I just had to do it. Yep. I’d just had it with wasting time sorting through mismatched shoes cluttering the floor of my teeny-tiny 1948 beach bungalow closet. It was time to organize!
But, with such miniscule square footage for storage, I had to think of a way to create maximum space where there seemed to be none.
Enter: a wooden crate!
Yes, a crate would do, but, how could I push it further?
Yep. With the installation of two simple dowels inside a wooden crate, I was able to DOUBLE my shoe storage surface area, (up to nine pairs, including the top of the crate) utilizing a space 18” wide by 10” deep. In the end, I was able to create this nifty crate nook using two crates which now holds up to 15 pairs of shoes!
The DIY idea takeaway? Innovate – rethink the function of everyday items to use them in new and effective ways.
First things first. Before I started, I cleared out my entire closet, then cleaned the floors with my handy HomeRight SteamMachine C900053.M – a fabulous, chemical-free deep cleaner.
Here now, is the super simple how-to, so you, too, can create a crate shoe organizer.
• wooden crate
Crates and Pallet 18 in. x 12.5 in. x 9.5 in. Large Wood Crate, Unfinished Wood
• 3’ x ½” diameter wooden dowel
• P120 sandpaper
• rubber mallet
Empire Level 24″ True Blue Magnetic Box Level
• wood glue
• tape measure
DEWALT 25 ft. XP Premium Tape Measure
Ryobi 18-Volt One+ Lithium-Ion Compact Drill/Driver Kit
• hand saw, table saw or miter saw
Stanley 26 in. Short-Cut Hand Saw
Rockwell Blade Runner X2 Portable Tabletop Saw
Ryobi 12″ 15 Amp Sliding Miter Saw with Laser
For full how-to instructions visit my expert page on HomeRight.
All photography by Skaie Knox/HomeJelly
This post was sponsored byI’ve teamed up with HomeRight and am proud to be one of their paid brand ambassadors. I also received a HomeRight product sample to use in this post – my personal opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I wouldn’t have it any other way!