Organizing Shoes in Small Spaces

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Organizing Shoes in Small Spaces

Shoes can be one of the most difficult items to store properly in your home. First, you have to face the challenge of keeping them together in pairs so they are easy to find when you need them. Second, your shoes can take up much of your floor space when you’re not utilizing a storage system. As you’re re-organizing your storage spaces or moving to a new apartment, here are a few ways you can make the most of your apartment’s square footage by organizing shoes in small spaces.

Under Bed Storage

Under-bed storage is perhaps one of the best ways to store shoes in your apartment. If your bed has space for long plastic bins, these are a great way to keep shoes organized. Simply add pairs of shoes to the bin and slide it under the bed. This type of storage is especially helpful for pairs of shoes that are only worn on special occasions.

But, before you start using these, be sure to protect your floors. A rug or adding felt to the bottom of the bin helps the bins pull out easily and without causing damage to your rental apartment.

Try Off-Site Storage Solutions

Make room in your closet by trying a valet storage provider. Store some of your seasonal or special occasion off-site and you’ll simplify the process of getting dressed in the morning, having the essentials at the forefront. Using an off-site storage system also gives you space to add organizational pieces to your closet, like a shoe rack or dresser.

Simplify Storage is changing the game for NYC residents with small apartments and lack of space. We come directly to your home or office to pick up and drop off items, so you never need to take public transportation with heavy bins. Our team uses signature blue plastic bins to keep your items neatly packed and protected. Starting at just $30 per month, it’s affordable and convenient to get organized!

Shoe Racks

Shoe racks are a classic way to organize your space, but these can cause more harm than good to your organization system if not done properly. Plastic and cheap metal ones may look unsightly and fall apart easily. If you are going to use a shoe rack, try upgrading to a wooden model, especially if it will be placed in your bedroom. While it may cost a bit more money, you will be so much happier with the result.

It’s also important to measure your available closet space before buying a shoe rack, so you can really make the most of your square footage. The last thing you want is the shoe rack interfering with hanging clothes, causing further clutter. Leave yourself a few inches of space between the top of the shoe rack and the bottom of the hanging clothes.

Shoe Bins

Smaller plastic totes are a great way to fit one or two pairs of shoes and keep them together in pairs. It’s much easier to stack and label when utilizing these bins, so everything is easy to find and has a home when you’re cleaning. These are also easy to tuck away in whatever storage space you have left.


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