11 brilliant ways to organize shoes neatly by the door
One of the most frequently shared cleaning & organization tips is: take your shoes off at the door. Doing so dramatically reduces the amount of dirt and grime that gets tracked into your house (and ground into your carpets and floors).
In fact, taking off your shoes at the door has gone mainstream lately. It’s the norm in my house — and in pretty much every other house I visit.
The only problem is, you often end up swapping one type of clutter for another. Having dozens of shoes strewn haphazardly near the entrance is not only an eyesore, but it can be a tripping hazard too.
And for some reason, the problem always seems to get worse in the fall and winter months.
I suppose it’s because my boys pretty much live in their Crocs during the summer months – so they only have to put away one pair each. In the fall and winter we’ve got sneakers, boots, dress shoes, and skates all fighting for a spot. Not to mention mom and dad’s shoes too.
So what’s a family to do? I’ve rounded up ten simple solutions that’ll help you defeat the clutter in your entry way.
This past summer, we finally invested in a built-in cubby for our shoes – at the same time we made over our laundry room and basement. So far, it seems as though it was money very well spent. We currently have zero clutter in our front hall and the boys never have to ask, “MOM! WHERE ARE MY SHOES?”