Sep. 2016

360 Organizer Shoe Spinner shoe organizer by Lazy Lee for organizing shoes
The 360 Organizer® Shoe Spinner by Lazy Lee®

Shoe cubbies for organizing shoes
Shoe Cubbies are a good way to organize a smaller collection of shoes

angled shelves with shoe fence for organizing shoes
Angled shelf with shoe fence keeps shoes visible

Pull-out shoe organizer for organizing shoes
Pull-out rack shoe organizer

organize shoes front to back to increase storage capacity
Chaos to Order recommends organizing shoes front to back for maximum storage

alternate shoe position to increase storage capacity
Alternating shoe position

Optimal Shoe Storage & Organization

shoe lover

Shoes are expensive and investing in good organization and storage solutions for your shoe and boot collection is the price you pay for being a shoe collector! Finding the perfect solution to storing an extensive collection of footwear is a goal of every shoe lover. Whether you are lucky enough to be able to set aside an entirely separate shoe closet, have a corner in a large walk-in closet that can hold a rotating shoe rack, or simply need to organize a few shelves in a small reach-in, there are a number of tricks to organizing shoes that are common to every shoe storage system:

  • Whatever type of closet you have, maximize the space to make every inch functional. From utilizing ceiling and wall space, to the floor, nothing is off limits to ensure storing all things in the most efficient way. *Source Chaos to Order
  • Adjustable shelves are best because you can store like-heighted shoes together. For example, boots in one large section and flats in a small section. Being able to adjust the shelves according to the height of the shoe definitely helps maximize storage space. In the summer, it's easy to fit lots of flat shoes and flip flops in a space, but then it gets tricky when having to squeeze boots into that same space. *Source Chaos to Order
  • If your shelf is just a bit tight to fit all the shoes facing the same way, try turning one, this will save on the width they take up. *Source Chaos to Order
  • Make use of depth. Usually the shelves are deeper than the shoes, giving some additional storage space at the back of the shelf. Placing one shoe behind the other will allow more shoes to fit on the shelf. *Source Chaos to Order

Additionally, custom shoe organizers can make the job of keeping your closet organized quicker and easier. Several types are avialable to aide in getting the job done:

  • If you have a 40" square floor space to devote to shoes, consider a rotating shoe organizer like the 360 Organizer® Shoe Spinner by Lazy Lee®. It holds up to 200 pairs of your favorite footwear depending on shoe size and style, and keeps them all visible at all times. Shelves are adjustable.
  • Wine cubbies can work great for organizing shoes.
  • Pull-out racks are a nice way to keep the collection organized and accessible, but hidden from immediate view.
  • If you decide to organize your shoes with shelves, consider adding vertical lighting on the sides of your shoe shelves. They make things easier to find — thus aiding in organization, and add drama to your closet by creating a nice, soft lighting effect.

LED lighting and shoe shelf organization

The ultimate in shoe storage room can become a reality for every shoe lover — even those on a budget. With a little upfront effort at organization and an investment in some basic shoe organization products, your dreams of being artfully surrounded by the wardrobe accessory you love most can become a reality.

Closet Works has been crafting sanctuaries and creating a sense of order for Chicagoland homes for almost three decades. They are currently celebrating 29 years of creating custom storage solutions in the Chicagoland area and beyond. For more information on Closet Works call toll-free at 800-4-CLOSET (800-425-6738).