Aside from clothing, shoes probably take up quite a bit of space in your closets. Organizing closet space to make room for both clothing and shoes is important, especially if you have limited space, as you may want to store more than just these items in your closets. Getting the shoes up and off of the floor will help make room for these other items. Organizing shoes will also help make it easier to find their matching pair, as well as keep your shoes looking good and in good shape (rather than smashed in a pile). See below for some closet organizing tips for your shoes.
Dual Purpose Storage
Use a storage ottoman to store your shoes inside, then you can sit on the ottoman while putting on your shoes. This is a good idea if you have a walk in closet or a larger closet, or you can use this type of storage anywhere in your home.
Use shelving in your closet to store your shoes. If you have an entire wall in your closet to use, hang shelves with at least a foot in between each shelf down the wall. If you don't have that much wall space, that's OK too. You can add the same type of shelves around the bottom of your closet, below your clothing.
Decorative Storage Boxes
For flip flops, use decorative storage boxes such as fabric or lined wicker boxes. Place all of your flip flops inside storing them tucked together with their matching sandal. You can also store shoes with small clear plastic shoe totes. Take a photo of your shoes and put the photo on the side of the box so you can tell which shoes are in that box.
Towel Bar Storage
To store your high heels, use a towel bar attached to your wall. Hang your heels by placing the heel on the towel bar. They will be held up by the heel. You can also place the heels inside the bar so you have a better view of your shoes.
For those tall boots, use pant hangers to hang them up on a clothing rod. This helps prevent your boots from losing shape, while also freeing up floor space. You can also store sandals on a clothing rod using metal hangers. You can cut the bottom section of the hanger off with a pair of pliers. Then take each end and bend them up and around so each end has a small circle. Then shape your it so each side has a hook shape. Hang a sandal off of each side and hang them on a clothing rod.
Your shoes take up quite a bit of space, but if you organize them properly, you can find your shoes easier, keep them looking great and free up more space in your closets for other things. For more information, contact a company like Contemporary Closets of Naples Inc.