What's that old saying about "If the shoe fits?"
The trouble with shoes is that once they're off your feet, they often DON'T fit easily into an organized environment. They're relatively small, so they get lost under and behind the cascade of hanging clothing in your master closet. If you're a "no shoes in the house" person, they can end up scattered all over the floor of your coat closet or your living area. Shoes, as much as they're important, can also be a little high maintenance.
I'm on vacation in California and staying with a friend who lives in a really cool house in the hills around Los Angeles. As with many homes built in the 1940s and 50s, this house oozes charm, but doesn't offer a ton of closet space. When Christmas Boy and I were looking around for a spot to stash our bed linens in the morning, I noticed our friend is using one of my favorite spots to keep his house tidy -- the back of a closet door.
In this case, our friend's house is a shoe-free zone, so he uses an over-door shoe rack in the coat closet to corral his shoes near the front door. It's an inexpensive and simple way to make an otherwise unused space useful and keep the house organized. My clever friend, realizing he didn't need to store more than a few pairs of shoes here, only installed the top section of the rack on the door, leaving the bottom of the door open for other things (or nothing at all).