Top Tip Store shoes correctly

For the love of all that is holy please don’t throw your shoes in the bottom of the wardrobe, they get scuffed badly from rubbing off other shoes and also it’s impossible to find a pair you want to wear.

This tip sounds very simple and that’s because it is.  If you store your shoes correctly they will stay looking their best for longer and you will save money.

If you can, it’s best to keep your shoes in their original boxes, the boxes usually have holes in them to allow air to circulate. You can store the boxes in your wardrobe or under the bed.

Another tip is not to leave them exposed to direct sunlight as they will fade :(

I promised when I started this blog that I would show you my Shoeroom, now it’s not glamorous by any means but here it is in all it’s shoe glory.

I firstly want to explain that I do not have an obsession with Ecco shoes, I collected them from work.

These boxes are perfect for what I need as they have built in ventilation holes and they slide out like a drawer so that the tower of shoes doesn’t fall down if I’m getting a pair from the bottom…..that’s the theory although it has fallen once or twice.

The other advantage to storing them in boxes is that they don’t get covered in dust from being left out open.

This tower contains all of my heels. My flip-fops and runners are stored at the other side of the room and my boots are under the bed.


My dream is to completely convert this room into a walk in wardrobe/dressing room with built in storage for everything….maybe next year…sigh!

There are prettier storage solutions out there, IKEA do drawers that you can slot your shoes in. Also there are companies that will convert the unused space under your stairs into shoe storage.

Those over door storage systems are not really the best as they tend to squash shoes and bend them out of shape :(

What are your thoughts on my shoe room? Do you think I’m completely insane?

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  1. 08 June 11 at 7:12pm

    Woohoo! You’re not insane at all love, you are currently the envy of my world :) I LOVE the under the stairs storage idea. This is another that I love.

    • Shoezanne says
      08 June 11 at 7:22pm

      Yeah I spotted that stairs storage, it’s flipping amazing. If I ever build my own house I will deffo steal that idea. Brilliant!

  2. 08 June 11 at 7:38pm

    Oh wow!!! Now that’s a lot of shoes in one room :D !!! ‘Jealous’ is the word for what I’m feeling now! Question: how do you get something from the bottom of the rack, eh??? Now I want to see your shoes too :) xoxo

    • Shoezanne says
      08 June 11 at 7:56pm

      He he he yeah I think I have a little obsession with shoes….I was tempted to take a pic of half of them and pretend that I didn’t have a crazy addiction but I didn’t want to be dishonest.
      To answer your question, the boxes in the first 10 rows act as drawers and the front slides out, it’s really handy. There’s far less chance of everything falling over although it has happened a few times lol.

      • 08 June 11 at 8:19pm

        Ah well, if there’s a system….and don’t worry, all genious systems have flaws occasionally, you are not obsessed dear, you’re just passionate :D xx

  3. 08 June 11 at 9:18pm

    Love this post and you’re definetly not insane.

    • Shoezanne says
      08 June 11 at 9:38pm

      Glad you like the post missus, I really was unsure about putting this up but I’m delighted with the positive response. It’s also great to know that I’m not insane :)

      • 09 June 11 at 11:07am

        You are definetly not mad, it’s great to be able to find a pair of shoes when you want them without having to root around for ages.

        • Shoezanne says
          09 June 11 at 7:55pm

          I did take photos of all my shoes last year with the intention of printing them and sticking the pics on the front of the boxes. It took absolutely ages and when I tried to upload them to the computer the SD card was corrupted…typical lol

  4. Ellen ann says
    09 June 11 at 12:02am

    The Ecco shoe boxes are workin out really well, I love the shoe room, I hav shoes in every room of my house, I must take a leaf outta ur book and start crackin on a shoeroom! Loads of great tips shoezanne!

    • Shoezanne says
      09 June 11 at 7:50pm

      I think if I had shoes in every room it would crack Mr. Shoeman up, my addiction is confined to one room….mostly :) You should definitely start a shoe room, it’s great having them all in the same place and it’s so easy to find a pair you’re looking for. If you do start a shoe room put some pics up on the shoezanne facebook page, I’d love to see them :)


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