Post # 1
My entryway is so cluttered with shoes and it is driving me NUTS! FI live in a little one bedroom rehabbed beach cottage that has almost no storage. There is so other place to put all these shoes and I don’t want them in the closet where they get trapped and stinky. Does anyone have any ideas or pics they can add to help me create order out of chaos?
This is what it looks like now.
Post # 2
i guess you’d need more storage?
looks like you could buy / build a bigger shoe cabinet thing than the one you currently have;
if you don’t want to see the shoes, buy some shoe closet that lets you hide them, like either a cheap version http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50242737/ (or of course a more expensive version of that concept)
Post # 3
We have a long set of cedar shoe racks against the wall in out bedroom with toppers so that they can be used as a side table or cat lounge
It looks and smells nice and doesn’t take up too much space
Post # 4
sarahalthea: we have a few shoe storage ottomans and put tea bags in there to absorb the moisture and smell.
Post # 5
Use al the space you have. Instead of that tiny little shoe rack, get one as close as possible to the length of that wall (leaving room for the door to open)and as tall as you can find. In small spaces you have to use all the vertical space you have.
You can get one with doors that is aerated so the shoes are out of sight but still has lots of good air flow. You can leave the hooks on the wall behind the door and put more hooks on the side of the cabinet to hang coats.
Sort out all the staff you have in the unit on the other side. If it sticks out, it doesn’t belong there. Can you go taller on that wall?
You have a bit of unused space between the door and the storage unit. A narrow bench with enclosed storage would give you a place to sit down to put on boots etc and provide bit more storage.
Post # 6
Do you honestly wear all the shoes? I’d start by removing the ones you don’t wear, and then get that longer cedar thing. Good luck.
Post # 7
I feel your pain. We have even less space in our entryway and it sucks (and yes, I wear all the shoes that are in it). It looks like you have room for a larger shoe rack, so I’d just go that route for now. Ikea has some that are good for narrow spaces, and bolt to the wall.
Post # 8
I keep my shoes in my closet and they aren’t any stinkier than those that get left by the door! I also keep a lot of shoes in sliding bins under the bed – do you have space there?
Post # 9
TOO MUCH STUFF.
I would get rid of the table on the right and use that area for a long bench or two side by side with a shoe rack underneath so you have seating and clean lines above the shoe craziness below, then use hooks above for coats and bags.
On the side you have the shoe rack now, I would put a slim little catch-all table where you can leave keys, mail, etc.
Also, too much stuff.
Post # 10
turnanewleaf: I know!!! FI is a PACK RAT and I’m constantly purging! Unfortunately, I’m a teacher and I have a lot of materials, grad school stuff, office supplies in those containers. FI also works from home.
And YES we wear ALL those shoes. Trust me, I’m not a fan of clutter and live with the mindset that if it hasn’t been worn/used/touched in the last 6 months, out it goes.
Post # 11
You can get 2 of these cabinets and put them side by side for extra storage. It looks like you have the length for it. I have one in my hallway and put a bowl on top for little things like keys/sunglasses. As for the desk on the right, I would get baskets for the open shelves below and try to make all the ‘extras’ hidden in there. This will bring a more cohesive, simpler look. Also a new larger floor mat will look more structured than the tiny one you have.
Surely some of those jackets can be moved to a closet?
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Like others have said, ikea shoe cabinets! They’re tall and thin and looks like they’d actually free up some space compared to the current shoe storage you’re using. Get as many as you need!
For things like your yoga mat and umbrellas, maybe get a nice tall basket to set them in. Something along the lines of this… http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40252449/
Can you put up dedicated hooks for the purse and backpack?
Looks like you might also need to move some coats out… only store the one you’ve most recently used. Or look into getting a wardrobe you can hang them in near the door. Or maybe even a coat tree would help them look less cluttered. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60258087/
Post # 13
coffeedrinker: Buy a cheap ikea bookshelf and to turn into a larger storage space like so:
You could also install some molding and hooks to hang up some misc. stuff like so:
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I also like the bench/storage idea someone else mentioned for where the table is. Do something along the lines of this: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d5/fa/1b/d5fa1b80784d2687120c6feb8c1cd2f3.jpg which I beleive was made using ikea bookcases. They have closed-door (or doors with half windows) bookcase options now which will help you hide some clutter! http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S29885368/
Post # 15
Put some moth balls in the closet and throw the shoes in there I say… lol