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.
Now think of where all these shoes are. Can you picture their exact location? If you can you are better than most people. Most people would admit that their shoes are scattered all over their house, some inside and some outside...some even in unknown areas where only the family dog knows! There are many ideas floating about on how to organize your shoes. You may have read some of them. Some suggest organizing them by the event in which they would be worn. Evening shoes might go in one spot and weekend sneakers might go in another, while work shoes are right up front and easy to get to.
One can choose a shoe cabinet according to the need and availability of the space in his house. The normal height of a shoe cabinet should be around three feet and it should have a depth of two inches more than the length of the largest shoe used by you or members of your family. You can get a shoe storage cabinet especially built for you according to your specifications and need. They are available with double doors, single door and without doors also and in natural wood colors and white.
Unconventional shoe storage can also solve your problem. You may head out to an antique shop or local thrift store and buy a wooden trunk or a wicker chest. You may decorate or paint them to compliment your bedroom theme. Before heading out to buy on shoe storage options, you may look at your garage first. You will never know if an old cabinet or a book stand may be just lying around that can be used for shoe storage. Whether it`s an expensive or cheap storage, it is always a good idea to keep shoes organized.
You can also buy shoe storage boxes that can be stacked on top of one another yet are open at one end so the shoes can be removed easily. On the other hand, you may prefer to have storage boxes with lids that will help to protect the shoes, especially your more expensive pairs. Regardless of what type of storage box you decide is right for you, it is one storage idea that you will find helps to keep your overall room and closet organized, saving you time and energy.