It is also possible to get a storage box that will keep several pairs of shoes out of the way, especially those that are worn infrequently. In case you are running out of room in your closets, you can get the type of box that slides neatly underneath the bed, and helps keep your entire room tidy. As a matter of fact, storing items underneath the bed is one of those organizational tips that many people tend to overlook. Your rarely worn shoes are an obvious choice for this storage area.
How many pairs of shows do you own? Whether you have a passion for flip flops, high heels, knee length boots, business shoes, trainers, loafers, moccasins, platforms or slippers... We can all build up quite a shoe collection over the years without even trying. So where do they all belong? First of all, collect up all your shoes from around the house (including your partner`s and your kids` shoes) so you know exactly what you`re dealing with. Decide if you`re going to throw any out or donate them to charity, then count how many "keepers" you`ve got.
Some people don`t think to try a shoe storage bench because of the amount of space they believe it will take up, but shoe storage benches can come in all manner of shapes and sizes. Even if you`re working with a limited space, there`s probably a shoe bench out there that will suit you. Because these shoe storage benches have multiple layers of shoe compartments they can easily be scaled up or down to give you the maximum storage space with the room you have to work with.
If you go with a shoe storage bench in the living room, you probably want to get a model that has a door that opens outward. When the door is closed, your shoe storage area looks just like your average bench and visitors can use it for additional seating when they stop by. No one can even tell that you have your favorite pumps hidden inside. When everyone leaves, you can pop open the door, sit down on the bench and decide which pair of fabulous open toed sandals you`re going to wear to dinner that night. Close the door up and voila! - it`s a bench again.
A shoe storage bench that closes can be a great place for containing many other items that typically clutter up a home. Have lots of toys all over the house? How about pet items? Maybe you need extra storage for blankets or towels? The possibilities are endless. And of course, you can always use these for storing shoes. Some versions come as stand up cabinets that have hooks for also keeping neat coats, sweaters, jackets and the like. If you are concerned about the odors that at times can accompany shoes, a version that will work very well for you are the ones made of cedar wood. This works great to help absorb any offensive odors.