If you are like me you can never have too many shoes (alright, you can but don’t tell my husband I said that). Storing shoes is an issue with many of my clients. For one thing, we all have plenty of shoes. For another thing, shoes are bulky and not easy to store. So here are a few tips:
Invest in some clear stackable shoeboxes. This is what I use for the majority of my shoes in my closet. They stack nicely so they maximize storage space and it is easy to see what you have.
Put out of season shoes away. Just like it is not necessary to have your Christmas sweaters out in April, it is not necessary for flip flops to be taking up room in your closet in January. When you put out of season clothes away, put the shoes away too.
For the pile of shoes that inevitably ends up near your entryway you need an attractive storage solution. Try a bench that opens where the kids can stow away their cleats and play shoes when not wearing them. A nice big basket works well too, provided it is not too deep.
Keep the shoes you wear the most easily accessible. My husband and I have a stackable shoe rack in the bottom of our walk-in closet where we keep our sneakers and slippers.
What are some of the ways you keep shoes organized? Feel free to share in the comments.
For others, shoes are only a match for fashion while for others it's a means of comfort. Just so you know, you will find almost 40 million people that live under the poverty line in the USA alone, never mind worldwide, which includes kids who need to do without things the rest of us take for granted, like shoes. That's why Toms Shoes, a shoe company in California, made the decision to do something about this - through
A Day Without Shoes, where everyone is encouraged to go barefoot for an entire day to experience it. In addition they will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair a person purchases, and you are able to get a cool casual pair of shoes and make a change to a person in need.