Clever Ways To Store Shoes
There’s nothing worse than an overstuffed shoe closet. But what if there were a better way to store your shoes? You don’t have to be a professional organiser or a minimalist fanatic to get organised with your shoes.These simple hacks will help you clean up the chaos in your closet and find that missing pair of heels when you need it most.
Over the door shoe organiser.
If you have a door with an overhanging ledge, this is an easy way to store your shoes. You can get them at most stores and they’re very inexpensive. They are great for shoes, but they can also be used for other items that need hanging up such as hats, bags or scarves.
They come in many different sizes so you can find one that fits your space perfectly!
Shoe cubbies are the perfect solution for keeping all your shoes in one place. They’re also great for storing other things, like books or toys. You can even use shoe cubbies to store shoes and other things!
You can use these handy storage solutions anywhere you have an open space. They come in a variety of sizes and styles, so you’re sure to find one that fits your room perfectly!
Shelves are a great way to store your shoes. As long as you have enough space for them, shelves offer an efficient and easy way to keep your shoes organised. They can be made out of many different materials, from wood to metal to plastic. They can also be installed in a variety of places: above the door or alongside it, on top of the closet or against its walls—the possibilities are endless!
There are several types of shelves that would work well for storing shoes: ladder shelves; floating shelves; and shelving with brackets.
Just make sure they’re wide enough so that even your pointiest stilettos will fit along with their mates! If you have more than one row of shelves available, consider organising them into sections (e.g., high heels, low heels)
Put them On display
The challenge with shoe storage is that it can often feel like an afterthought.
But why not make a feature of your shoe storage?
Decorative oak beams can be used in a dressing room, walk-in closet or bedroom to display your shoes.
This is a great way to showcase your favourite heels and sandals, without them getting lost in the dark recesses of a bottomless box or bag!
Lazy Susans, or rotating shelves, are a great way to store shoes. They’re easy to install and can be placed in any room of your house (or apartment). Depending on the size of your lazy susan, you can store dozens of pairs of shoes in one unit. But because these devices swivel so easily, it’s important that you make sure it will fit in the space where you want it—a lazy susan that’s too large for its intended location will be hard to use and could fall over if not properly anchored down.
You may also need some extra hardware if installing a lazy susan on drywall; metal brackets may come with your product for this purpose. Finally, check how much weight each shelf can handle—you don’t want a falling shoe rack!
Shoe bag under the bed.
If you don’t have a lot of room for storage, a shoe bag can be used to store your shoes, hats and other small items that need to be kept out of sight. They are made from a variety of materials including plastic and canvas and come in many sizes. Shoe bags can be used under the bed (or other furniture), in cupboards or wardrobes, in closets and even on top of wardrobes depending on how much space you have available!
In the hall cupboard
To easily store shoes and keep them out of sight until needed, try adding a shoe rack or shelf below any hanging rail in your hallway cupboard. This will hold shoes neatly and maximise the closet’s capacity.
If you predict that your family won’t necessarily place their shoes on the rack, you can use a container instead. However, be mindful not to store too many —even if they are in a closet, so they don’t get damaged..
Shoe racks are great for storing and organising pairs of shoes in order by colour, or you can use them to house all your boots and sandals together on one rack. The shelves in these organisers make it easy for you to see what’s inside without having to dig through stacks of boxes or piles on the floor.
Use shelves. Shelves work well for keeping pairs of shoes together as well—just instead of just alphabetizing everything by type/style/functionality/etcetera (e.g., flats only). You’ll be able to find exactly what you need much faster this way!
Cabinet or dresser
Repurpose furniture that offers some airflow for shoe storage. Any storage spot can be a shoe storage spot if it is roomy enough, has some air circulation, and offers protection from sunlight, extreme temperatures, and high humidity. For instance, you might dedicate a couple of drawers in your bedroom dresser to shoes, or do the same with shelves in your closet or bedroom. Opt for wood furniture and consider leaving the door or drawer ever-so-slightly open to improve airflow.
It’s important not to store your shoes in any kind of furniture that’s located in a basement, attic, garage, or another place that gets cold in the winter and hot in the summer as the shoe materials will break down more quickly under these conditions.
Shoe Storage Boxes
Shoe boxes give your shoes the highest level of protection from dust, sunlight and temperature extremes that can sap leather shoes of their flexibility. Boxing vintage shoes and boots after stuffing and wrapping them will help preserve fine leather, cork and other organic materials.
Plastic boxes are another alternative, but be sure shoes are spotless and dry before storing to prevent mildew growth. Another option is to replace original shoeboxes with photograph storage boxes. Whatever you choose, make sure the shoe storage box is acid-free.
A quick pre-storage cleaning helps shoes last much longer.
Your shoes pick up dirt, dust, and other residues that could cause the materials they’re made from to degrade over time. This is especially true for leather and suede, but all shoes benefit from being cleaned up before you store them. If you use any water during the cleanup, let your shoes air dry fully before putting them in storage.
- Clean leather and suede shoes by brushing off dirt and dust with a soft, non-scratchy brush. Use a special leather or suede cleaner to remove stains.
- Clean canvas shoes by brushing them off, then using soapy water to remove stains.
- Wash plastic shoes with soap and water.
Try to organise your shoes into groups.
First, divide your shoes into two categories:
- The shoes you wear all the time
- The shoes you wear less frequently
Next, categorise the remaining everyday shoes even further. Similar styles should stick together—for example, all flats or all heels. Shoes you wear to work should be in one group, and those suited for doing a lot of walking could go in another group.
Think about the activity you’d wear each pair of shoes for, so that when it’s time for you to head out for that event, you know exactly where to look!
In reality, there really is no shortage of storage solutions for shoes. Whether you need a space-saving shoe organiser, a shoe rack that fits in a cupboard or under a bed, or just some stylish storage boxes, there are plenty of options out there.
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