We’re not sure about your house, but in ours, lost shoes have taken years off our lives. Nothing ratchets up the stress of leaving for school, holiday parties, or soccer games more than that last-minute scramble for a shoe that has plunged into the abyss of the closet.
Lucky for us, Pinterest has provided us with creative ways to organize coat closets and wrangle in wandering footwear.
- PVC shoe storage: Achieve shoe organization DIY-style using 12” PVC pipe cut into 10” lengths and stacked to form cubbies for shoe pairs. Easy to maintain, affordable, and stylish. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/23151385557795026
- Shoe bins: Designate a bin for every member of your household in your closet. Shoes may still be jumbled, but they’ll at least be quarantined. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/495888608940757616
- Shoe Hang-ups: Use dowels or inverted wall moldings to create a way to hang shoes by their heels. This keeps them in better shape, off the ground, and in full view. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/564779609490792861
On top of these ideas, we also found that “paring” down the sheer volume of shoes helped tremendously. Divide shoes into their appropriate seasons and pack up the ones that are in the way. Take stock of which shoes are actually being worn regularly, which ones fit, and which ones are for a specific purpose, like soccer. You may find that some shoes need to be donated and some shoes need to be stored elsewhere, like in the trunk, so that they are one step ahead of you as you head to the game.