When I first saw the size of the closets in my dorm room I was afraid that I would have to leave many pairs of shoes behind. I love shoes and have WAY too many, so I knew this wasn’t an option. I looked everywhere for the perfect shoe storage and found many different solutions for storing my shoes!

Shoe Bin

I had very little storage space that was easily accessible in my dorm room freshman year, but I found a bin that I loved putting my shoes in. Not only did it slide under my bed easily, but it matched my room really well. Once I organized all of my shoes by standing them up!

Closet Organizer

Many of my friends who had more closet space loved using closet organizers to hold their shoes. This is one of my favorites because you can see all of your shoes at once!

Under The Bed Storage

If you have a lot of shoes and space under your bed, the boxes that easily slide under your bed may be the right shoe storage choice for you. It’s a great way to see the shoes you have just by looking at the top, it holds a lot, and it’s short enough to fit under most beds or even at the bottom of your closet. If needed, you can buy more than one, because they are easy to store.

Over The Door Organizer

I used one of these when I had a door to hang it on, and I loved it. It’s easy to store your shoes in and it doesn’t take up any extra space. This one is perfect because it does not come too far off of the door. If you have a closet door to hang this on, this is a wonderful way to store your shoes.


Yes, my collection did have to shrink when going off to college, but not as much as I thought it would have to. How did you store your shoes in college? For more organization tips for your dorm room, check out the dorm room organization board by dormify on pinterest!