How do I deal with all the shoes? It's one of the top questions I hear from clients. If you have piles of shoes by your front door, here are some tips and products to try:
First, reduce the pile of shoes by the door. Keep only the pairs you wear regularly by the door, the rest need to go into your clothing closet or other area. This may mean keeping only 2-3 pairs per person in your house.
Next, find the right storage solution:
- Several clients have had good luck with the slim IKEA shoe cabinet. It's small enough to fit in even the narrowest of hallways.
- A shelf can be practical, but be sure it is sturdy wood or metal with at least two levels and that your shoes can fit the shelves. Don't get a shelf that snaps together as they tend to not hold up.
- Try this modern rack for shoes and accessories, and can even accommodate heels
- For kids shoes, this caddy keeps 3 pairs upright, making it easier for any child to find the shoes they need.
Make it routine: If you have a new place for shoes, be sure to tell your family and help make using the new container routine. Here's a creative reminder a client used with her family.