Shoe Organizer Made Simple

Emily from <a href="http://emilyaclark.com/" target="_blank">Emily A Clark</a> takes an under-utilized corner and brings it into function as a mega shoe cubby. After a smart trip to The Home Depot and a thorough cleaning, her shoes now have a stylish space to be stored. Emily from <a href="http://emilyaclark.com/" target="_blank">Emily A Clark</a> takes an under-utilized corner and brings it into function as a mega shoe cubby. After a smart trip to The Home Depot and a thorough cleaning, her shoes now have a stylish space to be stored.
Emily A. Clark takes an under-utilized corner and brings it into function as a mega shoe cubby. #BrightIdeas

Emily from Emily A Clark takes an under-utilized corner and brings it into function as a mega shoe cubby. After a smart trip to The Home Depot and a thorough cleaning, her shoes now have a stylish space to be stored.

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Emily decided to tackle the overwhelming problem of shoe organization (or lack thereof) in her house. She had been keeping all the kids' shoes in a big basket in their breakfast room. Not the best solution for busy mornings or for a family with five kids.
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Emily is a big fan of using every inch of the house. She remembered this little corner behind the door in the laundry room. It's not huge, but it's tucked away and the kids can get to it easily.
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She went to The Home Depot to search for a solution and found these organizers from ClosetMaid. They're only 25" wide, which makes them fit perfectly in forgotten corners. She also picked up some cleaning supplies while she was there.
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Every project involves cleaning at some point. So before putting the organizers in the laundry room, she started by cleaning the floor with Swiffer Steamboost™.
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One of these shoe organizers by itself could actually double as a bench, but she decided to double up since her family have lots of feet-and shoes. They're easy to assemble and made to be stackable.
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After cleaning out the shoe basket and pairing up lots of shoes she gave this spot a good dose of Febreze™ Air Effects in Linen & Sky. Much better! (And, now she has an empty basket to use for toys and anything else that accumulates in the kitchen.)
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Now, this little corner of the laundry room is a useful spot for hidden shoe storage. Her kids are excited to have their own cubbies, and they're the perfect size to hold two shoes each.
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The top of the shoe organizer even gives her a little storage shelf for holding extra detergent and paper towels.


To see this bright idea in its entirety, check out Emily's blog at Emily A Clark.