Is your shoe collection out of control? Having trouble finding a pair of shoes when you need them in a hurry? With fall approaching quickly it’s a perfect time to get them organized so here are 5 simple steps to get you started.
Step 1 – Let’s get serious
- Go through your home and collect shoes, boots, slippers, flip flops, sneakers and sandals
- Bring them all to the same place – the goal: Keep, Toss or Donate
Step 2 – Categorize them (use whatever system will make sense for you)
- Sort them by season
- Dress shoes – sort by colour and heel size
- Exercise shoes should be with your gym bag
- Sandals – face them together and stack them
- Boots by height and place old water bottles in them to keep them standing upright
Step 3 – Shoe Organizer Systems* (Depending on your space)
- Select the style and type of shoe organizer that best suits the amount of space you have
- From your above categorization place your footwear accordingly
Step 4 – Labelling
- If using individual shoe boxes – label the end of each box
- Take photo of the footwear and place with label at end of the box
- If using a shoe organizer – place by season
Step 5 – Shoe Care Box – People often forget to keep shoe supplies near shoes
- Shoe polish (black, brown, clear)
- Shoe horn
- Extra shoe laces
- Shoeshine brush & cloth
- Shoe Protection Spray/Cream
- Band-Aids and blister stoppers
*Types of Shoe organizers
- Over the back of a door
- Shoe cubbies
- Shoe cabinets
- Shoe boxes – individual clear plastic
- Revolving shoe trees
- Hanging closet organizers
The ultimate goal is to have all your shoes/boots quickly available when you need them while having them organized and all in the same location.
Be creative if your space is limited. For example, a hanging shoe holder behind a closet or hall door, or spare room door etc. Remember to place and replenish a closet scent freshener if and when required.
If it all seems daunting or overwhelming we are here to help!
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Until next time,