Post # 1
I am trying to organize my mud room – nightmare!! I feel like it is a constant battle vs. the crap. I clean it out and organize it, to days later it’s a disorganized mess chock full of crap. I guess because it’s the entry from the garage so basically a dumping ground. Anyway, how do you store your leather, below the knee boots? Mine are a jumbled mess in a tote bag. Add in ankle high boots, shoe booties, none of which fit in my shoe holders and it’s just chaos. Suggestions?
Post # 3
I use large wicker baskets like this so everything is out of sight. The boots stand upright with a newspaper rolled up inside to keep them upright and wrinkle free. The wicker allows good airflow.
Post # 4
@julies1949: Good suggestion! I haven’t put anything inside the boots so they were getting crumpled! Love the lid for out of sight!
Post # 5
I put all of my boots (ankle, cowboy, tall dressy, etc.) on the shelves up in my closet. Some of them aren’t as stiff as others, so I sometimes will put tissue paper inside to help them stand up.
Post # 6
I don’t have fancy boots, just those warm things to keep my feet from frost bite, they pretty well stand up on their own without any help, so they stay in the closet all year long.
Post # 7
I made custom shelves of different to fit all my different height shoes and boots.
Post # 8
For my knee high leather ones, I actually went and bought those thick steel clothes hangers with the clips and hang them in my closet with a wash cloth between the leather and the clip so it doesn’t mark.
Post # 9
We have shoe racks inside the closet, and also I have one mounted on the wall just inside the garage by the door. Living in Canada we have wet snowy weather like half the year, so we need very utilitarian solutions!
Post # 10
Wow! Thanks for the wicker basket idea, that is such an awesome idea, and your right about the air flow.
Post # 11
I have some cognac leather Born riding boots that I absolutely adore. I keep them laying flat in their box in my closet. I dont want them getting the crease at the ankle from falling over, you know?