As we discovered last week, Miss Mojito is exploring creative storage options for two of her favorite things, shoes and cocktails. And while we’ve already discovered the joys of the rolling bar cart, this week we investigate a much trickier topic: shoe storage.
Every gal struggles with finding a place to put that new pair of shoes. Throwing them in the depths of a closet causes a big mess and makes your footwear hard to find. (Ms. S&C has also discussed her own dilemma in this arena.) And most of us aren’t lucky enough to have expansive closets that fit custom rack upon custom rack of shoes. I needed an option that was at once sturdy and affordable, attractive and useful.
I found my solution at Ikea in the form of the pervasive Expedit bookcase in black. Each cubby hole fits four pairs of shoes, 2-3 pairs of boots or 4-6 purses.
And as you can see, the top of the shelf is the perfect spot for hat storage! Of course, not every pair of shoes fits in my bookcase, so I slip the remainder into an over-the-door cloth shoe holder.
Although my particular storage solution works well for me, I can’t help but be tempted by these colorful shoe wheels. I love the idea of spinning the wheel and taking our pick of shoes! Miss Mojito wants to know: do you have any other creative solutions for closeting your footwear?
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Miss M, I like your bookcase storage solution. I like that you have this full-fashion-display of shoes, handbags, and hats. I have already outgrown my 12-pair closet organizer and have resorted to stacking shoes on top of one another. And I totally have this “out of sight, out of mind” complex, so if I have shoes that I don’t see very often (read=buried), I forget about them.
I’m also curious if you stash away shoes during the off-season? I think I could be better at that. I’ve stored away my tall boots (in a plastic bin under my bed), but I could probably store more of my fall/winter pumps.
I have that bookcase in my office for all my books, unfortunately, I don’t think it could begin to hold all my shoes! I have smaller cubbies in my closet and I HAVE to cycle out my shoes by season. One day I hope to have Mariah Carey’s closet.