3 Simple Shoe Organization Tips

Shoeography | Friday, December 28, 2018 | 0 comments

Written by Molly

When it comes to clothing, shoes, and accessories, it can be all too easy to have an unorganized way of storing them. Unfortunately, unorganized clothing and shoes can impact your life more than you may realize. Did you know that according to the Daily Mail, people spend 3,680 hours, or 153 days, throughout their lifetime searching for misplaced items? So if you often find yourself looking for missing shoes, it may be time to reconsider your storage system. To help you have an easier time storing your shoes, here are a few organization tips to consider.

Before you get started on your reorganizing project, you should take the time to actually go through all of your shoes. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that the average American spends $1,800 each year on clothing, there's a good chance you have some old shoes you never wear. This is one of the biggest problems with storing shoes. When you have several pairs of shoes that you no longer wear, they simply get in the way. So start by going through all of your shoes and being honest with yourself about which pairs you can donate or throw away. This will already make it easier to organize your shoes.

After you've gone through your shoes and gotten rid of the pairs you no longer wear, it's time to sort them into categories. There should be two main categories you sort them into: shoes you wear all the time and shoes you wear only occasionally. This will help you organize them better because you'll be able to put the shoes you wear frequently in places that are easier to see and access. Once they're sorted into the two starting categories, feel free to sort them into further categories. Sneakers should go with sneakers, boots with boots, and so on. This will help you find what you're looking for even easier. Having shoes sorted into categories will allow you to know exactly where the type of shoe you're looking for is stored.

And lastly, it's time to choose your shoe storage solution. This is usually where people struggle most because there are what seems like endless options. The two main places shoes should be stored are in the bedroom closet and by the front door. If you have a closet or cubby space by the front door, consider putting the shoes you wear all the time there so you can put them on as you're heading out the door. And as for the bedroom closet, you have a few storage options. You should do whatever you can to keep shoes off the floor because they can end up in a big pile. Instead, consider tiered shoe racks or shoe cubbies. This will help your shoes fit below the clothes hanging in your closet but still keep them off the floor. If you have room for it, you can even store shoes in a hanging organizer on the back of the closet door. And if you simply have too many shoes to fit in the closet, consider adding a bookcase or a wire rack to a corner in your bedroom for additional storage space.
It can be quite difficult managing to keep everything organized in your home. And with the average U.S. household having 300,000 things in it, shoes are probably just a small portion of the organization problem. But by starting with these simple storage tips, you'll be on your way to a more organized house in no time.

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