Storing shoes after the season

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Storing shoes after the season is a challenge, especially in a small apartment. What is the best way to store shoes?

Where is the best place to store shoes?

The best place to store shoes is in a separate shoe cabinet. However, if you have a large family, such a piece of furniture may be too small. If you have a storied house with stairs, you can use the space underneath them to store shoes. When you have a lot of storage space, a great solution is to install shoe hangers (you hang them on a rod). Another way to store shoes is a cabinet with a seat. Such a practical piece of furniture will work in any apartment.

If you have little space at home, a shoe rack is an interesting solution. Such a built-in rack takes up little space and can accommodate very many pairs of shoes. This solution will work, especially if you have a dressing room where you can place a rack for representative shoes.

How to care for and store leather shoes?

In order for leather shoes to serve more than one season, it is necessary to take care of them. After the season, shoes should be cleaned and preserved – with an appropriate paste matched to the color of the shoe. In order for them not to deform during storage, you should use wooden lasts. Leather shoes should be stored in bags made of natural fabrics or in special boxes.

How to store stilettos?

To keep your stilettos looking beautiful for as long as possible, they need to be stored in the right way. A great idea is to store them on the kitchen rail mounted on the wall next to the cabinet. You can then hang the shoes by the heel. The most practical way to store stilettos are transparent boxes.

How do I store my boots?

Ankle boots and boots require special treatment. Before they are put in the closet, they should be cleaned and impregnated. It is recommended to put a special stiffener or cardboard to boots or boots, so that the upper would not get deformed. Over-the-knee boots are worth hanging on special hangers.

Athletic shoes – where to store them?

Sports shoes are stored in transparent boxes. If you like unconventional solutions, textile shelves attached to a rod in the closet are a great choice. Sports shoes can also be hidden in wicker baskets.

How to store summer shoes?

Summer shoes can be stored in transparent boxes or you can make your own holders, thanks to which you can fit even a dozen pairs. An interesting way to store summer shoes is a textile organizer.

5 rules of off-season shoe storage

In order to be able to walk in your shoes for as long as possible, you should store them in an appropriate way.

  1. For shoe storage, designate a separate cabinet away from clothing and underwear. There should be free flow of air between the shoes – thanks to this they will not deform.
  2. Store shoes in canvas bags or special boxes.
  3. When you store leather shoes, put in shoe lasts. This will prevent the shoes from deforming. If you don’t have a shoehorn, put balls of paper inside the shoes.
  4. Before storing the shoes in the boxes, thoroughly clean and waterproof them. If they have any damage, take them to a cobbler.

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