Storing shoes

Shoe Organizer

Storing shoes is not always an easy task, especially if you are like most women and own a lot of shoes. If you don’t have a good solution for storing your shoes, then check out some of my favourite shoe storage ideas listed here. These solutions are extremely functional and easy to use.

  1. This shoe storage cabinet is ideal for hiding shoes so they don’t look messy. It holds approximately 36 pairs and is a great piece of furniture. I like how you can add smaller items such as keys in the top drawer. The only negative that I can think of is that it would be better to keep clean shows in it. Best to clean any muddy or dirty shoes before storing them. You can find shoe storage cabinets similar to this one at Amazon and Ikea.
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    Goods Home Design

  3. The hanging over the door shoe organizer is perfect for storing shoes. This particular one is hanging on a room divider. You can use this product to store many different items besides shoes. I keep my cleaning supplies in a hanging door organizer. Just about anything goes with this shoe storage product. I love them!
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    Architecture Art Designs

  5. The file/magazine boxes are a fun way to store summer sandals or flat shoes. How cute is that?
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  7. I think this one is my favourite. I love the idea of having a vanity and a hanging picture between the wall of shoes. It may take space away from storing additional shoes but it looks amazing. These shelves were purchased at Ikea and were easy to install.
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    My Peep Toes

  9. Here is a great way to use old vintage ladders to store your high heeled shoes.

  10. Arianna Belle

  11. Storing shoes in boxes is a great way to keep them dust free. Clear boxes like the ones below makes it easy to see which shoes are inside each box.
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    La Dolce Vita Blog

  13. If you don’t like the look of the clear boxes, another alternative is to use non-clear boxes and put pictures of the shoes on the outside of the box. To keep it looking tidy, use the same style box for each pair of shoes.
  14. Shoe Boxes with pictures
    Craft River

As you can see, there are many fun and different ways to organize shoes. The key is to keep them off the floor and have them neat and organized so it saves you time. No more looking through a pile of shoes, and even worst, finding a shoe you want to wear but not being able to find the match. Finding only one shoe can be frustrating!

Which shoe storage solution is your favorite, or do you have an alternative solution for storing your shoes? Leave a comment below and share your ideas. I would love to hear from you.

Until next time,

Kathy McEwan is a professional organizer who specializes in clients with clutter. You can view her other organizing blogs at

New Year’s Goals

New Year's Goals

I was going to write about New Year’s resolutions but instead decided to focus on New Year’s goals this time around. Some people don’t make New Year’s goals. Why do you think that is? Because they are afraid they won’t complete them? They feel guilty or inadequate if they don’t accomplish their goals? The key to goal setting is to make them achievable and be organized while working on them. Follow these simple steps and you too will achieve your goals.

  1. Pick Realistic Goals –Aim high but not too high or you may set yourself up for a failure, or you may feel stressed trying to achieve it. Pick something that is feasible and reach for it.
  2. Write them down –Write down what your goals are and how you are going to achieve them. Use a planner, journal, or notebook (digital or hardcopy) as a reference so you can go back to them when needed. Don’t use scrap pieces of paper as they easily get lost. If you don’t have anything good to write your goals on, not to worry. Sign up for my newsletter and you will receive “My Daily Goals” and “Weekly Goals and Objectives” printables for FREE. Those on my newsletter list will automatically get them. Print them off and keep them in a binder for easy reference.
  3. Order of importance –Put numbers beside your goals indicating the level of importance. Start with the most important one and work your way down.
  4. Break it down –If your goals can be done in steps, break down the tasks into smaller chunks so it will be easier to achieve.
  5. Schedule your tasks –Use a planner or worksheet and create schedules of when you will be starting your goals, working on them, and give yourself a deadline to complete them. Have daily, weekly or monthly tasks. Check them off as you complete them.
  6. Reward yourself –After you have completed a goal, don’t forget to reward yourself. Do something for just you. You deserve it!

I too will be working on my goals and hopefully will achieve them in the next 3 months. I have 6 months and yearly goals too!

I hope you find my printables useful. If you have any questions on what is the best way to use them, feel free to go to my Facebook business page at and send me a message. I will be sure to answer your questions within a timely manner.

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year and all the best for 2016!