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How to Store Your Shoes, Space-Saving Shoe Storage Solutions

People, especially women, love shoes! There seems to be a perfect pair to go with every outfit. Women generally have at least three different pairs for every type of shoe they will need. This means three pairs of casual shoes, three pairs of sandals, three pairs of formal shoes, and so on. But where are all these shoes supposed to go when you’re not wearing them? Improper storage will ruin your shoes and take up valuable space that could be better utilized. But shoes can be awkward to store and so, many choose to just line them up at the bottom of their closets. This is perhaps one of the worst ways to store shoes. Not only will you miss out on wearing some of your greatest pairs because you can’t see them but they could also become damaged quite easily. Here are some great ways to keep your space and save your shoes!

Rakku Shoe Wheel

silver.wheel_lrgThe Rakku Shoe Wheel is one of the most innovative products on the market today that’s designed to help you with your shoe storage problems. This product is a wheel large enough to hold up to thirty pairs of shoes and spins so that you can easily grab the pair that you are looking for. You can simply place the shoes in through elastic cords and retrieve them the same way. Standing at just over two feet high, the wheel can easily fit into the bottom of any closet and there you will have all of your shoes together in one place and you can see them all at a glance!

Shoe Racks

317ykyiVVYL._AA280_Shoe racks are another great way to store your shoes. These can either sit inside the closet as a free-standing rack, be hung over the closet door, or can be built right into the closet. Building the racks right into the closets can be very easy. You simply need enough wood to create spaces that will be large enough to hold your shoes. These often have small wooden strips along the back where the heels of shoes can rest. This not only protects your shoes but it will also make a great display and will save you from neglecting certain pairs of shoes because they will be in plain sight! A free-standing shoe rack at the bottom of the closet can also be very helpful but this may be most helpful to those that don’t have too many pairs of shoes to store. Otherwise, they will only take up valuable closet space. Having a shoe rack that hangs over the closet door is also a very useful way to display your shoes. Not only will you be able to see all of your shoes at the same time but the canvas or plastic pockets will also keep your shoes in tip-top shape! As an added bonus, these types of racks can also have purses and belts hung off of them, giving you even more room in your closet!

Under-The-Bed Shoe Organizer

517DNdIR8uL._SL500_AA280_Don’t forget about the space under your bed when considering how to store your shoes. Although this may be a space saver, you need to make sure that you are properly storing your shoes under here or they will soon be covered with dust bunnies and could easily become damaged. There are storage containers that are flat and especially designed for holding shoes that can help with this problem. If you want even more space under your bed to store shoes, you can purchase bed risers that are placed under the legs of your bed. This will give you another five to seven inches to store your shoes. Here, the added bonus is that you can use the risers as additional décor for your room and if you don’t want people to see the containers, buy a pretty dust ruffle that will cover them up.

Shoe Storage Bench

31qkeILCHeL._SL500_AA250_One great trend emerging is the use of benches as storage areas. These benches are hollowed out and usually have a cushion on top that makes them comfortable to sit on. Find a bench that you love and place it in your living room or in your front foyer by the closet. Place any extra shoes inside and guests will thank you as they now have a place to sit when putting their shoes on! Pretty décor, practical use, and shoe storage all in one!

Shoe Shelves

417sYfDw5BL._SL500_AA280_Simple shelving may be all you need to solve your shoe storage woes. If you have room in your bedroom, set up shelves that have small cubbyholes that you can place your shoes in. You can build these yourself or you can find them already built in any store that sells other house wares and storage solutions. If you think the look of all your shoes displayed is unsightly, place a curtain or a room divider over the shelves. You can find these in very pretty or funky patterns and again, they can be a great addition to any rooms décor!

Shoe Ladder

ladderAnother way to display your shoes is to purchase a ladder with wide steps. Paint it in your favorite colors and display the shoes that you will be wearing for the season on the wide steps. Place any shoes that won’t be worn into a storage container and store them with all your other off-season clothes, whether it be in your basement, attic, or other area of your home. This is a truly unique way to show off your shoes and keep them out of the way at the same time!

Shoe Boxes

reg-1223686598-90767If you don’t have room on your walls or in your room to have a free-standing structure, make better use of the shelf at the top of your closet. Instead of simply throwing shoes on the shelf and searching for a matching pair when you need them, place them in shoe boxes and take a picture to place at the end of the box. This will allow you to see all of your shoes at once and because they will be in boxes, it will be easy to stack them, giving you more space. If you don’t like that idea, you can buy clear shoe boxes that you can simply place your shoes in. You will still be able to see and stack them but won’t have to be bothered by taking pictures of all your shoes!

There are many ways to save your precious shoes and keep your precious space at the same time! You can either choose your favorite storage method or you can combine a few of your favorites, if you really have a lot of shoes! Storing them properly will allow you to take full advantage of all those shoes you have and will also help you keep them in the best shape possible.

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