8 Creative Ways To Store Your Shoes at Home So That They Can Last Longer

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You’ve got loads of shoes scattered across the entrance of your apartment. Some are showing signs of wear, while others are in their boxes, unopened.

Every time you pass by, you think about sorting them out. But you don’t know where to even start.

If only there was a good way to store your shoes – heels, sneakers, boots and all. Even better, a way that would let you get the pair you want effortlessly.

These 8 storage ways are quirky, and will help you keep your prized babies such that they’ll last a long, long time.

FOREVER, literally.

Use an Ottoman

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Image: ak1.ostkcdn.com

Keep your shoes inside a pretty ottoman like this one here.

The next time you need a pair, you’ll just have to open it up like a gift box and pick your shoes.  Slip the ottoman cover back in its place and take a seat while you put your kitten heels on.

This even keeps dust, heat and pesky insects (yikes!) out of your shoes.

An ottoman screams out the word multifunctional and it’s a space saver. Yay!

The Ingenious Shoe Cabinet

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Image: swedishfurniture.co.nz

You’ve got a decent number of shoes and then there’s the limited space for storage to juggle with.  Well then, a shallow shoe cabinet is what you HAVE to invest in.

Why? Take a look at this one.

It might seem short, but it gives out an understated chic look. Pretty cool, huh?

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Wall Art With Shoes

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Image: ecouterre.com

Keeping your shoes stuck in their boxes isn’t going to help them last long, but airing them out in the open does do them good.

It’s nice to decorate dead space with a few shelves and your sexy shoes.

Flaunt them for the masterpieces they are. You’re also more likely going to grab and wear them too!

Wooden Racks for Baby Shoes

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Image: lesinform.com

Walk into a DIY store and grab a wooden thread rack. Customise it with paint and ribbon trimmings or even stickers, and you’ve got an adorable shoe rack for your kids.

Display the rack at the dresser in your baby’s room, or mount it on a wall – just be sure to remove the rack’s legs.

Zest it up by popping a few sets of matching socks on the rack too!

The Lazy Suzan That’s Just For Shoes

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Image: amorq.com

You won’t come across a shoe storage like this often. Twirl the lazy Susan around and lay your hands on your favourite shoes.

Lace up your strappy heels, and walk on to Clarke Quay for a Friday night out!

Vertical Storage Units

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Image: photo.foter.com

Sometimes if you can’t work around the width of your home, it’s good to look upwards instead. Vertical space is almost always wasted.

Here’s another tip – place this right in your bedroom so you can match your clothes with your shoes before you pick your final OOTD!

Melamine Shelving That’s Placed In Open Space

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Image: pinimg.com

Let’s just say it out – If you can’t see your shoes, you won’t even think of wearing them. Display your shoes in a place where you know you’ll see them.

Why melamine material? It’s scratch-free, so you don’t have to worry about your shoes hurting its pretty planks.

Shelves For Different Shoe Heights

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Image: cargocollective.com

Most of the time, your boots are squished by your usual shoe cabinet. There’s no variation in height for your flats, 3-inch heels and stilettos.

The best way to take care of your shoes is to invest in a shoe cabinet that caters ALL your shoes. Just because each shoe deserves its own special attention and care.

This one looks simple, but sometimes it’s good to keep things just that – simple.

What’s your choice in shoe storage gonna be?