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Do You Keep Your Shoes in Shoe Boxes?

My closet is the most unruly area of my home, and my shoes are the worst of it. The thought of keeping them all in shoe boxes, clear plastic or not, is actually funny to me; they wouldn't last even a week. But I applaud anyone who can keep up with it. Organization Tips group member PopGal recently spent a rainy weekend organizing her shoes in transparent plastic shoe boxes from the Container Store.
She says, "Not only can I see where everything is at once in a nice, organized way, but my favorite part is how clean it keeps my shoes. I have so many pairs I love, but only wear a few times a year, so it was making me sad to see the dust build up on them." How about you?

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Angelica Angelica 6 years
I tip my hat to this organization! My shoe pile is one of the most disorganized things in my life so this is inspirational.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 6 years
let me clarify *if* i had really expensive nice designer louboutins or something similar THEN i would consider keeping those in a box away from other shoes. my bcbg shoes are just fine next to my nine west heels!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 6 years
i am super organized, my closest is color coded, and i think this looks nice, but this isn't practical for me. i don't like the idea of having to open and close a box to get out and try on shoes since I put on a few pairs before deciding and feel like it would waste time. i like them out in some way, and when i'm older i'd like to have open storage built ins. i just don't get keeping shoes in boxes? i think it takes up a ton of space? now i use pretty canvas storage bins. one for heels, one for flats, one for flip flops. i keep them stacked neatly in pairs. i have a shelf for shoes i wear daily. and keep my tennis shoes and uggs out to the side on the closet floor. it works and is clean and neat and easy to access and put away.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 6 years
i am super organized, my closest is color coded, and i think this looks nice, but this isn't practical for me. i don't like the idea of having to open and close a box to get out and try on shoes since I put on a few pairs before deciding and feel like it would waste time. i like them out in some way, and when i'm older i'd like to have open storage built ins. i just don't get keeping shoes in boxes? i think it takes up a ton of space? now i use pretty canvas storage bins. one for heels, one for flats, one for flip flops. i keep them stacked neatly in pairs. i have a shelf for shoes i wear daily. and keep my tennis shoes and uggs out to the side on the closet floor. it works and is clean and neat and easy to access and put away.
Nak-Nak Nak-Nak 6 years
I should really do something like this.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
My shoes are on a shoe shelf that you can break down and rebuild in various ways to fit your closet. They look like shoe boxes but open on the end instead of on top.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 6 years
nope my shoes are on the shelves in our walk in closet.
JoneyStar JoneyStar 6 years
Since I've moved I haven't organized my closet like I've wanted to. But before I moved it was fantastically organized with a box for every shoe and purse. I like it that way because it easy to find. I got my eye on some really nice boxes at The Container Store for my up and coming closet organization.
graduatedsqueaks graduatedsqueaks 6 years
I know that I'll have trouble keeping them in boxes (original or new plastic ones). I'm trying a new technique...piles. I sort the shoes into piles in my closet (it's more organized than it sounds). Sneaker pile, work shoes pile, etc. Got the idea from my sister's roommate, who has one of those hanging closet organizers (like this thing http://www.target.com/6-Shelf-Hanging-Closet-Organizer/dp/B000NBT2PU) and stores different shoes in different levels.
Lavinie Lavinie 6 years
i've done my best to keep all my shoes in clear shoe boxes... but in bigger bins i keep all my flat sandals and shoes because those are always my go to shoes.
vinnie vinnie 6 years
my shoes are in a pile on the closet floor!
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