The post below is a copy of the article I wrote for the online publication of Seattle’s Child, where I publish bi-weekly articles on home organization. To see a complete list of all past articles, please visit the Reclaim Your Home section on Seattle’s Child. See this article on the Seattle’s Child website here.
You don’t have to be Imelda Marcos to have a shoe storage problem. Whether you have six pairs or sixty-two, you need a place to store your shoes when they’re not on your feet.
Here are some fun, attractive storage solutions that go well beyond the boring shoe box.
1) Stash them under the bedskirt.
Clear plastic pockets tucked under this bedskirt keep shoes neatly organized and off the floor while making it easy to find the right pair for the day ahead.
Photo source: Grosgrain Fabulous
2) Hang them up.
Get rid of the boot pile-up in the back of your closet for good! Skirt hangers help preserve the shape of your boots and allows you to easily scan your selection, too. Also works great with a number of shoe styles.
Photo source: Pretty Please
3) Dress them up.
Hate hiding your gorgeous shoes in the closet? Make them part of the decor! Simply paint a decorative strip of moulding a cute color and nail it to the wall.
Photo source: Apartment Therapy
4) Go tubular.
I just love this modern, industrial look. PVC piping stacked together adds not only architectural interest, but plenty of storage for anything from shoes to scarves and gloves to keys! Create a simple seat by mounting boards on top of the stack.
Photo source: Sheila Ponties Design
5) Clip them together.
A basket by the front door or in your bedroom can provide great shoe storage, but it can also be easy to lose mates in the shuffle. Simply clip them together for a quick, inexpensive solution.
Photo source: The Kissters
6) Spin them.
A Lazy Susan is most definitely not just for the kitchen anymore. Get shoes out of the dark recesses of the closet and make good use of vertical space with this attractive, functional display.
Photo source: Houzz – ShoeCase
Let’s be clear. I totally support your shoe habit – I have one, too! By following the fetish through with one of these easy, affordable storage solutions, you’ll get even more pleasure from your shoes both on and off your feet. Get started with one today!