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When it comes to shoe storage, a lot of us don’t have as much space as we would like. Whether you don’t have enough closet space or enough space in your mudroom, you want to make the shoe process as easy as possible.
Before you buy anything, make sure to measure your space so you know what you’re working with. Here are 5 functional solutions to your shoe organization problem. These can be used in an entry way, mud room or in your closet!
When it comes to shoe racks, you can use them in a few different ways. You can use them on the floor to keep shoes organized. Use them either hidden in a closet if that is available or just out at the door you come in. These work well for people who will take the time to put their shoes on the rack (typically moms and older, organized kids).
There is also a great over the door option that adds shelves to your closet. This can help if you’re really busting at the seams and need some more space. The Elfa System from The Container Store has an excellent over the door rack that works well for organizing shoes.
The other option for a shoe rack is on a shelf. If you don’t have the floor space, you can always add a rack to a shelf to increase the storage capacity and make use of that vertical space.
When you’re running out of space in your closet, under the bed storage works well. This can either be used as extra storage for shoes that are out of season or as your every day storage. If you’re storing out of season shoes, I suggest an under the bed box that can be closed. Then, when it’s time to bring those shoes out, you can rotate with the season that is no longer working for your closet.
The other option is for everyday use. This works well for kids who don’t have enough closet space and you want to keep their shoes in their rooms. Use open bins or baskets so they can toss their shoes in there without worrying about keeping them perfectly organized. Remember, a space is organized when everything has a place. And we always want our kids to keep up with the space!
Another effective way to organize your shoes are bins. These work really well for young kids and husbands who don’t see the clutter around the house! This is an easy solution for them to toss their shoes in a bin. Just remember if you have one for your husband, it needs to fit your husband’s shoes!
In this mudroom, we made easy clean up for everyone. Just two large bins – one for the adults and one for the kids!
If you are low on space but want to see all your shoes, stackable shoe boxes work really well. With clear options or pictures on front, you can see all the shoes but they stack easily on top of each other. This is a great option if you want to create more space for your shoes but keep each shoe separate.
If you are in Houston like me, we wear a lot of sandals most of the year. But sandal storage can get difficult because they take up a lot of space even when they shouldn’t. You could use a bin solution and toss them in there or line them up on their side. We used this freezer organizer for a client to create sandal storage she can see. Also, when she grabs a pair, the rest don’t fall over!
When it comes to organizing small spaces, sometimes you have to get a little creative. But in your creativity, you want to keep the functionality. Find a solution that will work well for your family and try it out! Not sure which one will work? We can help you with that! Whether you’re in Houston or not, we can create a plan for you through our DIY plan. I will assess the space and your family’s needs. Then create a plan just for your home and family that will work well for you! Fill out the contact form below and we can talk about how to make this work for you.
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Based in Houston, TX, Wildely Organized offers compassionate, professional in-home organization services that empower families to live functional lives in a space they love.
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