Thursday, May 12, 2011

Shoe Storage for Small Spaces: Tips for a Clutter-Free Condo

Space-limited condos beg for functional (yet fashionable) storage solutions.  If you're looking for a better way to store and organize your shoes, do try this at home!

1. Get your shoes off the floor!
  While your square footage may be limited by your condo's layout, every condo unit has wall space that need not be wasted!  Be sure to make use of the vertical space in closets (or any odd nooks and crannies that you may have in your suite) with cleverly placed shelving units

2. Organize by season, style and colour.  Place current seasonal items within easy reach.  Out-of-season items can then be placed on top shelves or harder-to-reach areas to eliminate clutter and chaos.  Further categorizing your shoes by style (e.g. heels, flats, sandals) and colour will help to save time when you're trying to leave in a hurry!

3. Protect your shoes
from dust and overcrowding with the use of storage boxes on shelves.  Stackable boxes can help to further save space.  Transparent boxes or ones with windows will allow you to see what's inside.  Boxes that include pull-out drawers will allow you to access your shoes with ease.  There are many on the market nowadays, so be sure to shop around!

Hints & Tips:
  Until this Sunday, IKEA's SKUBB Shoe Boxes will be on sale for only $6.99/4-pack (regular $14.99).  These boxes may not stack as well as others we've seen, but they work well on shelves and their large size, transparent window flap and now very affordable price make these an ideal storage solution!