5 Simple Steps to Organizing your Shoes this Fall

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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
  • Insoles
  • 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,

Kathy

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Getting Started – You will need:
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1. Reception Entrances

  • Trending are dramatic entrances, perhaps a choreographed dance
  • Couples are opting to introduce themselves
  • Getting away from introducing parents, bridal party etc.

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5 Steps to Organizing your Personal Documents

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