Every spring, my favorite time of the year rolls around – spring cleaning! Every year I try to get some serious spring cleaning done. This includes my home and my personal life, but especially my clothes! But how often do you forget to organize your shoes and accessories, too? It might sound like a lot of work, but it’s absolutely essential to getting a head start on organizing your whole life. Because let’s be honest, how can you get anything done when you can’t find a pair of shoes to wear for the day? So we’re here to make the process of organizing your shoes as simple as possible. Having a clean and organized closet is a lot easier than you might think.
How to Organize Your Shoes
Step #1 – Find Them
Okay, I know this sounds kind of crazy. But if you’re anything like me, you have a ton of shoes all over your living room floor, and spread all throught your house. So on your next day off, make sure to spend some time and grab every pair of shoes you have. Make sure you check every possible place. This includes closets, hallways, suitcases, and even your car! Make sure to gather them in one pile and leave them there until you’re ready to organize your shoes.
Step #2 – Toss Them
Just like you go through your clothes, go through each pair of shoes. Think about the last time you wore them or if they even go with anything that’s currently in your closet. Even if you think you can’t part with those sandals from that perfect first date or those heels your mom bought for you. But… If you haven’t worn them in the past year, it’s time to say goodbye! I know how difficult it can be to part with your shoes, but remember quality is always better than quantity. Plus, this means your get to repace them with something new!
Step #3 – Categorize Them
Now that you’ve rounded up all your shoes and gone through them, hopefully you only have your absolute favorites in front of you. So now it’s time to categorize these! Seperate the shoes by season, and start out with the shoes that are currently in season. These can go on your shoe rack or wherever you keep your shoes. Take the out-of-season shoes and set them aside. These need to go in a storage box or seperate area, so you can keep your shoes nice and neat. Even if you have room for all of your shoes in one place, I still reccommend seperating them by season! This keeps your shoes organized and makes getting ready in the morning a million times easier.
Step #4 – Get Help
If you just can’t seem to keep your shoes organized, look into a shoe organizer! These come in so many different sizes, colors, and shapes. Whether you’re looking for an over the door hanger, extra shelving, or a piece of furniture, there’s something out there for you. If you decide to get an organizer, make sure you sort your shoes by the most used at the top, and the least used towards the bottom. Or if you prefer, you can organize your shoes by style or heel height. There are so many ways to organize your shoes, but it’s important to figure out which way works best for you.
You may not have your 300 square foot walk-in closet just yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your dream closet either! With a little bit of preparation and creativity, you’re well on your way to building your dream closet. If you’re looking for some inspiration while shopping for your next pair of shoes, check out my post 8 Shoe Styles Every Woman Needs In Her Closet. Getting rid of your old shoes doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Out with the old and in with the new!
What are some of your favorite ways to organize your shoes? Leave your comments below!
Check out Beth’s ebook “How to Curate and Cultivate Your Dream Wardrobe” to learn more about building your perfect closet. Her 168 YEAR-ROUND OUTFITS EBOOK will show you how to start a basic wardrobe with essential classic pieces to make year-round outfits.
Written by Gabby Rangel with excerpts written by Anna Skowron for Chic Galleria Publications, LLC.
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