Sneakers scattered here and there, décolleté forgotten in a corner, laces getting tangled. Or even shoes piling up at the bottom of the wardrobe and hidden so well that you forget where to find them, other pairs left to gather dust. A shame and a nuisance, isn’t it?
We introduce you to some good ideas for the storage of your shoes, in order to regain control of them, giving them the space they deserve and keeping them in good condition for as long as possible. A real master plan, but not too complicated, that’s for sure!
To clean your wardrobe of the mess, begin by tidying up your shoes per season. It is unnecessary to have all kinds of shoes on hand at all times; on the contrary, it is better to put away the ones you don’t use at the moment.
For daily storage
1. Shoe racks
The first storage option for your shoes is to provide your favourites with a special shelf. Compactor offers a range of models with multiple shelves. Made of metal or wood, several of these shoe racks are expandable and many are even stackable. You can adjust their width and height according to the amount of shoes you wish to store and the available space. Simple and easy to install, these shoe organisers are perfect for the entrance. This way you can remove your shoes when you come home and avoid soiling the carpet or the floor in other rooms. However, this is all a matter of habit. If you prefer to store your shoes in the bedroom, or if you have a wardrobe or laundry room, why not pile up more shoe racks so that you can create an entire wall to store them?
2. Flexible hanging shelves
Another practical and economical solution for the storage of your shoes are flexible hanging shelves with compartments. They can be hung on the wardrobe rail in a single movement thanks to their Velcro system. They occupy very little space and they can easily be fitted between clothes hanging in the wardrobe or on a rack. These flexible items allow shoes to be stored at the right height, an ideal solution when you need to make your choice quickly in the morning. Hanging shelves can also be used to store underwear, socks or belts, a very convenient solution for having everything at hand.
Easily installed, this type of storage accessory is suitable if you are not a real handyman, but you still want versatile organisation that can easily be moved around according to your needs.
For long-term storage
3. The zipped storage bag
When you want to protect your shoes from dust, the zipped storage bag is a great option. With its laminated surface and the zip fastener, it is the right choice for protecting and storing those shoes you use less frequently. A zipped storage bag is organised into compartments and it can store up to 12 pairs of shoes at once. Another advantage: thanks to its flat format, it slips easily under the bed, which is very useful for sorting them by season and keeping them out of the wardrobe! And that’ s not all: the transparent upper part of the lid provides you a way of easily identifying which pairs of shoes have been stored inside.
4. The vacuum bag
Obviously, you must not vacuum the shoes completely, otherwise the compression may damage them. However, why not to use a partially compressed vacuum bag for the storage of your shoes? They will be protected from dust and moisture if you store them in a basement or attic, for example. In this case, it is sufficient to half vacuum the air in the compression bag with a hoover. When the bag has partially curled up, stop the suction cleaner.
5. The cardboard boxes
Simple cardboard boxes can be useful for the storage of those pairs of shoes you do not wear so often. These pairs will be dust protected and you can arrange the boxes in an aesthetic way on the shelves.
Finally, to complete the reorganisation of your shoes, take into consideration shoe stretchers: they will keep the original shape of boots and shoes and they will preserve them as new for longer.
. For space-saving purposes, consider storing your shoes from heel to toe.
. Insert cedar or scented bags inside closed bags, boxes and containers.
. Lastly, combine two or three different types of boxes. This will depend on the number of shoes you need to store, your lifestyle and your design.
If you have additional suggestions for shoe storage, then do not hesitate to share them in the comments.