Is keeping order in the area where you store your shoes an impossible task for you? Are “shoe closet” and “chaos” two words that you can easily combine in the same sentence? Would you like that to be history and your shoe closet to be squeaky clean? How about replacing the word “chaos” with the word “order”?
A tip before any storage: make an inventory
Do you also have a completely disorganized entrance because of your countless pairs of shoes? But do all those shoes really have to be there? Do you have the right organization? Before putting away the shoes of the whole family, take the first step towards more order. Start by correctly sorting the pairs of each. To help you, here are some questions to ask yourself:
- When was the last time I wore these shoes?
- How many times have I worn these shoes so far?
- When do I wear these shoes?
- Summer or winter shoes?
- Are these shoes still in good condition?
Make different piles: the sneakers or shoes you wear every day should be kept in an accessible place – the entrance, the hallway, the closet, you will see that. For fancier shoes, hiking or running shoes that you haven’t worn in months or use occasionally, opt for a box that you can store somewhere higher, deeper. , in short, less accessible. As for shoes that you no longer wear but are still in good condition, you can resell them or give them away.
For the rest, here are X ideas for storing your shoes:
1 – Hooks to store your shoes
If you usually store your shoes in your hallway, in a cloakroom area where you put bags and coats, hooks could suit you because not only can you hang your jackets and bags on them, but you can also store your shoes intelligently. Arranged one above the other, your hooks would provide space for a lot of shoes on a wall. This variant is particularly suitable for small hallways with little floor space. You can get hooks at any good hardware store or furniture store. You can also build this simple shoe storage system yourself from wooden planks and hooks and adapt it to your dimensions. Do It Yourself or custom made.
2 – Shoes stored on your stairs
Are you building your house? Think about this option: you make custom stairs that each step incorporate a drawer that can open and allow you to store your shoes. Both very clever and invisible. It is understood that it is difficult to fit this solution into an existing dwelling.
3 – Shoe storage under your bed
Do you have no more space in the hallway or simply want to clean it up? Maybe under your bed there is still room. If so, with the help of a folding box, you can neatly store shoes in it that you may not wear so often. You can opt for drawers with wheels, which will allow you to get your shoes out easily without having to crawl on the dusty floor under the bed. Again, if you feel like a do-it-yourselfer, you can build the system yourself.
4 – Space-saving shoe storage in a corner
Do you have an unoccupied and not particularly visible angle or corner of the room, perhaps on the side of your entrance? In this case, use it in this way: make or have made shelves at the size of this angle and which are adjusted to the size of the largest pair of shoes to be stored there. Choose the distance between two shelves, in other words two shelves, so that you can comfortably place your pairs of shoes on them. For there to be a certain harmony, choose the same spacing between all the shelves.
5 – Shoe rack made from PVC tubing
Rather than cramming the family’s shoes into the bottom of an old wardrobe, create yourself a modern and aesthetic storage. Recover or buy PVC tubes that you can get by the meter in a hardware store or a DIY store. Equip yourself with a saw, manual or hacksaw for a clean cut. Divide the tube into equal sections. They should be at least as long as your largest pair of shoes. Then hang the sections together with special PVC glue, ideally leaning your construction against a wall.
6 – Hang shoes on the door of the room
So that everything is in its place and your shoes are tidy, you can invest inexpensively in a storage system with compartments. There are such systems that you can hang on doors or on the wall. This is a particularly space-saving method that can free up space in an entrance or hallway. So you get into the habit of always putting your shoes back in the same place and no longer wasting time looking for them. In addition visually, you are no longer encumbered by these shoes lying around everywhere. These hanging storage systems are available in fabric or plastic. These are lower cost.
7 – Put pictures on shoe boxes
Are you the type of shoe store with an incredible number of pairs at your disposal? Play this act to the end. Take a picture of each of your pairs of shoes and stick their picture on boxes. Thus, each pair is in its own box, which displays its own photo. You can then easily find the pair you need. If white boxes are not for you, you can customize each of your shoe boxes yourself.
8 – Make your own wooden shoe rack
If you don’t have much room for a huge shoe rack or a big budget, then the DIY wooden shoe rack solution is the solution for you. You need rounded wooden sticks that you hold vertically so that your shoes can stand next to each other. Remember to treat the wood with a varnish. This will protect your shoe rack from moisture and at the same time preserve the natural look of the wood.
9 – Personalized shoe baskets for the whole family
Do you have children who don’t put their shoes away but prefer to leave them on the floor and are tired of seeing all those shoes scattered and not put away? What if the simple solution was to install a bench in your hallway or entrance, under which everyone has their own personal shoe basket? You put your shoes on and off on the bench, then they go straight into your own basket and with a simple swipe they disappear cleanly under the bench.