JB Organizing Spotlight Tips: Shoes
Keep It Simple!
My number one tip for people who have kids is for them to keep it simple. Kids and many adults are more likely to throw shoes into a basket (when they walk in the door) than they are to line them nicely on a shoe rack, put them on a shelf, or put them in a closet. To make it easier on you, put a nice basket by the door for them to put their shoes in. Keep the fancy shoe solutions for the upstairs closets or for the adults shoes.
Baskets/Wood bins etc.: Pick a pretty basket or one that matches your decor and put it by the door that the family most often comes through.
- People can easily throw their shoes in the basket and the entry area stays looking nice.
- When the basket is full, that is your cue to put some of the shoes away.
- Have one for kids and another for adults.
- People are more likely to “put shoes away” if that means tossing them in a basket.
Creative shoe solutions for entryway areas:
IKEA Shoe Storage
Shoe solutions for small spaces and those that use the hidden spaces (corners, vertical, wall space etc.):
Inside a bench
Over the door
In a corner
Hidden in plain site
PVC shoe storage
Under the bed boxes
Under a bed skirt
Hooks on a chair rail
Clever shoe solutions for closets:
Hang the Shoes on Crown Molding (Great for heels)
Hang boots by hangers with hooks and shoe hangers
Magazine Holders for Flip Flops and Sandals
Drawer Units (Different drawers for different people or types of shoes)
Baskets on the wall (using vertical space)
Hang the shoes on hooks (put the hooks in molding or a chair rail for stability)