Home Life Blog: Organized Shoes

March 24, 2014

Organized Shoes

A girl can never have too many shoes, right?  Unless you have no place to store them.  Then having 20 pairs of shoes might become a clutter problem.  

This was my exact shoe dilemma.  I had a lot of shoes and nowhere to store them.  They would get piled up together in a corner on the floor, which is definitely not a great way to keep your shoes in great shape.  I knew I had to take control of my shoe problem!  

(Black Kids & Mates of State concert '09!)

First thing I did was purge.  There were a few pairs that looked like they had been run over several times by a car and dragged a few miles!  They were awful, but I didn't want to get rid of them because they were great memories.  Memories of me going to concerts with my now husband, memories of me being pregnant with my little one, memories this, memories that, memories, memories, and memories.  I finally decided that all the memories are still there and I have the husband and the kid to remind me every day of those wonderful memories!  ;)  So, into the trash they went!

I still have a few that need updating but at least I use them.  (If anyone finds any great slipper sale please let me know ASAP! Thanks.)   

Next I had to find some storage.  We have limited space, so I knew it had to be something small.  I didn't have room to hang it in my closet since my closet is already cramped with space (see photo here).  I found this wonderful basket and knew exactly what to do!  

I paired my shoes together so the heal and toe of each side touched each other and slid them in standing up!  After it was full, I then placed the basket under my nightstand so it could be out of the way!  

It was the perfect solution!  My nightstand is the first place I walk by when I come upstairs or before I walk downstairs to leave, so placing the basket here was the perfect solution.  I did do a little tweaking once I found this baskets home and moved some shoes around so the ones I use most often are near the front and the ones I use least are near the back. 

The only thing I didn't store in here was my heels.  I only have two pairs, so those are kept in their boxes and hopefully will be finding a home soon! 

How many shoes do you have?  How do you organize all those shoes you love? 

I've linked up this post at:

-A Bowl Full of Lemons

-Just a Girl and Her Blog
-Ginger Snap Crafts
-Sweet Haute
-Live Laugh Rowe
-IHeart Organizing


  1. Very cute idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be sure to check out your link party this Friday. =)


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