Tuesday, 29 September 2015

How To Organize A Shoe Closet(updated)

Hey guys just take your time to read this...you will learn on or two things that will assist you in organizing your shoes..bmf asked for it and here it is.

If most people had only a few pairs of shoes then there would be no sense in writing an article on how to design and organize a shoes closet. If that last sentence makes you nod your head up and down then I have a very good idea that you probably have somewhere between twenty and two hundred pairs of shoes. But that is fine because I am going to explain the proper way how to design and organize a shoes closet. It might mean having to part with some old friends but that is the price to pay for being the fashion statement that you are.

There are two things that are top priority. How much space are you willing to devote to a shoe collection and how many pairs of shoes are really needed?(is that an option to consider)? These are some tough questions to answer.

If you live in an apartment or older home where closets were small areas left over after the main floor plan was laid out then you might have to get creative. People lucky enough to have a walk-in closet or a whole closet delegated for shoes only can smile all the way to their favorite shoe store.

First I will try to help out those with limited space. Start by pulling out all of your shoes and laying them out on the floor. Yes, check under the bed, behind the door, ones that are hiding in back of a dresser, kicked under a couch, and long forgotten pairs in the back of a wadrope. If you can only find one leg out of two shoes, then these are your first victims for the waste basket. Anything ripped, torn, or two sizes too small say bye-bye and move on. Once the keepers are selected organize them into groups such as sports, evening, beach, and work. That way when you are in a hurry it will be a snap to locate the pair you want.

Depending on your space it is a good idea to design and organize a shoes closet by either keeping the shoe box itself or go to a store that has a shoe organizer department and checking out some of their selections. There are some real nice plastic containers that are stackable. This can save you a lot of space as they are all the same size. Write what each pair is on the outside so you will quickly be able to find what you are looking for. Delegate a certain area for shoes only. This will help you stay organized and not get out of control. It might be hard at first but with some practice you will quickly adapt to your new organized system.

There are also many great products that can be placed on the back of a door or hung on a closet rod that can accommodate many pairs of shoes in a small area.(pictures of this example is below) Shoes such as flip flops or flats can sometimes even fit into one opening saving even more space. These types of products usually come in two types. One has open sections or you can choose to buy ones that have zippers for every section to protect the shoes from dust or rubbing on other clothes in the closet.

Secondly if you have a large walk-in or delegated shoe only closet there can still be some challenges even with what seems to be a lot more space. To design and organize a shoes closet of these types creativity still plays an important part. If the wall returns to the left and the right of the closet doorway in a walk-in closet are not that deep design the closet so that the shoes shelf sections are near the doorway. Since clothes usually stick out about twenty two or so inches off the wall, shoe shelves require only the length of your shoes which on an average is around twelve inches. This design prevents you from having a conflict with hanging clothes as you enter the closet.

If you cannot afford to buy luxurious and gigantic shoe closet,you can buy a shoe rack that contains up to 50 shoes at ones and still create a little space to add another rack if need be or better still just use the service of a carpenter who could make a moderate wooden rack which will contain most of your shoes.
I know of some people who look for spaces around their houses not necessary their rooms to dedicate to their shoes( that is for those who are shoe freaks).. what am trying to point out is that you don't necessary have to use your bedroom if you don't have space..depending on the style of your house,you can use the verandah, courtyard or any part you feel comfortable with and construct a shoe cupboard and most especially let it have a lock just to ward of wandering eyes and hands.

Take some of these ideas and maybe come up with a few of your own to quickly see how you can not only get the "shoe monster" under control but also become more organized. To design and organize a shoes closet is not that hard once you know exactly how many shoes you really need and how much space is required for that amount of shoes. With careful planning and common sense you can still have plenty of shoes to wear for all occasions.

These are few selected pictorial types shoe closets and racks....and if you still have any question, don't hesitate to ask in the comment section.

this is the type of rack you place on the wall

this is the rack you hang on the back of your door or close to your curtain rod.


naijaflo said...

This is a good one

Alabekee said...

The first shoe rack is what I use for now pending when I'll start buying plenty shoes like my darling Glowy. Thanks for this post dear

Unknown said...

I have been looking for where to buy this shor rack

Winscribbles said...

definitely looks like nice way to organize the closet!

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Anonymous said...

I prefer the last closet. The other one with a door, some shoes don't like heat, that one might not be advisable. I will show my carpenter to do the last one for me.

Thanks for sharing dear


CatwalkwithPAT(Please CLICK on my name) said...

This is nice, weldone gurl