Last weekend I moved. It went well for me. Walking around with coffee for the handymen, saying which moving box had to go to which room. No problem. Until my friend said; “Well, honey, you go and start clearing out the wardrobe.” I set to work in good spirits. I had the first boxes of clothes in my new closet, but then the first box of shoes arrived. And the second. And the third. And the… okay, I have to admit, I have a little more shoes than I thought. And even though I have moved to a larger house, I now have to share everything with my love. So there isn’t much room left for my beautiful gems. I can only imagine that there are more ladies with me with the same problem. So voila, a blog especially for you (..and myself) about how to best store your shoes!
STORE SHOES IN THE HALL
There are several options for storing shoes in the hall. No matter how big or small your hall is, you can always find nice hall furniture in which you can place shoes. If you have a small hallway or if you don’t want your shoes to be in plain sight, you can opt for a shoe cabinet with ‘doors’ that drop out. This way you create a minimalist look, but it also ensures that your shoes are neatly stored and that you can quickly grab them when you need them.
You can also opt for a multifunctional piece of furniture. With a hall bench, you have a place to sit and storage space for your shoes. This is ideal if you also put your shoes on and off in this place because you can sit on the bench for a while.
SHOES AGAINST THE WALL
A smart ‘shoe storage solution’ is to hang the shoes against the wall. We often have a lot of unused space on our walls. If you have a lot of beautiful shoes, you can even use them to decorate your walls – for example in your bedroom or as a decoration in your walk-in closet.
If you have a niche in the wall somewhere, you can use shower curtain rails as ‘shelves’ to put your shoes on. Use two rails for each row of shoes. For flat shoes; set the shower rails at the same height. For high-heeled shoes, the shower rail at the back of the shoe should be slightly higher than at the front. You could also apply this trick to your wardrobe.
STORING SHOES IN A SMALL HOUSE
If you live in a small house and, like me, have a lot of shoes, you need a solution that doesn’t take up too much space. So take a walk around your house and see if there are any places where you could store your shoes. Maybe you can put your shoes in one or more storage boxes under your bed or couch?
Or maybe you should look higher up. If you have high ceilings, you could make a few shelves just below the ceiling for shoe storage. Put your shoes directly on the shelves or put your shoes in nice baskets or boxes. If you are in a creative mood, you can stick nice pictures of your shoes on the boxes. Not only does it look cool, but it also provides an extra overview.
ALTERNATIVE IDEAS FOR STORING YOUR SHOES
Don’t think too much about how people would normally store their shoes, instead think about what makes sense to you! For example, what do you think of storing your shoes in a locker with storage space? That way you have an extra seat in your house and more storage space. But you can also choose to store your shoes on a coffee table with storage space. Do you remember where Carrie Bradshaw from ‘Sex and the City’ kept her shoes? That’s right, the possibilities are endless, only the imagination sets the limit!
Get your Under Bed Shoe Storage