Shoe storage is perhaps one of the most neglected chores in a household. Homeowners spend a lot of time setting up their kitchens, bedrooms and living spaces, but most often forget about shoes. What ultimately happens is that shoes, because of the lack of storage space available for them are left underneath the bed, besides the sofa or just anywhere where some space is available. This can be potentially hazardous as one might just trip over carelessly kept shoes. Our todays post discovers ways to store your shoes effectively in your summer home.
Summer Home: Ideas For Shoe Storage
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Small Cubbies For Shoes
Cubbies are a pretty effective way to store shoes. While planning your storage space in a house, keep in mind that shoes need to be stored. It just makes the task easier later on. A whole cupboard can be dedicated to shoes and it can have small cubbies inside them. One thing you will have to be careful about. Have the cubbies at least six inches in height so that your smart stilettos can be stored easily! Also have larger cubbies in place for boots and likes.
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A Dedicated Shoe Cabinet
If a separate cupboard with cubbies sounds too lavish to you then a smaller shoe cabinet might fit in the bill perfectly. Just have the shelfs designed at an angle. It will just be easier to store and pick out shoes in case you are in a hurry. Since there are no vertical partitions here you will be able to fit in more number of shoes in a smaller space.
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A Pull Out Full Length Cabinet
If you don’t have a lot of wall space to dedicate an entire cupboard to shoes, but still have a lot many shoes to store, here is what you can do. In your bedroom, use the free space behind your bed to create storage. Your bed will be sorta tucked in, in this arrangement. Then you can arrange for a full length vertical cabinet with shoes stored sideways. Remember to have the shelf slanting.
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The Space Under The Stair Tread
Did you realize that those precious six inches just beneath your tread were enough to store your stylish high heels? Utilize that space and include some smart pull out drawers there. The drawers can store your shoes and even other home utility items that run short of storage space. This idea is in fact a super space saver and works very effectively in compact living spaces.
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These days we have shoes for all occasions. Be it kids, ladies or gentlemen, shoes are finding their way into fashion and dressing. We all have so many shoes, but very less storage space. Hence, our footwear takes a beating and gets worn out sooner than its usual life. Putting a few of these ideas to use might help you store your precious footwear better in your summer home. Please do write to us about any more shoe storage ideas that you might have.
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