We love shoes, We love shoes more than outfits, so people like us tend to collect a lot of shoes over the years. We kind of hoard them. So, storage can be a bit of a problem sometimes. If you live in a space that isn’t big enough then it definitely can be a problem. In such cases, you need to size down on your shoe collection and I know that can make you feel sad because some of them were expensive and some of them have memories attached and some of them are your favourites and what not. Every reason under the sun is used to not donate or throw away the extra pairs that you haven’t worn in years.
While it is important to declutter your space and you definitely should be putting your energy into that. It still is smart to find storage solutions for the things you have and today we will be sharing with you some very effective hacks for doing so.
Store your shoes in an Ottoman
This is a creative storage solution for small spaces. When you do not have a lot of space you need to think out of the box and create extra storage space where there wasn’t. Functional pieces that can serve multiple purposes are always a plus. Store your shoes in an ottoman that you anyway will be using for additional seating purposes. This way the shoes stay hidden and are also protected from collecting dust. There are ottomans specifically designed for this purpose but they can get quite expensive, you can totally DIY this with fabric and hot glue gun or staple gun or you can just put inexpensive shoes on top of each other.
Storage Ottoman bench
The basic ottomans get the deal done but if you have a large collection then you can opt for benches, there are ottoman benches available specifically for shoe storage with inbuilt dividers and plain empty ones as well.
Under the Bed Shoe Storage
If you are tight on space then using every inch of space in a smart fashion is really important. Use the space under your bed to store as much stuff as you can fit. Instead of chucking your shoes under the bed and letting them collect dirt, use under the bed shoe storage.
You can get them from Amazon, eBay, AliExpress or your local home depot. This is a great way to store shoes in a compact manner and also protect them from dust. When we can’t see all the options we have, we tend to forget the existence of some of these shoes, the see-through top gives you easy access to the shoes stored so you can have all the pairs ready for you to style.
PVC Pipes Shoe Storage
PVC pipe shoe storage racks have been getting a lot of attention recently because they are easy to make and are inexpensive as well. They add a hip vibe and depending on the style you go for. You can paint them to match the colour palette of your room, they can look like really cool expensive installations. You can display your beloved shoes in an artsy fashion.
Under the Stairs Shoe Storage
This is a big project to tackle but is so worth it. Try to incorporate this when you are remodelling and you will have so much neatly tucked away storage space. This is one of the smart storage designs that has been popping up everywhere. It is useful for utilizing spaces and giving you more storage in small places.
Similar to loving your space, you need to learn to take care of it as well. While all these hacks are great, decluttering, rearranging periodically, and dusting is important. Don’t forget them after stowing them away, take care of them and they will serve you well.
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