Footwear Storage Solutions

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Tennis shoes, boots, flip-flops, high heels, loafers, sandals, ballet slippers…the list of footwear seems almost endless. (Fun footwear fact: There are at least nine shoe museums around the world.)  And the more pairs you have, the more space you need to store them.

Fortunately there are space-savers designed to let you store the maximum amount of footwear in the smallest footprint (pardon the pun).

Here are three space-saving footwear storage solutions that can accommodate all different kinds and sizes of footwear:

  • The rotating Adjustable Boot Tree (only 12 inches in diameter) features three tiers of storage that can hold up to six pairs of boots or nine pairs of shoes–or a combination of both. The tiers revolve individually and are adjustable in height.  The system also includes six sets of boot shapers.  Other thoughtful features are a weighted base for stability and a carrying handle.
  • The Boot Storage Bag is only 6 inches high–making it ideal for under-bed storage–and has four spacious compartments sized to store up to four pairs of boots or large-size shoes.  The clear vinyl zippered top allows you to view the contents while keeping them dust-free. Side handles make it easy to access the bag from underneath a bed.  It can also be stored upright on a shelf.
  • The Large Hanging Closet Shoe Organizer will fit on any size closet rod and holds up to 10 pairs of shoes, yet only requires 8 inches of hanging space. It features compartments that are roomier (8 inches wide by 14 inches deep) than those of standard sized hanging shoe organizers, to accommodate extra-large shoes (including men’s) and short boots–they’re even large enough to hold shoe boxes.  Made of breathable natural canvas, it hangs from two heavy-duty metal hooks.

More footwear storage ideas can be found in my posts on shoe organizers,
boot storage and new shoe storage solutions.

 

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Sweater Storage Solutions

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Hanging isn’t good enough for certain kinds of closet-dwelling apparel.  Drawers and shelves are needed for storage of sweaters and other knits that should be stored folded or rolled.  (Shelving systems also work well for shoes and handbags.)

Here are four different types of effective sweater storage solutions that can help you keep your knitwear organized:

  • Clear storage drawers.  See-through drawer fronts make it easy to view and access contents.  Stackable storage drawers http://www.organizeit.com/images/459-kable-plastic-storage-drawers-white.jpgmaximize closet shelf space and are available in several sizes   If you have more floor space than shelf space in your closet, rolling drawer carts are a better solution.  And if you don’t have enough closet floor space, you can utilize the space under a bed with the Under Bed Storage Drawer.
  • Sweater bags.  For storing out-of-season sweaters and other garments, the zippered canvas CedarStow Canvas Storage Bag is ideal–it features a base constructed of  interlocking solid cedar panels (designed to repel moths and other clothes-damaging insects) and can hold up to 12 sweaters. Other types of sweater storage bags can be found here.
  • Freestanding shelving.  The easiest way to add shelves to your closet is with a stand-alone shelf unit such as Four-tier Wire Closet Shelves.  For narrower spaces, the Vertical Storage Organizer works well.
  • Shelf organizers. To divide open shelf space for optimum sweater storage, the Closet Shelf Organizer and individual shelf dividers are easy and efficient solutions.Closet Shelf Organizer Image
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Clothes Closet Organizers

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clothes organizersThe best closet-clearing remedies are those that many people find impossible to administer consistently: seasonal wardrobe weeding, or perpetual pruning using the In/Out Inventory Rule (whenever a new garment is acquired, an older one is retired).

The alternative is to utilize every square inch of closet space, which is what closet organizing companies specialize in doing. But what if a professionally customized closet— or even a do-it-yourself version — seems like too much of a project?

The good news is that you don’t have to completely redo your clothes closet to create more storage space. A few efficient and economical closet organizers could give you just enough wardrobe wiggle room.  Here are three of my favorites:

  • The Rolling Pant Trolley–with 15 removable cedar hangers–utilizes your closet floor for slacks storageRolling Pant Trolley with Cedar Hangers Image (and not in a wrinkled pile, either). This clever cart tucks away under hanging shirts or blouses and rolls out for easy access to 15 pairs of your pants and jeans.
  • Another rollaway closet helper is the 7-Drawer Storage Cart, which can be used for storing folded t-shirts, socks, underwear and accessories.
  • You can fit more clothes in your closet by using space-maximizing specialty hangers. Tank Top Organizers (Set of 2) ImageA great example is the Tank Top Organizer, designed to hold up to eight tank tops, camisoles or swimsuits.

For more ideas on how to make the most of your clothes closet, read my post Clothes Closet Maximizers.

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