So, the shoe fits, and you’ve got it in three colors. Whether you’re a flats or a heels type of gal (or both, and then some), shoe storage can prove to be quite the dilemma when it comes to efficiency and practicality.
Never fear—there’s always a way to make room for that must-have pair that happened to be just your size. With a few quick tips, you’ll have your closet organized and your favorite items visible and accessible for a simplified and streamlined morning routine.
1. Know your wardrobe.
It’s important that every item has its place in your closet so that you don’t find yourself displacing one piece just to make room for something else. Handbags taking over the closet floor? Maybe you’re better off with hanging shoe storage placed on the door. Constant juggling gives way to disorder, so consider how you’ll use the space available to organize what you already have.
2. Be clear.
Shoe storage that doesn’t let you actually see your prized possessions is a recipe for closet chaos. In order to reach for exactly what you need (and avoid shoes strewn across your room), opt for clear storage bins or open shelving that allows for easy access.
3. Work with what you’ve got.
Survey your shoe collection and see what your storage needs are based on the items you have. Heels and boots? You may want some shelving or stackable bins that work well for items that require a little more space. If you’re all about flip-flops and flats, you can get away with hanging storage.
4. Keep it practical.
While it’s tempting to put all your fabulous favorites front and center for display, keep your everyday items accessible so that you’re not undoing all of your organizational work each time you reach for your go-to kicks. Keep the items that are in-season at the forefront of your collection, or store items for other seasons elsewhere altogether to minimize clutter in a small space.
5. Protect your investment.
You’ve spent a pretty penny amassing that collection! Be sure to properly care for each pair using shoe-trees and boot-shapers to keep things in tip-top shape.
Your shoe collection may not be as easy to store as your favorite T-shirts and jeans, but simplifying the process makes getting ready a whole lot easier so that you can start your day off on the right foot.