- Topic: Shoe Storage
Get A Jump on Your Spring Cleaning with a Custom Shoe Storage Solution From The Closet Guy
Whether we care to admit it or not, most of us have too many pairs of shoes. When you start to look at the pile of shoes at the bottom of your closet, you begin to realize just how many we actually own. Some people we have worked with own well over one hundred different pairs of shoes, but even if your situation is not quite as drastic, storing your shoes in the bottom of the wardrobe, is not going an ideal solution.
There are many different options when it comes to generating more shoe storage and display space, but not everyone wants to embark on making structural changes to the walls. It is not only about storage but displaying your shoes, not necessarily for vanity reasons, but for practical purposes. We have all been there, spending hours getting ready, changing clothes twenty times and struggling to find the left foot of the perfect pair of shoes for the occasion. With a custom shoe storage solution, designed exclusively for your collection, those problems will quickly become a thing of the past.
Why A Standard Closet Will Never Be The Perfect Solution
Every person is different, size, style, the type of shoes we like to wear. And that is the very core of the problem; a standard closet is designed to meet the requirements of Joe or Jane Public. The reality is most people in Los Angeles want something much more. Standard closets do not take into account different heel heights, different styles of shoe, boots, and tennies’. Designing a shoe closet is an exercise in spatial awareness, that only someone who truly understands your complexities and demands can fully comprehend.
The secret to designing a custom shoe closet has very little to do with display and looks, and everything to do with organization. Practicality should be at the forefront, of every decision, because nobody cares what the display looks like if you cannot find the pair of shoes, you need quickly and with the minimum of hassle. Of course, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make your space beautiful–You can have both!
Angled Shoe Shelves And Boxes Are The Key
However much we might want to, we cannot ignore the fact that we are working with finite space. Angled shoe shelves help to display our shoes nicely, and they help to keep them organized and hopefully prevent us from throwing our shoes into a pile at the end of a long day.
However, with limited space comes difficult decisions, and the reality is that we probably only wear a handful of shoes on a regular basis. Any other pairs, such as those for special occasions could be put back into their boxes, and then placed on higher up shelves which we always install in any closet we build. This keeps the shoes in pristine condition, clean and protected from the environment and ready for the season ahead.
Consider A Season Rotation Policy
Although we mentioned above choosing your most used shoes and store in the central part of your wardrobe, it is important to remember that your choice of shoes will inevitably vary with the time of year. Those flirty red soled high-heels might look amazing with a summer cocktail dress, but would be dangerous on an icy winter pavement. Get the full benefit out of your closet by rotating your shoes as the seasons change. This will ensure that the majority of your shoes get used at the right time, and as a consequence that they all last significantly longer.
Think About Your Personal Requirements
When it comes to a custom-designed shoe closet, it is easy to be up-sold or talked into a concept that doesn’t suit your idea of organization. Never be pressurized into a design that won’t fit in with your lifestyle, however beautiful it may look. Closets are like shoes; they should be comfortable, and enjoyable to use, while looking great. Contact The Closet Guy for more information or to schedule a free consultation.