40 Easy Ways to Organize Your Closet ^ could also work as an entertainment center to store stuff in a living room or common room.
Hanging wooden crates for storage (shoes gloves hats next to front door)--good for garage or mud room. Change it up to colorful milk crates and it could make useful toy storage for the kids room!
DIY - Easy way to organize your shoes. Make shoe hangers from old wire hangers.