What To Look For When Purchasing Under Bed Shoe Storage


So your shoe collection has gotten a little out of control again, huh? No worries, there are many tips and tricks we keep tucked under our sleeve here at Shoe Racks Blog that we’re just dying to share with you. First on the list: under bed shoe storage.

“But that’s so obvious,” you say? Yes, under the bed organizers are a go-to for many reasons, but do you know what to look for? There are hundreds of under the bed shoe storage pieces to choose from out there on the world wide web and no two are created the same. We’ve tested many of them and figured out the musts any good under bed shoe organizer needs. Here they are:


Just because you’re taking to storing footwear under the bed doesn’t mean you’re not still planning to show off those kicks. Under the bed shoe organizers that have side handles make it easy to regularly access the pairs you tuck away. Big, bulky plastic organizers with lids lack this detail every time.

Zippered Closures

Access is a big part of any storage piece. Once you’ve pulled out your shoe storage, you want to be able to quickly get inside. We found that organizers with zipper closures rather than lids we’re easier to get into. With the zipper, you don’t have to pull out the entire organizer if you’re just reaching for a pair in front. Plus, you don’t have to take the top completely off and move it to the side. This little detail really added to convenience and cutting down time on your morning routine.

Obviously, we recommend an organizer with any kind of closing top. Lids and zippered covers alike both keep your shoes nice and clean, safe from dust, bugs and pets who like to chew.

Clear Vinyl Top

Never underestimate the power of see-through vinyl. There’s just something satisfying about being able to find that perfect pair of pumps without even opening the lid on your organizer. Trust us, the viability will help you every time.


Vinyl, hard plastic, canvas — there are so many different makes and models of shoe organizers. While they’re all a great way to protect your favorites, we at Shoe Racks Blog unanimously decided that fabric or canvas is the best choice — and for one simple reasons: cleaning. Anything that can be thrown in the washing machine for a quick clean is a winner in our book.

What We Recommend

With all of that in mind, we recommend the Cedar Underbed Shoe Storage Organizer from Organize-It. This storage piece has all of our must-haves plus some great other features. You’ll find the handles, zippered closure, clear vinyl top and fabric body — but you’ll all see it has side pockets for extra storage like laces or inserts, plus cedar wood inserts that add a lovely fresh scent to your shoes. It’s like a perfect little bed to tuck-in your shoes.

Find more tips and tricks like this at OrganizeIt.com, StacksandStacks.com and Organization-Store.com.