This post is written in partnership with the IKEA Singapore e-influencers programme. It's no secret that I love my shoes; the higher the heels, the closer to God, no? ;o)
Before we start delving deep into the world of shoe storage, otherwise known as the biggest mysteries in life, let me introduce my latest pair of shoes, these super cute kueh lapis acrylic heels by Jeffrey Campbell:
Now that that's settled, one of my favourite things to do when I'm procrastinating on Pinterest is pinning shoe storage ideas. When it comes to my shoes, I'm in a permanent state of disarray. It's not that my shoes are in disarray, they aren't; but I feel like it isn't organised to its fullest potential. Or in my terms, it means that my obsessive compulsive neat freakness hasn't been exploited to the point of no return. And so I started pinning.
There are so many wonderful, neat [in multiple sense of the word!] ideas, but the problem is I haven't got any space. It's so annoying trying to fit in new furniture, or ideas in the midst of what I already have. It honestly easier to move out, or dump everything out and start from scratch.
But in the mean time, I'll make do with what I have. Here's how I currently store my shoes:
In translucent drawers stacked one set on top of the other. As you can tell, my wardrobe next to it is worn to death [it might be older than some of you reading this], and as you can also tell by the shoe boxes stacked right on top, I've run out of space.
What do you do when you're posed with a storage-related conundrum? Head to IKEA, of course!
Within five minutes of walking in, I thought this might work as individual shoe storage that's stackable at the same time:
It's wide enough and deep enough to store crazy high heels, and multiple flats if need be. It might pose a bit of hassle if you have a lot of shoes stacked one on top of the other but if it's just a row of threes stacked at the bottom of your closet, it'll be perfect. Plus, it'll keep dust and mould away. Just to be safe, stash some Thirsty Hippo sachets in there!
And then, there are shoe cabinets of course. I'm not a big fan of shoe cabinets, because they're just blah, but for those people who need a shoe storage space to act as a shoe storage space, this will do the trick:
Of course, there's the wonderful IKEA shoe storage boxes that come in a variety of colours that I will probably get for my boyfriend because I want to cry every time I look at how he stashes his shoes:
But my favourite of it all, is using a bookcase, just like this one, as shoe storage. I take care of my shoes very well, and I love them just as much, so this makes perfect sense! Having limited space will also [hopefully] curb my shoe obsession. The best part is, because it's white, you can decorate it any way you like!
How are you shoes stored?