Learn the Best Ways to Store Your Shoes

Learn the Best Ways to Store Your Shoes

Let’s talk about shoes. Some of us have too many pairs of shoes. Some of us can never get enough. Whether you have boots, heels, sandals, flats, sneakers, or all the above, it can be hard to find a place to keep them all!

Shoes are bulky and take up a lot of room if they are not organized properly. Here are the best ways to store your shoes from the organization experts at Closets by Design.

A shoe closet with slanted shoe racks.

Slanted shoe racks are one of the most popular ways for you to store your shoes. People like slanted shoe racks for all kinds of reasons. One big reason is that slanted shoe racks are adjustable. This helps you ensure your shoe rack only takes up as much space as it needs. Adjust your rack higher to accommodate taller shoes like heels and boots, or bring it lower for your flats, flip-flops, sandals, and slippers. This can help free up valuable room in your closet for even more shoes, not to mention other important items like your clothes.

Slanted racks and shelves are also effective ways of preserving your shoes. Shoes become damaged when they are stacked on top of each other or crammed into small spaces. This results in unsightly scuffs, creases, and more wear and tear. This may be fine for a pair of running shoes or hiking boots, but you want to treat your favorite shoes better.

Angling your shoes also presents your shoes in a better light, literally. Because they are angled, you can get a nicer look at the entire shoe, as well as the rest of your collection. This lets you organize your space the way you like, and make finding that perfect pair easier than ever.

Straight Shelves are a Shoe Storage Classic

A custom closet system with straight shoe shelves.

Sometimes you can’t beat a classic when it comes to your closet. The traditional straight shelf is an oldie but a goodie for storing shoes. Adding straight shelves to your closet can be particularly helpful when it comes to storing heavier shoes like boots.

Straight shelves are also a surefire way to protect the condition of your shoes. Each shoe sits safely and securely with nowhere to slip or slide. And, unless you stack your shoes on shelves (which we do not recommend), there’s very little chance or scuffs or additional damage. This makes straight shelves ideal for fancier and more expensive shoes you’d like to keep safe.

Storage Solutions When You Have Too Many Shoes

These are all helpful solutions for storing the shoes you already have, but what if you have too many shoes? Lucky for you, we have tips to help with that too. The first thing you should do is split your shoes into seasonal categories.

You don’t keep your heavy winter coats out all year long. Why would you let snow boots or other winter footwear occupy valuable closet space in the summer? When you install a new closet system to organize your shoes, you should only store the shoes you will wear that season.

Other shoes you’re not using can be boxed and stored on top of your new closet. We recommend clear boxes to help you remember which boxes your shoes are in. You can also add pictures of the shoes to your boxes to keep things organized.

If you prefer to keep your winter shoes out of sight and out of mind you can always store extra shoes in your custom laundry room, garage cabinets, or even the entryway to your home.

Call Closets by Design for Your Shoe Storage Solution

These are just a few of our favorite ways to store our shoes. What works for you depends on your shoe collection and what you want from your shoes. Maybe you have a row of designer stilettos you love to show off. You might have a bin full of running shoes you’d rather not put on display.

Whatever you need to store your shoes, Closets by Design can help you get there. Call today for your free in-home consultation and get started on your new shoe storage solution!

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