Storage Solution of the Week: empty cups for boot storage

posted by Jennifer McClure on January 25, 2012 8 Comments

What it is:  This week’s storage solution of the week are upcycled 32-oz plastic cups that I use to keep my boots upright in the closet.

Boot storage copyright simplify101

Where I got them: Clearly mine are from Quick Trip, but any sturdy plastic cup of about this size would work.

Why I love it:  Hmmm, well, because I love boots! But ugh, where do you store them? I don’t have room to lay them in the boxes they came in. Obviously they can’t go on my wall-mounted shoe rack. If I had shelves for them, they could go there, but they’d still flop over. They simply took up too much closet space, until I hit on this idea! I slide the empty cup inside, and voila, it’s just sturdy enough to keep them upright.  The taper of the cup is perfect for the shape of the boot. And smaller cups work great for kids’ boot, too!

How and where do you store your boots?

Happy Organizing!


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  • January 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Great idea! I use rolled up magazines which also work great.

    • January 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      I use water bottles – filled so they provide some extra weight to keep the boots up!

      • January 25, 2012 at 8:57 pm

        I have blow up Boot “trees” that my hubby got me. But I love all these other ideas too! I will check back for more ideas for my boots. XO, Pinky

        • January 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm

          Cut up pool noodles are also a really cheap alternative. Y’know those foam floating noodles that kids play in the pool with?

          • January 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

            my friend hangs hers with the pant hangers from the store

            • January 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

              I use wine bottles. They hold up my boots great.

              • January 28, 2012 at 2:12 pm

                I use newspapers….they actually absorb any odor or perspiration as well and keep them standing nice & tall.

                • January 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm

                  Love all these amazing, creative solutions! Thanks so much for sharing. :)