How To Organize Shoes In Closets
Tips For Organizing Shoes In Closets
One of the problems with shoes is that we tend to own a lot of them. Whether it is for formal or everyday wear, we at least have a couple of pairs for every occasion. We like to have all of those options when it comes to deciding which pair to wear. But it can be a bit complicated to organize them in your closet. Especially when we’re in a hurry to be dressed and out the door. If you just stack your shoes in a pile or on top of each other, you run the risk of ruining your shoes so here are some tips on how to organize footwear in your closet to keep them in order and extend the life of your shoes.
1. Install Shelves In Your Closet Just For Shoes
To start it off you will need to have shelves in your closet, but you need to reserve shelves just for your shoes. Your closet will look much neater and pleasing for the eyes. Do not put your shoes on the floor, because they will most likely be kicked over and when clothes get piled on the floor you won’t be able to see them. Shelves are a great way to get everything neatly organized. Another thing you can use are bookshelves. They are already split into sections to keep books neatly stacked. You can do the same thing for your closet, as long as the bookshelf can fit inside your closet.
2. Sort Them Into Categories
When organizing your shoes, you shouldn’t just put them on the shelf. They should be stacked into categories. This makes it easier for you while choosing the right pair to fit the occasion. Organize your closet by having formal shoes such as heels, leather shoes, and dressy sandals on one shelf, and everyday shoes like trainers, sneakers, or flip flops on another one. It will save you time next time when you’re rushing around getting dressed when you only need to look at one section of your shoe collection to find the right pair. Of course, you don’t need to organize them according to shoe type. You may find it more aesthetically pleasing to organize your shoes by color. From lighter to darker colors or any way you please, as long as you’re happy with your set up, your system will work for you.
3. Invest In A Shoe Rack
If you have a cast collection of shoes in your closet and you don’t know how to organize them into your closet so it looks tidy, consider getting yourself a shoe rack. You can get them in all shapes and sizes to perfectly fit inside your closet. Best of all, they don’t take up a lot of space and you can organize dozens of pairs of shoes in them without cluttering your closet. They are also made from different materials, and it is up to you on which kind you get. Plastic shoe racks are much cheaper, but if you have a lot of shoes and some of them have weight on them, it will eventually break. Think about getting a wooden or metal rack to secure endurance and a more elegant look in your closet.
4. Don’t Throw Out Those Shoe Boxes
If you don’t have a roomy closet it will be a challenge to fit in shoe racks or more shelving for your shoes. The solution to this problem is to get shoe boxes to save on space. One of the best aspects of shoe boxes is that you can store them one on top of the other without ruining your shoes. Some shoe boxes can only hold one pair but some can hold more. They will protect your shoes from dust and humidity as well. There are two ways you can store shoes in boxes. You can keep the boxes that came with the shoes when you bought them or you can buy sturdy plastic boxes just for shoes. It is recommended to get see-through boxes so you can see which shoes you are looking for when you need them.
5. Hand Up Your Heels
Very few women will have just one pair of high heels. In fact, the challenge would be to find a woman with just one pair. These can be a bit tricky when placing them on shoe shelves because they can take up a lot of space. A clever way of storing high heel shoes in your closet is to install a metal grid or a towel rack on your closet wall. After you put it up just hang your stilettos by the heels on the grid. You will save a lot of space and your closet will be more stylish and elegant.
6. For Thinner Shoes Use An Over-The-Door Hanger
If you prefer to wear more comfy shoes such as sandals and flip flops, you should consider installing an over-the-door pocket hanger for your closet. It will save you so much closet space and it is simple to install. Just hang it onto your door and all of your thinner shoes will have their own compartment and depending on the size of the shoe you may be able to fit more than one pair in each pocket.
7. Store Your High Boots Correctly
Now we know that tall boots can take up a lot of space, especially when they are flopping over in the closet. Get boot hooks, put them in your boots, and hang them on a wall. And if you are going to store them on a shelve put an empty bottle or something similar to help the boots stay upright. Doing this will prevent the boots from losing their quality making them last longer than usual.
We hope you find these tips useful when it comes to organizing shoes in your closet. No one really wants a messy closet especially if you have a considerable shoe collection. One more tip though. Before you go organizing your shoes, make sure that the rest of your closet is tidy. And remember shoes that you have not worn in a long time or are old and worn out should be thrown out. Make sure that your clothes are folded neatly and put away off-season clothes so the only things in your peripheral vision are clothes that you will actually be wearing.
Think about it, the less clutter in your closet, the more space you have for more shoes.