Boot Storage Solution in the entryway and in a closet

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Boot Storage?

How do you store boots? I used to store boots in a shoe box that comes when I bought it. It was OK but became hard to know which boot is in the box when my family member and I owned more boots. Of course, you can always write what boot is in the box, but it is easy to mix up after re-writing names a few times in the same box. Also, I usually leave the boots at the entrance when I wear them often during winter. It was good since boots need to be dried, but what would you think if there are a few pairs of boots sitting around at the entrance?

I would recommend having boots rack at the entrance if you or your family wear boots often, maybe it could be only during winter or could be year around if you live in a cold/rainy environment.  If you don’t wear boots, or if you have boots that you don’t wear often I would recommend having some boots storage in a closet or garage.

By the way, according to Konmari, Bestselling Autour and Organizing Consultant, heavy shoes such as boots are better to be stored in lower shelves of the cabinets. (see this blog if you want to know more)

Entryway Boot Rack

1. Yamazaki Hallway Boots Rack

Yamazaki Hallway Boots Rack

This Hallway Boots Rack from Yamazaki in Japan is only 19cm (7.5 inch) deep, 44cm (17.3 inch) wide and 50cm (19.7cm) high.  It is made from steel, and available either in black or White, You can store and keep your boots in shape.  Its circular cutouts keep boots upright. Also, you can sit in comfort or put bags on top of it.  You have to pay for the shipping from Japan but worth it if you are looking for something that is small and looks nice.  It is made of bamboo and

2. SONGMICS 100% Bamboo Shoe Rack Bench,2-tier Entryway Storage Organizer

Songmics bamboo entryway boots bench

Songmics Bamboo Shoe Rack Bench is also slim (34.3″”L x 11.0″”W x 17.7″”H) and good for store boots at the entryway.  It comes either brown or natural color, made of eco-friendly bamboo.

3. Rustic Shoe/Boot Bench from WoodlandRustic

Rustic Boots Shoes bench

The Rustic Shoe/Boot Bench from WoodlandRustic at Etsy is not the cheapest but it is hand-made and very sturdy. If you want you can order matching coat rack together, and you can customize too.  The size is 47 in. long x 20 in. tall x 15 in. deep, which is big enough to hold two boots.

4. White Bottom Entryway Shoe\Boot Rack and Bench

White Bottom Entryway Shoe\Boot Rack and Bench by FallingTreesBySki

White Bottm Entryway Shoe Boot Rack and Bench from FallingTreesBySki at Etsy is another hand-made from Etsy. This one is fully custom rack and you pick the color.  The rack has no screw heads are visible and exposed! It measures 42x14x18 inches.

5. Whitmor 4-Pair Boot Stand Gunmetal

Whitmor 4-Pair Boot Stand Gunmetal

Whitmor 4-pair Boot Stand holds 4 pairs of long and short boots upright.  Good thing about this rack is that you can keep them at the entryway or move to the closet to store boots if you do not wear boots often. The dimensions is  9.5″ x 29.5″ x 14.9″.

6. Neu Home Bamboo Entryway Organizer

Neu home Bamboo Boots Rack

New Home Bamboo Entry Organizer is made of durable carbonized bamboo. It can hold up to 6 pairs of shoes and up to 3 pairs of boots, and it has an umbrella holder too.  The dimensions: 30.5 inches (H) x 31.5 inches (W) x 10.25 inches (D).

7. Household Essentials Revolving Shoe and Boot Rack – Silver

Household essentials revolving shoe tree

Household Essentials Revolving Shoe and Boot Rack is an interesting shoe rack. You can keep it in the entryway or bedroom. It holds six shoes and six boots. Personally, I do not like this rack because it shows the bottom of the shoes, but if you are looking for something unique this rack may be the right one!

Boots Hangar

1. Boot Butler

Reviewers love Boot Butler!  It can store five pairs of boots in one rod and fit long boots (up to kee high). The good thing about this is, unlike other clip type hanger, it does not leave the marks on the shoes.  The angle provides easy access to the boots too.

2. The Boot Hanger, Gripz

boottique shoe hanger

Gripz Boot hanger has two clips in one hanger, so It holds the weight of the boots while not leaving any marks on outside of boots.  Shoe hanger is good since you do not need to use a boot shaper to keep the shape of the boots.

3. Hanging Boot File

hanging boot file

Hanging Boot File really looks like a file to store boots, as its name tells.  It has clear plastic slots to hold 3 pairs of boots. Some reviews complain the boots fall out, so you may want to use boot shabeforeoere putting them inside.

Boots Storage Bag/Box

1. Our Shoe Box

Our Shoe Box at Container Store is clear plastic boots box to keep your boots visible while they’re being protected. Since it is a clear box you don’t need to write what shoes in the box.  You can stack the boxes for efficiency or you can store them under-the-bed or garage, or even at the top shelf of your closet.

2. Whitmor 4 Section Underbed Boot Bag

Whitmor 4 Section Underbed Boot Bag

This Whitmor 4 section Underbed boot bag is made from cotton fabric, so don’t expect to hold the shoes like the one made from plastic. However, they protect shoes from dust at least.  You may want to put some deodorant before storing the boots if you are storing them for a while.

Wall Mounted Boots Storage

1. Rack’em Racks Boot & Wader Rack

 Rack'em Racks Boot & Wader Rack - 3 Pair

Rack’em Racks Boot & Wader Rack hang shoes upside down, so it not only stores boots but also helps to dry them. It holds all styles and sizes, which is great for the whole family.  You can mount them anywhere,  near the entryway, garage or closet.

2. Wall Mount Premium Wood Boot Dryer

baseballbatrack wall mounted boots rack

Wall mount Premium Wood Boot Dryer by baseballbatrack at Etsy is handmade and holds two or three boots.  It is simple and well made!

Other Products/Ideas to store boots

1. Boots Space Saver

Boot Space Saver

I am happy to introduce another space-saving product from Japan. The Boots Space Saver can save space by sliding one boot heel up and another heel down. You can even adjust to fit tall boots to shorter boots (14 inches to 19.5 inchs).  Some reviewers in Japan mentioned that it saves space overall but the cabinet has to accommodate the hight of the holder.

2. Booti Boot Shaper

Have you ever annoyed to see the boots sitting on entryway? We need boot shaper not only to keep the shape of the boot but also to look organized. There are so many options, but The Boots Space Saver does keep the shape of any types of boots and ventilates the boots too.  It works to suede boots, which is harder to keep the shape.



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