You don't have to go out and spend a lot of money to get some decent shoe storage for cutting your entryway clutter, although there are some very nice options out there. One that I really like is the wood bench type shoe rack storage that allows you to store and organize your shoes while providing a bench to sit on while putting on or taking off your shoes. These are always highly reviewed pieces of furniture - I plan on getting one soon for my house!
If you want to save some money or just need a quick fix, use some household items to make yourself a quick shoe rack. Below are a few ideas that you can use to get your shoe clutter under control quickly.
- Simple method: Put down a towel or cardboard piece in your entry way. This draws the eye and is a visual reminder that shoes are meant to be put in one place. This idea probably sounds too simple, but it can be really effective in getting visitors to take off their shoes and put them in one place - instead of walking in with their shoes on or just kicking them off in some random place. Try it!
- Storage racks: Do you have any sort of storage racks in your closets or kitchen cabinets? Grab one of those and put it to good use decluttering your entryway. This works best for a few pairs of shoes, although you can expand it or stack them to gain more shoe storage space.
- Storage bins: Do you have some large storage bins around? Take one of these and use it to store shoes that are not being often used. This can be helpful in reducing the amount of shoes that are stored in the entryway; if a storage bin is all that you have on hand you can leave it out with the top off and use it for daily storage as well.
There are many ways to take care of shoe storage, the important part is getting started! Grab something you think will work and give it a shot. If it doesn't make a good shoe rack then try something else. Do you have a favorite makeshift shoe rack? Let me know!