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|Organizing Your Shoe Closet
What is the right way to organize my shoes? As an organizer, I often hear that question (or one like it). My answer is always the same: There is no "right" way to organize anything; you have to find a way that works best for you. At this point, most people breathe a sigh of relief. Maybe there's hope for my closet after all,[url=http://duveticajacketsonlinejp.halod.com/][b]ダウンジャケットレディース[/b][/url], they reason.
While there is no right way to organize your shoes, there are some strategies you can use to make your closet work better.
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Once you have accomplished that, you are ready to sort your shoes. How do you think about your shoes? By color, heel height, designer, style? There is really no right way to sort your shoes. It just has to make sense to you (after all, you will be the one digging through your closet with that specific pair in mind).
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Sort your shoes into piles according to the categories you've selected. Put like shoes with like shoes (all your black dressy slings in one pile, flirty summer sandals in another). Placing shoes (or any other item you are organizing) into piles with other like items will be very revealing. You will realize just how may pairs of similar shoes you really have. "Oh my gosh, I had no idea I had that many…" is the usual response. At this point, you may want to clear out and let go of more shoes that, upon further inspection, you decide you really don't need or want. It is also okay to have a few pairs of similar shoes. We all have several pair of black shoes that are just a touch different from each other. It's important simply to know what you have.
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After finding proper shoe containers, the next step is to decide on the location for each group of shoes you sorted. What category of shoes do you wear the most? Work? Casual? Going out? Put those shoes in the place where you have the best access to them (usually up front or at eye level). That is your prime real estate. At the same time,[url=http://duveticajacketswomenjp.albirank.net/][b]ダウンジャケットレディース[/b][/url], there are those "black holes" in your closet-places that you have to do a complex yoga move to reach. Put the shoes you wear the least there. That will help eliminate the last minute "I know my favorite black shoes are in here somewhere" problem. What you wear most should be in easy reach.
Within those sections, you may organize your shoes according to color and heel height (just like the boutiques). It helps to organize by color especially when it comes to returning shoes to their proper homes.
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