Shoes are something that you spend a lot of money on and it is often hard to find just the right way to organize them. There are many different theories and approaches to shoe organization to maximize the cost per wear.
One simple tip has to do with the shelving unit that you organize your shoes on. I am not a fan of keeping the shoe boxes as they take up so much unnecessary room and you also cannot see your shoes. Now everyone is different and depending on the type of shoes you have and the space you have to work in this can vary for each person.
For the average person you could easily eliminate a lot of mess in your closet by recycling your shoe boxes. There are many different shelves that can be used to organize the shoes in your closet and again each space is different so the choice may vary. One that is pretty common is a really simple shelving system that can hold flats, heels, sandals and tennis shoes.
Below is an sample of one that I recently used and the end results. We were able to clear a lot of space from the floor and all the shoes now have a happy little home.