I love shoes. I love looking at shoes. I love buying shoes. I love wearing shoes. I have a lot of clients that love shoes too. The problem is that shoes are big, and often difficult to store. When we have too many shoes, it is hard to even find the pair you are looking for.
If you are having problems storing all of your shoes, you might first need to decide which pairs to keep. As much as I love buying and wearing new shoes, I have a lot of pairs of shoes that hurt my feet. I put them on, hate the way they feel, and take them off in an hour. I don't sit at a desk all day, so hour long shoes just won't cut it for me. I need to own shoes that I can wear for hours at a time. So, a few months ago, I got rid of all the shoes that hurt my feet. And now, the only shoes in my closet are ones that I can actually wear. This is still 40 pairs of shoes, so I am not talking about being a minimalist shoe wearer or anything. Just cute shoes that fit.
Once you have paired down your shoes (see what I did there?), you need a good way to store them. Here are a few tried and true ideas.
The Container Store Clear Show Drawers - These are a great way to stack shoes on top of each other since the front pulls out like a drawer.
The Container Store Tall Shoe Box - A great way to store those extra high heels
The Container Store Shoe Shelf - Stack several of these together for vertical storage, or put them next to each other if you have more floor space.
Boot Storage Options - Inflatable Boot Shapers are one of my favorites and the Plastic Boot Shapers work well too.
Make a spot for each pair of shoes; don't just pile them on the floor in a heap. Shoes will last you for years if you store them correctly, and take care of them.