Most of our shoes are in our closets, but we have these by the garage door to hold most often worn shoes - especially for the girls. We never wear shoes in the house (best way to keep your carpets clean!) and the girls know that before they can come in the they need to take off their shoes and put them on their shelf (top is Addison's, second is Ellie's). Straightening all of the shoes on these shelves is also one of the little jobs my girls do to help out.
Space for more important things like Christmas trees, bikes, baby joggers, and the Barbie Jeep.
Oh.. and I also organized all of the loose nails, screws, etc. And I labeled them. And I put them in alphabetical order although they've been messed up a bit since then. When Kenny came home from work and saw this he seriously wondered if something was wrong with me. Now years later he KNOWS something is wrong with me.
Kenny won't admit it, but I know he loves not having to search all over the garage for a toggle bolt or a drill bit when he needs one. :)
**Re-organized shoe station here.