In a Shoe Box

A while ago I showed you my pathetic shoe collection and decided to take control of the disarray.

The bulk of my shoes.
The bulk of my shoes.

I’m not the only one organizing shoes check out D’Arcy at Our Bungalow’s 2nd Century and Jessica at Cape of Dreams.

A box of 20 clear plastic shoe boxes and lids.
A box of 20 clear plastic shoe boxes and lids.

Last Saturday we took a trip to The Container Store specifically so I could see how my shoes fit in their shoes boxes.

Plastic shoe boxes from The Container Store.
Plastic shoe boxes from The Container Store could be handy for more than just shoes.

Their shoe boxes have some good points — they’re less than $2 each ($1.51 on sale), they’re sturdy, the tops are totally removable, they’re see-through, they’re stackable.

One of the easiest projects I've ever attempted.
One of the easiest projects I’ve ever attempted.

After getting rid of a few pairs to the trash and the church free table I put them pair by pair into the new shoe boxes and stacked them in the back bedroom awaiting the organization of the new master closet.

I was not perked nor paid for this post.

How do you organize your shoes?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

7 thoughts on “In a Shoe Box”

    1. Men’s shoe boxes were a bit larger and not nearly as cost effective. Charlie tried his pair of shoes in my boxes and the boxes were too small. Jo

  1. Congratulations on your shoe organization! And thanks for the shout out. You are so sweet. We had the same problem with men’s shoes. Douglas’ shoes would not fit in the boxes. In the end, we decided that he did not have enough good shoes to worry about using boxes for them.

  2. It must be shoe wrangling season! Thanks for the mention, Jo! I wish I could store my shoes this way, but I just don’t have room. Maybe if I got rid of 50 pairs of shoes?? Haha–that’ll be the day! 🙂

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