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Shoe holder for MANY SHOES

SpecularitySpecularity Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
All right, this may not be the right forum for my particular problem, but I figured you guys could help point me in the right direction, at least.

I need some sort of organizer for very many shoes. Specifically, around 25 pairs of heels, plus miscellaneous flats, sneakers, slippers, flip flops, etc. The only shoe racks I've seen here only hold ten or so pairs of shoes, except for those plastic bags that hang over your door (heels don't fit).

My question: Do you have some sources for me to look for innovative storage designs for a lot of shoes? All I have around here is Target, BB+B, etc., so I have no idea where to begin for ordering this sort of thing. My roommate had mentioned, a while back, some company that does custom closets, but of course I don't recall the name or website.

I am totally open, as well, to DIY projects, though my tool sources are low-to-nill. I'm best at adapting already built stuff, but I'd like to avoid milk crates, if that gives you an idea of my standards.

So, links please, or projects, photos, theories! Thanks everyone.

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    TrowizillaTrowizilla Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Hm, is there a reason you don't want to buy a couple of the already-available shoe storage things? I have an over-the-door thingie that has 24 spaces, most of which will fit a pair of flats, sandals, slippers, or smallish heels. The rest of mine go in racks that hang from the bar in the closet. I've got...hm, about 30 pairs all told, and they've all got their little nooks.

    (You make me want to buy more shoes, boo.)

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    HlubockyHlubocky Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    My fiance has this problem with shoes... she just has too many... and they tend to reproduce. We were at Ikea the other day and saw this crazy shoe rack that was a drawer designed to fit into one of their custom closets. It did look pretty awesome, but obviously this isn't something that you will be able to make use of. Interestingly I can't find it on their website.

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    LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Ikea also do shoe cupboards that look like ordinary cupboards/drawers but only hold shoes.

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    SpecularitySpecularity Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Hm, do you know how much of a hassle it is to order from Ikea? We haven't got one nearby, but those sound great.

    Trowizilla: I haven't really got room or doors (closet doesn't have a door, just open walk-in) for hanging things, but I suppose I could get a bunch of those shoe tree things, but I always find that a couple pairs don't fit right, so I might need another little shelving solution thingy.

    LewieP's Mummy, do the Ikea shelves have sections just big enough for shoes? All the shelving I've seen are really too big or oddly-proportioned for shoes (like, 1.5'x1.5'x1.5' which fits like, a pair and a half), so I'd love something more shoe-focused!

    Hlubocky: They do reproduce, I think! That, or I just have a problem.

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    ihmmyihmmy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    personally I have an old wicker shelf that I shoved into my closet to hold my gagillion shoes, but those include boots and things (and it does take up some of teh closets room/capacity)
    we also have a cheap, short white rack near the front of the house that holds about 12 pair.. I think it was $10. You could put two or three (depending on your closet size) side by side in the bottom of your closet. I think my mom bought them at Walmart, and I won custody when I moved out :D

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    kathoskathos Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    My fiance's a fiend for old, crazy sneakers so she has 'em in the closet or in the little closet thing near the front door. And she has more in storage in the basement. She has a shit ton of shoes, I on the other hand have two, plus a pair of really sturdy boots and gym shoes.

    You might wanna throw some you don't wear into storage somewhere, you don't really need ALL those shoes right (I got a beating for asking this XD)?

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    LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This cupboard: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/10099048

    Or this one: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/40111893

    This to hang inside your wardrobe: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50116499
    cos pink is always good,

    or http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/20104412
    if you don't like pink.

    I love shoes, I've got loads and loads, some are still in their boxes just waiting for the right moment ... I hate it when shoes die and I have to throw them out. I like red shoes best.

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    RokateRokate Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I too have a shoe love. I also have a favorite website. Organize-it.com this site has SO many awesome products for pretty much no cash, and everything comes already built (except for maybe the furniture? I've never purchased those things from this particular site).
    http://www.organizeit.com/shoestor.php?t=1&rtnFile=shoes&rtnDisplay=Shoes
    http://www.organizeit.com/otdshoe.php?t=1&rtnFile=shoes&rtnDisplay=Shoes
    http://www.organizeit.com/hangshoebag.php?t=1&rtnFile=shoes&rtnDisplay=Shoes
    http://www.organizeit.com/shoecubb.php?t=1&rtnFile=shoes&rtnDisplay=Shoes

    Personally I have closet space in my apartment, and pretty much no other kind of space. At all. So I have two of these for my shoes...
    http://www.organizeit.com/po10shoe.php?t=1&rtnFile=hangshoebag&rtnDisplay=Hanging%20Shoe%20Bags

    So depending on what kind of space you have to put your shoe containers in, it would be easier to find a really good storage solution. Organize-it also has clear plastic boxes, which I didn't link because I find them atrocious, but those are also an option.

    Ikea is awesome too. I've found it's best to go in the store and walk around.

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    ihmmyihmmy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    http://www.organizeit.com/pohorstack2.php?t=1&rtnFile=shoestor&rtnDisplay=Shoe%20Racks is like what we have by our front door, and you could easily put one (or two of them side by side) into a normal sized closet for extra storage. Hell, I may have to go buy two more when we move next just so I get rid of my ugly wicker thing :D

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    SpecularitySpecularity Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Wow, thank you guys! Those are some really great ideas. I'd never seen the one-pair cloth hanging shoe thingy, and that might actually work really well for a few pairs. Maybe put all my heels in two or three of those, and then get one of the other cabinets you guys linked me. Thank you again! I hadn't ever seen the OrganizeIt site, and that's just what I needed.

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