Earlier this year, I had a new bedroom closet installed courtesy of Closet Factory. It was a definite must, since my husband and I needed to integrate our clothing now that our toddler was taking over the closet in the second bedroom — where my husband's clothes have been housed for the past four years. I adore our new, organized closet space, but one area where we had to compromise is shoe storage. With my husband's and my clothes neatly packed into our new, super-organized closet space, shoe storage was nil. So, we've been brainstorming different ideas for shoe storage outside of our closet. Check out some options, from the very utilitarian to the more elaborate, when you keep clicking. Here's hoping you'll find an option for staying organized in your home this 2012!
I don't know about you, but my shoe storage situation is not a pretty sight. I have a cubby that hangs from my clothing rod that's overflowing, as well as shelves stacked in my closet, and on top of that my shoes are always piled up on the floor of my closet. Each seems to be vying for my attention, and I always forget about the pairs that are stuck at the bottom of the pile. So I've been on the hunt for a shoe storage solution that'll get my shoes out of the closet and out on display, right where I can see them. As it turns out, there are plenty of clever ideas. The hard part is choosing one!
I wonder where legendary shoe addict Imelda Marcos stores her 3,400 shoes? Probably not in something like this Rakuu Designs Shoe Wheel, $65. This is a more realistic storage approach for gals whose shoe count doesn't rival Imelda's. It holds up to 30 shoes, depending on the type and size. It stores everything from sneakers to flats and stilettos, and comes in black, silver, white and pink. The coolest part, in my opinion, is the fact that the shoe wheel is mobile. But don't go lugging it to your next vacation - chances are it won't meet the carry-on requirements!
We've all been guilty of a little shoe worship now and again, but this might take the cake: it gives a new meaning to the the thought of putting your shoes on a pedestal.
If you like to bring some of your favorite shoes out of the closet and into the spotlight, the Shoe Shelf from 659 Design, $660, is perfect. Or, if you're not so shoe-obsessed, use it as a book shelf or a place for pretty tchotchke!
There are many ways to store shoes. And, shoes should be cared for properly, especially your faves. I'm so not the only one with an abundance of what many will argue is the greatest accessory; many of you share my fascination, my love, my obsession. A few of you also recently shared your shoe storage methods and I just had to show them. Here are four different ways to store your precious footwear. What is your preferred method?
These are my shoes! Or well, some of them. These are my special ones that aren't for everyday. I have always done the Polaroid because I would forget about them if I didn't!
To see a couple more smart shoe storage methods, read more