Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Shoe Rack Needed

It's no wonder I can't get a lot of cooking done around here, is it!?

What do you do with all the shoes in your house? I'm thinking I need a new "shoe system." A place where they are easily found, organized, and out of the way...

Preferably not wedged in the handle of my oven.

Any suggestions?

12 comments:

Rana said...

That is too cute!:) We have a big wicker basket at the front door that holds two pair a piece for our family of four. Hmmm I think you might need 2 baskets. :P

Amy McSwegin said...

Check this out; http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30110832

They mount on to the wall; we have two sets, so 6 of them... they can stack on top of each other; we have three rows of two... and they are wonderful!

Machelle said...

Oh I love it! We have a shoe rack on the back of our "mud room" door that all the girls shoes go in. I dunno if that will hold all your girls' shoes though *grin*

Amanda @ My Everyday said...

We throw all of ours into a toybox in the entry closet and just dig. LOL

becky said...

That's funny. Did one of the girls put those there?

Sheila has a shoe bin labeled for each boy, and when they come in the house, they are supposed to put them in their respective bins. They don't always do it, but it definitely helps when trying to find shoes. Maybe you could put some in the garage, right outside the door to the house. Just a thought...

Miss said...

I have two plastic things with 3 drawers in each (so 6 drawers). They are in our laundry room...where we leave coats, etc. The drawers aren't real big which I like b.c then it forces me to limit the number of shoes they have =)

but....I DO like that oven handle idea.....

I love Amy's suggestion...I look at those everytime I am at Ikea! =) I just haven't had the money to spend on those, so did the cheaper route =)

wonderchris said...

This rack is expensive...
http://www.dwr.com/product/tools-for-living/sale/horizontal-shoe-rack-large.do

But the same idea can be achieved by mounting two boards of wood to the wall so the toes rest in the space between them. Could be painted and decorated really cute too!

Love the oven rack though....just sayin'. :)

bass family said...

awesome :)

Jules said...

We have one of these in the utility room - the girls' shoes are kept in the bottom two rows and they sit on it like a bench.

http://www.amazon.com/ClosetMaid-896300-Horizontal-Laminate-Organizer/dp/B002IT6DHA/ref=sr_1_16/179-3226101-4488063?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1260780355&sr=8-16?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwranciliosi-20

Susie B. Homemaker said...

We have the same problem with shoes... they are always underfoot (hehe) in the kitchen. We have 1 of the Closet Maid double shelves in the back porch that we use but it's definitely NOT enough room for everybody's shoes. Not sure what the best solution would be yet... good luck with all those little shoes!! ;-D

Jennifer said...

I feel your pain! I planned on making a Target run today to get a canvas bin that I could throw all the shoes in.

I've enjoyed catching up on your blog today! I love your daughter's curls, too, and I'm also experimenting with a responsibility/reward chart. It lost it's initial appeal, so now we're removing furniture piece by piece from their room. Oh, the joys of parenting! ;)

Kate @ Bliss and That said...

We have a 4 1/2' long x 1 1/2' wide wood bench with hinged top that my parents gave us for Christmas one year that sits in our entry. It looks nice, but is full of all our shoes that we wear regularly on the inside! :) Works like a charm...