her shoes while fitting seamlessly on her closet door. She opted for the popular (rated 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 2,845 ratings from Amazon customers) Whitmor 36-Pair Door Shoe Organizer. Assembly is pretty easy; just follow the user manual and ensure the mesh liners are securely attached to the metal frame. For this shoe organizer hack to help solve your storage issues, choose a door with enough clearance to accommodate the item without hindering its functionality. Attach the over-the-door hooks to the shoe organizer, then simply hang it over the top of the closet door. Ensure the hooks are securely in place and the organizer hangs evenly. Next, insert a maximum of three pairs of shoes per layer to prevent overcrowding.

Note that shoe organizers like this are designed to store only "regular" footwear, and high-cut shoes or boots may not fit them properly. To prevent overloading your organizer, avoid going over the limit in the number of shoes you can store in each slot, and try to distribute weight evenly across the available space. Regularly clean and maintain your shoe organizer to keep it in optimal condition and extend its lifespan.