As the weather changes, so does our footwear. To accommodate cold, harsh winters, we stockpile snowshoes, fashionable boots, and comfortable slippers. When the weather warms up, we transition to sneakers, sandals, loafers, and flip-flops. It’s always great to have options that match your style, but over time our shoe collection grows, and storage solutions tend to remain the same. To help you get the most out of your closet, here are 5 ways to maximize your shoe storage to its fullest potential.

1. Declutter and Donate

The first step in maximizing your shoe storage to its fullest potential is to go through your inventory. If you haven’t been storing shoes properly, chances are you have a few pairs that you forgot about, have worn out soles, and will never wear again. Go through your closet and really decide whether you want to keep every pair or donate a few. Worn out shoes can be thrown away or replaced and if your style has changed, take them to a donation center.

2. Store Out of Season Shoes Properly

Next, sort your shoes into seasons. There’s no point having your winter boots at the front of your closet in the middle of July. Take the time to store your out of season shoes properly by utilizing wooden shoehorns, boot savers, and acid-free tissue. The horns and boot savers will help preserve the shape of your shoes and the acid-free tissue can help protect shoes from deterioration while maintaining a safe moisture level. Unbleached muslin fabric is another alternative to fill boots, leather, or shoes made from special fabrics.

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3. Utilize Vertical Space for Shoe Storage

For those who don’t have adequate floor space in their closet, incorporate vertical shoe storage. Closet Organizing Systems™ creates customized closet or seasonal storage systems™ that maximize your shoe storage to its fullest potential. Using adjustable shelving to accommodate shoes and boots of all sizes, our experts can help you store more pairs of shoes without wasting space. There our options for storing shoes in cubbies or on full display like the department storage to make them easy to find and maximize available storage space.

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4. Take Advantage of Hidden Storage

If you don’t have adequate closet space in your bedroom, consider utilizing a spare closet space in other areas of the house or create a plan for under the bed storage for storing them until the proper season of use. Closet Organizing Systems™ can help transform any spare or ill-used closet space into optimized shoe storage area that will give you everything you need to easily access your shoe collection. In fact, Closet Organizing Systems™ can help you optimize any storage space for both seasonal and functional use. With opportunities to incorporate customized storage systems, you’ll be able to rearrange things to meet your changing needs.

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5. Upgrade Your Closet with Closet Organizing Systems™

The professionals at Closet Organizing Systems™ are dedicated to helping our clients maximize their storage space using efficient, functional designs in every room. We understand that both aesthetics and functionality are important, especially when it comes to organizing your shoe storage areas. Through a complimentary in-home design consultation, we’ll work to identify your storage needs and lifestyle habits so we can bring your vision to life.

To learn more about how our in-house designers can help give you more space to store your shoes without having them all piled up or stored away in some hidden storage unit, contact us today. We offer free, in-home consultations and work towards transforming your dream into a reality.