Session Five: Organizing Your Shoes

To organize your shoes, first you need to:

1. Remove out-of-season shoes from your closet to make space for your new in-season shoes.

2. Next discard any shoes that are beyond repair and give away any shoes you no longer wear.

3. Store your shoes properly so as to help them retain their life. For example:

Jessica Schroeder of What I Wore offers a brilliant solution for storing knee-high boots and helping them retain their shape:

Picture taken from http://whatiwore.tumblr.com/post/284778211/build-your-wardrobe-retail-math

Use an old bottle. Isn't that a fabulous way to recycle bottles too?

Picture taken by Mark Lund and taken from http://www.realsimple.com

Another idea for storing knee-high boots would be to roll up already read magazines - as many as needed to fill up the boot to make it stand upright.

For tips on how to properly store high quality shoes that you wear only for special occasions, go here.

4. Also, be sure to regularly polish your shoes.

5. Organize your shoes in your closet.

Wouldn't it be glorious if we each had a shoe closet like Mariah Carey? Sigh.

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Since we don't all have the luxury of a shoe closet, try to utilize the shelf space in your closet by purchasing shoe racks, cubby holes, or build extra shelves into your closet. For some of us, the floor is a good option as well.