We have an adequate amount of shelf space in our closet and I make it a point to utilize all spaces effectively. I despise clutter and to me, shoeboxes = clutter. As a result, when we moved in this house, one of the first items on my to-do list was to rid my shoes of shoe boxes and purchase inexpensive shoe/boot boxes. I am such a happier woman! This system has also helped me purge. Every new shoe has a plastic shoe box which means a pair is being donated to make room for new shoes. Now, I may have 3 flat shoes such as sandals in one box, but nothing is going to waste.
We are lacking drawer space and I resolved that situation by purchasing decorative plastic bins to store workout clothes, lounge wear, seasonal pjs, seasonal gear (hats, mittens, bathing suits, etc.), and miscellaneous t-shirts. I love these bins, they are spacious and look good. I have them on the top shelf of my closet, and I don’t think about them! You can use these bins for almost anything anywhere in the house.