Secrets of the Shoe Closet

 
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“Really and truly you can never have too many pairs; they are all different.
You need a pair for every mood – and everyone knows that women have a lot of different moods.”

Every girl dreams of having a shoe collection like Carrie Bradshaw and a closet to host that collection, built by her “Mr.Big”. In my humble opinion – finding the Mr.Big of your life  is possible , but having that  dream-like-walk-in closet might  just be a myth.  Shoes are definitely our priced possessions and there are a few things we can do to keep our shoe collection super impressive.

Cleaning

  • Sole- Care:
    Wipe the shoe-soles with a slightly damp towel to remove the dirt stains. This will prevent the dirt from drying up and leaving ugly patches on the sole.
  •  Removing snow/salt stains:
    If you live in snowy regions – I feel your pain sister. Instead of making a trip to the cleaners – try the traditional method of using little vinegar mixed with water and rubbing gently with a sponge.
  • Retaining the luster:
    Let’s face it – if we’ve spent a fortune on a pair of shoes, we want them to last really long.  There are tons of shoe-care products available in the market – but I’ve got a few non-expensive tricks up my sleeves  that work just fine.  Nail polish remover or a little bit nivea (cream) can be used to remove scuff marks off patent leather pumps.

 

Organizing

organizing

  • Avoiding boot-slump:
    I hate it when the top of the boots droop lifelessely and cause creases. To avoid that boot-slump, simply use old magazines to stuff your boots to retain the structure.
  • Shoe Boxes:
    Using under-the-bed storage boxes or storing boxes on the top shelves of closets are good options when there isn’t much space available. These are some of the options – Under the bed : 1//2  or In-shelf shoe-boxes like these ones

 

Shoe Displays

shoedisplay

 

If  you have the benfit of real-estate available for having a shoe-display at home – these are some of my favourite options currently available here , here & here.  Book-shelves can also be used as alternatives for displaying your coveted shoe collection.Imagine all your shoes flaunted in this cute shelf.

 

tip

Of all impulsive purchases possible – an impulsive shoe snag can cause the most remorse { I have more “sitting” shoes than wearable ones – true story } My new rule is to only buy shoes that will go with atleast 3 outfits in my closet . { rule testing period will begin after a few days – I promise )

Pack-up out of season shoes & donate the ones you never wear,  to keep a clean & de-cluttered closet.

 

If you have any other ideas of organzing these little priced possessions – do leave me a comment.
I love finding new ways of organzing my stuff and keeping things neat & pretty .

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18 comments

  1. Lovely article and those cleaning tips.
    The quick tip is so hard to follow…but i will surely try I promise 🙂

    xoxo
    Ketaki

  2. Well, I really wish I had a closet like the first picture! I mean, that’s pretty much the size of my house haha!

    Great tips!

  3. Ah, I’m in need of a major shoe clean-up! Thanks for the inexpensive tips 🙂 Any thoughts on removing garish black scuffs from my yellow Docs?

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