I admit it. My shoe obsession has got out of control. I think I'm now running at around 50 pairs of shoes and have given up counting.
We don't have a huge amount of space so I really need a space-efficient method of storing my shoes (other than the few designer pairs which live in their boxes).
I really need tips and ideas!
@SpecialSundae: Shallow Rubbermaid totes, under the bed!
@SpecialSundae: sheets and towels evicted and linen closet upgared to 'shoe closet' status.
I have two of these:
which store 36 pair of shoes each
I also have 3 of these on the floor in the closet-mine are only 2 levels high
@Paiger8: Doesn't that make it hard to find the ones you want when you want them?
@julies1949: Ooh! That looks brilliant!
I am trying to figure this out too, because mine mostly live in their boxes, but in my new closet they take up way too much room.
@PrncssDva: My cheap ones mostly came without boxes. I'm a shoe-slut with loads of cheap shoes and maybe a dozen expensive pairs.
Most of mine are kept in their boxes in my home office closet. But I do have some littered across the bottom of our bedroom closet (not just splayed across the floor, neatly! I promise!), and then some hanging on the back of the door shoe hanger thingy.
@SpecialSundae: Most of mine are not expensive...they just have boxes lol I do have some on an over the door rack and my very casual shoes are in a rubbermaid tub thingy. I am thinking about taking the rest out of their boxes and lining them up along the wall of my closet, because I can't use the lwer rail to hang up clothes right now. SMH
I use something like this and double up the flat shoes/flip flops
We also use those stacking shoe racks... But I really want to do something like this.. I found it on pinterest..
You can install a bar like the blogger did, hang them in the regular part of your closet.. or you can even use a showercurtain rod
Most of mine live in their boxes bc I don't want to get dust on them. They are stacked between the wall and a tall thin dresser, under the bed, and closet floor. They have post its with labels so I know what's in the box
In their boxes stacked up on the top shelf of my closet. We have a verrrrry long and narow closet so I have room for them until we move some day. The ones that didn't come with boxes I put in rubbermaid containers.
@Woodstock: I LOVE that idea! I wonder if DH will let me use a section of the new wardrobe like that...
Oh honey, don't you let anyone tell you 50 is too many, if anythng that's a good start...I have an entire closet allocated to my shoes ONLY! I always store in the original boxes, using the original plastic wrap or chamois dust cover and shoe tree they come with.
I bought these shelves from the Container Store to store pumps and sandals. Boots dont fit but I have added 3 extra rows since I bought it this summer SMH
I have these clear Container Store shoeboxes for both shoes and boots. They're not space-saving persay, but it keeps them clean and dust free and you can see what's inside. Generally speaking, both shoes will fit unless they're very high heels (6"+). There's a lip on the lid, so they sort of interlock into each other.
Boot Box: http://www.containerstore.com/shop/closet/shoeStorage/shelf?productId=10009590
Shoe Box: http://www.containerstore.com/shop/closet/shoeStorage/shelf?productId=10001753
@lilbluebird: I love those but UK houses are much smaller than most US ones and I really need something very space-efficient.
@SpecialSundae: No, I have those little plastic divider things in them that divide the big box into 12 little boxes.
Like this except all hard plastic.
Oh, had to add, at my old apartment I used the lower wrack of my closet wire shelf to actually hang my no-box heels from. Sometimes I'd knock them off it I was being a clumsy one, but it wasn't too often.
@SpecialSundae: pshhhhh who needs permission... I say commandeer them NOW (before he can say otherwise)!!!!!! lmao!
This thingy might be my weekend project... It looks efficient and convenient. We'll see...
@Miss Mauverick: So PRETTY!
@SpecialSundae: They seem a bit expensive to purchase, but if you can handle a drill, hammer, nails, and a level, it looks pretty easy to DIY. I just googled "DIY Lazy Susan Shoe Rack" and found a couple of good tutorials. It's on my to-do list for this weekend.
This is going to sound complusive (ha) but this is what I do:
1. Flats/flip flops go in an over the door clear shoe hanger in my closet. I double up flats and flip flops so you can fit more (shown above).
2. I have two bookcases from Ikea (Billy) that fit about 2 pairs of heels/boots per shelf. Top shelf is taller to fit boots. In season shoes (so for now, fall/winter pairs-ie boots, heels, not sandals) go on the shelves so I can easily see them and pick out pairs in the morning.
3. All non-season shoes go into boxes. THis gets them out of the way when I'm not using them. I have pictures of each pair of shoes (I know, crazy) on the outside of the box so if I do need to poke through for a special event or something I don't use regularly, I can find relatively easily. Once the spring/summer comes, I just switch whats in the boxes :)
I have a rack like this for the shoes that currently in "frequent rotation". it lives in our hall closet.
The ones I don't wear as frequetly are in clear plastic bins kind of like below, but I usually manage to fit about 3 pairs on each. On the front I labelled a description of which shoes are inside "black flip flops", "3 inch red sandals" etc. and they live up top of my closet.
I have a wire shoe shelf rack thing that hangs on the wall just inside the garage. Then in our two coat closets I have stacking shelves. I keep my fancier shoes in our walk-in closet underneath where the long dresses hang (The tall hanger area).
Oh my God I need any of these. Mine are currently in a pile in my closet because my current shoe storage system cannot hold anymore.
@Woodstock: I'm so doing that.
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