Shoes should be protected from dust, water and sun to prevent fading or deformation in the warehouse. If you can store your shoes properly, they will look good and last a lot of time.
Prepare your shoes for storage
Clean the shoes. Contamination of shoes, dust and other foreign objects can damage the material over time. This is especially true for shoes made of leather or suede. However, it is best to clean all shoes before storing them. Even if you want to store your shoes overnight and reuse them tomorrow, it is a good idea to clean them before you store them. Allow to dry before storing.
Sort them by time and purpose. After gathering all your shoes, heels and sneakers in one large pile, it is time to order your shoes before choosing the right pair. Separation by time and destination keeps the wardrobe and shoes in good condition, as if folded.
Look for a dark place with temperature control. Shoes maintain their best condition when not exposed to intense sunlight and high or low temperatures. The best place to store your shoes is in a dark, cool closet that is not too hot or clogged. If you do not have enough storage space, you can store it under your bed or on the wall of your bedroom.
Fill them with crumpled acid free paper. If you plan to store your shoes at least a month before the next use, you can fill them with paper to keep them in good condition. Make sure it does not contain acid as it can damage the material of the shoe. Avoid using newspapers, as they can stain your shoes.
Keep your shoes straight. If you have a good pair of shoes, keep them upright on the shelves. If the eyelids fall off, they can be permanently wrinkled after several months of storage. If you do not want to invest in shelves, try this trick: use an empty bottle of dry wine to keep your shoes neat.
Find a convenient storage solution
Keep a mat for your everyday shoes. If you and your family have several pairs of shoes that you wear almost every day, then a convenient way to keep them in one place is to buy a special shoe mat every day. Keep it on the club door or jacket and ask family members to take off their shoes and hang them up carefully so they always know where to find them.
Wear sandals. When you have a large selection of shoes, you need extra storage space for shoes that you rarely wear. Shoe racks make it easy to place shoes in a closet or on a bedroom wall. Choose plastic shoes or clogs and group the shoes correctly, put them on properly, and put them back on after each use.
Store your shoes in bags that are hung at the door. If you’re short on storage space, grab an extra shoe bag from the store and store your shoes as a pair. This means they stay on the floor and protect against collisions with the cabinet floor.
Place them in cardboard boxes for longer storage. If you are storing shoes that will not be worn for a month or more, it is best to store them in a box. You can store shoes in their original packaging, or use clear plastic containers to view stored shoes.
Find out what can’t be done
Avoid storing wet shoes. Do not put shoes in containers, not even gloves, until they are completely dry. Wet shoes may become moldy during storage. When wet, they emit an unpleasant odor. Place the shoes in a dry, well-ventilated place before storing them until they are completely dry.
Do not wrap leather boots in plastic. Inhale leather and suede shoes during storage. If you wrap them in foil, they may form or change color. Always wrap your shoes with an acid-free bandage instead of plastic.
Put on cedar shoes, not neighbors. Butterfly Balls are made of toxic chemicals that repel butterflies, but are also dangerous to children and pets. Kooballs also have a special suffocating chemical smell that permeates whatever they steal and is very hard to get rid of. Don’t take off your shoes with dog balls, but with cedar balls or cedar gardens. Cedars are a natural moth repellent, non-toxic and allow your shoes to cool down.
Do not stack shoes on top of each other. Many people put their shoes on for more space. Thanks to this shoe compartment, they can lose their shape over time. The flip-flops can be folded this way, but for shoes with a larger body, it’s best to keep them side by side. Even if you fold it upside down, months of storage can twist.