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TOP 5 ideas for storing your shoes

Karina Leshchenko

You come home from a long working day, take off your shoes and…of course,  there’s no way you’re putting them away. You’ll just leave them very “neatly” laying near the door. Why make an extra effort to put them away if you’re going to use them next day, right?

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If you think the same way we do, this article is for you. If you’re too lazy  to put your shoes away every day, discover some useful tips that will encourage you to do it every day!

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YOU ARE ➡ A BIG FAN OF NEAT STORAGE BOXES, FANCY WARDROBES, AND IKEA

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One of the easiest way to organize your shoes is to buy from IKEA, or from a local shop, special storage boxes, or a set of shelves that can help you store your shoes in a much neater way by the door.  Just choose your favourite one.

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This way is one of the simplest and at least you still get to store your shoes in the place you love most: near the door!

YOU ARE ➡ ARTY AND CREATIVE 

If you still prefer to leave your shoes on the floor regardless, and no one will make you stop doing that…

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You always can rely on your creativity and choose a “favourite area of the floor” near the door where you love to leave your shoes, and design it in a special way. Just take the lid of a typical shoe box (you can use several of them depending on your preferences and how many shoes you have, of course) and fill it with small decorative stones. It will help you to make a habit of leaving your shoes in one specific place rather than throwing them off anywhere. Let every disadvantage become an advantage!

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If your creativity is mode “on” you can go even further and hide your shoe storage space inside an ottoman placed by the door. As soon you need to go out, just open it and pick out your favourite pair. This amazing design solution will wow your family and guests!

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The next solution is for people who occupy a separate plane of creativity that us mere mortals will never reach. If you are really super-creative, you can use special little hinges attached to the wall. As soon you need to store something, just push down a few of them and let your shoes rest there. By the way, you don’t have to use them only for shoes> flowers, books, whatever! A lovely idea, isn’t it?

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YOU ARE ➡  A BIG FAN OF PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

Do you like to find practical solutions which are also creative? This idea is for you!

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You can purchase a wooden or plastic hook rows, normally used for clothes, and give them a second chance! Have you ever thought clothes hooks can also be used for shoes?

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YOU ARE ➡ A DOOR HOOKS LOVER 

Doors also can provide the perfect space to organize your shoes. Just hang up an organizer like this and voila: lots of space! The result will impress you!

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YOU ARE ➡  A BIT OF A TIGHTWAD  

If you are not willing to pay for door hooks, cabinets etc because you think it’s a waste of money…

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We suggest a DIY solution! If you have empty bottles of the water, don’t through them away! You can cut out the bottom and stick them to the wall.

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If you have a lot of cardboard tubes you can also stick them to the wall, as in the picture below.

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More advanced DIY lovers can create a shelving unit for shoes out of hangers.

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Let’s organize our shoes! (Or not?)

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About the author

Karina Leshchenko

Karina Leshchenko

I do love writing about facts that make me laugh, be surprised and inspired. I love fashion and shopping. So you can find here articles about beauty tips, fashion advice, and different useful lifehacks from me, written with love.