Shoe Storage Solutions
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Here are some fantastic shoe storage solutions and decluttering strategies! I love shoes, and I love organizing...I love organizing shoes!
One of my weaknesses is shoes. Yes, I am a professional
organizer, but I'm also human (and female)! I find really cute shoes at
bargain prices...honestly, they find me. :)
I have found some creative ways to store shoes even in small spaces, and I've shared them below.
The following shoe storage solutions will help clear the
closet clutter, ensure that you can find what you need when you need it,
and keep your footwear in better condition. Enjoy!
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Shoe Storage Solutions: The Organizing Process
Utilize the general organizing procedure of purge, sort and store and use it for shoe organization.
- Pick up ONE pair of shoes at a time and decide if it is worth
keeping. In order to accomplish this, ask yourself appropriate questions
(Do I still wear these? Are they in good condition? Are they still in
style? Do they hurt my feet?).
- As you make decisions, put the item in the corresponding
pile, bag or box - Keep, Donate, Trash. **Don't forget to record your
donations for tax purposes.**
- Take out the trash, and put the donations in your car. This hinders the possibility of undoing your hard shoe organizing work.
See how easy it is to access shoes stored in a canvas bin?!
- Now that you have gotten rid of all the unnecessary and
unwanted shoes, the focus is on what's left. Divide up what remains into
categories and put like with like (i.e. sandals, boots, sneakers).
- If you have enough room in your clothing closet to hold all of
your shoes, then great!
These are elfa shelves from The Container Store in my client's closet, and they hold almost all of his shoes.
This cabinet from Overstock is the perfect shoe storage solution for my client's entryway.
- Another option, if you're short on space, is to put your
out-of-season shoes (like winter boots) in another room like the basement, attic or garage.
**If you like the above shoe storage solution, then you'll love the easy-to-implement organizing ideas here!**
• Get into the habit of putting away your shoes every day and
promote this behavior to others in your household. This keeps your home
more organized and clean as well as prevents catastrophes like the dog
getting a hold of your nice black stilettos.
• Another idea that I consider every time I buy a pair of shoes
is whether or not I have a pair like it. If I do, I'll think twice about
spending the money and allowing more stuff into my life. If I don't,
I'll pick out a pair of shoes to give away when I get home, so that my
purchase REPLACES instead of ADDS TO what I own.
Shoe Storage Solutions: The Organizing Products
Shoe organizers are a must! Check out these products for maximizing your space.
Drop-Front Shoe Box
This is a shoe organizing dream! Utilize all of that vertical space in your closet by stacking these shoe storage boxes and storing stuff inside. The drop-front makes it easy to access your items.
Revolving Shoe Tree - a Favorite of the Shoe Storage Solutions!
In this corner, taking up only 1 square foot of space, is the shoe tree!! This creative item is easy to assemble and eliminates the shoe piles that seem to just appear around the house.
Open Tapered Bin
I use open bins LIKE these to hold casual, flat shoes like slippers, sandals, and so on. (The actual bin I use is from The Container Store but they don't always have them, so here's a similar one.)
Under Bed Storage
Organize and protect your shoes with this sturdy organizer. It holds up to 12 pairs of shoes and fits nicely under the bed or in the bottom of the closet.
If you have the space, shoe cubbies are great storage solutions. Some of them double as entryway seating, and others can be stacked. This particular one can be built into whatever shape fits your space.
Flip Flop Hanger
This door shoe organizer holds flip flops and takes up minimal space. Take a look!
Shoe Storage Furniture
Looking for a shoe storage bench for your entryway or mudroom? Look at these top-rated shoe organizers!
Over-The-Door Shoe Organizers
One of my favorite shoe storage solutions is the over door shoe
organizer. This product doesn't take up any hanging space or floor
space. Check out these top-rated closet shoe organizers!
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