Tips for Organizing Your Shoes
If you have so many shoes that you struggle to organize them, you are one lucky woman! Shoes are important for an outfit and the right shoes can make a woman feel glamorous and sexy. Statement shoes can even be the centerpiece of an outfit if they’re big and bold and bright and colorful. However, too many shoes that are not organized can mean overlooking the ones you have, taking too much time to find the shoes you need, and to them getting dirty or worn if they become a jumbled mess in your closet.
The first thing you need to do to organize your shoes is to group them by use and then by color. Separate your casual shoes from office shoes and from dressy or evening shoes. Only you know the occasions and events for which you wear different shoes, so create groups that make sense to you. You may have running shoes, shoes you wear on casual days to run errands, sexy shoes for dates and parties, and shoes you wear to work.
Next you’ll need a way to store your shoes in those different groups. There are many small shelving units you can purchase to keep on the closet floor and these will help them to stay organized and from becoming a mess.
You can also use boxes or totes of some sort. It’s good to keep shoeboxes when you purchase shoes; you can take a picture of the shoes and glue this to the outside of the box so you know what’s inside. There are also clear plastic totes you can purchase to store shoes. You can also purchase storage hangers for shoes; these have slots for each shoe and they can get them up and off the floor. Whatever your choice, be sure it’s roomy enough for the larger shoes like heels and platform pumps.
Once you have enough totes and bins or hanging storage for your shoes, you need to decide where to put them. You may want to keep running shoes and boots in the front closet so you don’t track dirt and mud into the house every day. Those storage hangers are a good choice for casual shoes and they’ll keep your front closet from being too crowded.
For your closet, it’s good to sort shoes according to where and how you store your clothes. Keep your professional suits on one side of the closet and your office shoes in the same spot. Your party and date dresses can be on the other side of the closet and your sexy shoes with them. When you keep shoes with the clothes, this makes it easier to coordinate and to find what you need when you’re heading out the door.