Shoes can easily take over a mudroom and become a cluttered mess. With each family member having multiple pairs of shoes they can add up quick and be the number one storage problem to figure out. Luckily there are a number of solutions available to help get those shoes under control.
Shoe Tree A shoe tree is perfect for keeping your shoes organized and accessible. The shoe tree rotates allowing easy access to your shoes while storing up to 36 pairs. The metal prong hangers work good to keep the form of the shoes in tack. There is typically a carrying handle on the top which makes it easy to move around unless you get a floor to ceiling one. Some may even come with a basket for holding socks or other items. They are a nice simple solution for getting shoes up off the ground providing for more floor space.
Shoe Storage Bench A storage bench is not only a great place to store shoes but also creates a place for taking shoes off and providing a dropping off spot for backpacks or grocery bags. You can typically find a shoe bench in two different styles. One is a simple storage bench with a lift top on hinges that allows you place your shoes inside. These are great for storing other items as well, such as, coats and sports gear. The other type has an open face design with a grid of cubby holes for holding each pair of shoes.
Over the door shoe rack When floor space is at a premium and there is no more room for any mudroom furniture then there is an always handy over the door shoe rack to help keep those shoes nice and organized. They come in a couple of different sizes and are usually made of metal and plastic.
Shoe Cabinet Shoe cabinets are great for organizing and protecting your shoes. They can store a lot of shoes along with other items and can be a great addition to any mudroom. The cabinets come in either a single or two door designs and in many sizes, styles and finishes. The depth of the shelves in the cabinet may vary but should be about 13” deep. It is always a good idea to verify the shelf size if you wear larger shoes to make sure they will fit. Shoe cabinets usually come nicely finished which makes it easy to match other mudroom furniture making it a functional and stylish way to store your shoes.
Invest in some good quality shoe storage for your mudroom that will last a long time. Start by determining how many pairs of shoes you will need storage for and then what type of storage unit will fit in the mudroom. Take some measurements of the space you plan to place the storage unit prior to purchasing. Determine the type of finish you want then go online to find a great deal on one of the many shoe storage solutions available.