The area under our stairs was a real mess. Nice hooks and Flor carpet tile were not doing enough to keep it in check. My husband didn't see anything wrong with it, but I saw a real failure with the dorm like shoe display. I've been hoping to find some kind of industrial storage unit to organize those shoes (we are "no shoes inside" house).
And I lucked out at the Flea Market with these $10 bins. Its hard to photograph this dark spot of our house and this was the best I could do.