How to Store Shoes

How to Store Shoes

Shoes should be protected from dust, water and sunlight to prevent them from fading or falling while saving. Properly covered, it will withstand a great deal of adverse conditions and will last a long time.

Prepare shoes for storage

  • Clean the shoes. Storing shoes with dirt, dust and other debris can damage the material from which the shoe is made over time. This is especially true for leather or suede shoes, but it has the advantage of being cleaned before removing the shoe. Even if you only keep the shoes overnight and plan to wear them again tomorrow, you are recommended to clean them before leaving. Leave to dry before removing.
  • Sort by time and purpose. Once the boots, heels and running shoes are thrown into a large pile and picked up when needed, it is time to separate the shoes. Sorting by time and purpose, your wardrobe and shoes are more organized than throwing everything away.
  • Find a dark, temperature-controlled storage area. Shoes will stay in the best condition if not exposed to sunlight, heat or cold. The best place to store shoes is with a cool, dark closet that is not too hot or clogged. If you do not have enough space in the closet, you can keep it under the bed or in the bedroom.
  • Fill rolls of paper without acid. If you wear the shoes a month or so before the next time, you can cover the shoe paper to keep them in good condition. Make sure the paper has no acid, as acidic paper can damage the material of the shoe. Do not use newspapers as they may overlap your shoes.
  • Keep the boots upright. If you have a pair of shoes you want to keep, use boots vertically. If the buds overflow, they can form a permanent loop after several months of storage. If you do not want to invest in suitcases, try this trick: use an empty, dry bottle of wine to keep your shoes upright.

Easy to find storage solutions

  • There is a special rug for everyday shoes. If you and your family have a pair of shoes that you wear most of the day, you can easily store them in one place with a dedicated rug every day. Keep him away from shelves or jackets, and have his family take off their shoes and lace them up so they always know where to look.
  • Put on your slippers. If you have a large collection of shoes, you still need room for shoes you don’t use often. Shoe racks make it easy to place shoes on the toilet or bedroom wall. Choose plastic or clogged shoes and group them by purpose, align nicely and fit after each use.
  • Store your shoes in a shoe bag hanging on the door. If you’re short on space, grab an extra shoe bag from the store and use it to store your shoes and boots. This places them on the floor and fixes them so as not to damage the cabinet floor.
  • Put in a box for longer storage. If you have shoes that you haven’t worn for a month or more, it is best to store them in a box. You can use shoes from the original shoebox store or a clear plastic stick to find out which shoes you have saved.

Know what not to do

  • Do not hide your bedroom shoes. Do not store the shoes at an angle until they are completely dry. Wet shoes can form during storage, and they smell better when kept wet. Store your shoes in a dry and ventilated place before they are completely dry.
  • Do not wear plastic leather shoes. Leather and suede shoes need to be breathed when stored. Wrapping in plastic can cause mold or cover. Always wrap your leather shoes with acid-free, non-plastic cloth.
  • Get your cedar shoes. Naphthalene is made up of toxic chemicals that repel mills, but it is also dangerous for children and pets. Naphthalene also has a characteristic obstructive chemical odor that seeps into everything stored and is very difficult to remove. Save cedar dance or cedar instead of moth. Cedar rejects natural moths, is non-toxic and leaves shoes fresh.
  • Do not stack shoes. Many people stack their shoes to make more space, but this can cause the shoes to lose their shape over time. The slippers can be folded this way, but it’s best to store them side by side for larger build shoes. Even if the shoe is folded and rotated, it will bend if held for several months.