What systems do you have for storing shoes by the entrance to your home?
Problem 1: I have too many, mostly sneakers.
Problem 2: My husband has large feet (Size 12 US).
All of those cute little 12 x 12inch cubby systems or baskets in a drawer don’t work because I can fit one (if that!) of my husband’s shoes per basket. And boots don’t fit in those cubbies, either.
How do you avoid the mountain of shoes by the door?
I, too, have a partner with huge feet. You know what that means… enormous shoes and flip flops scattered around the house, rife for tripping over! The photo above is my shoe organization solution…
I utilize the space under a side table, with a decorative basket on one side for flip flops and my (smaller) shoes, and the empty space on the other side for his large shoes.
Here are some other options…
I know cubbies won’t work with the big shoes, but what about a shelving system like this? You can always put your boots on the top shelf, and even line up the bigger shoes sideways so that they don’t poke out.
Ooh, check out this deluxe shoe shelf! Boots can fit on any level, and it also has cubbies for smaller shoes, or all the rest of the stuff you like to keep at your entryway.
If you don’t mind having your shoes in plain sight, an over-the-door shoe rack might be a good fit. The one pictured above is super-sturdy and has a built-in look, but there are TONS of different options to check out.
What about a trunk? You can toss the shoes in so they can be in their natural state — a giant messy pile! Then close the top, and the shoe pile disappears! There are so many styles of trunks that can fit your home decor.
Your turn! How do you organize your shoe pile?