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9 Ways To Store and Care For Your Shoes Properly

Taking good care of your shoes is good not only for your feet but also for your pocket. Ensure your pairs' longevity with these easy tips

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Original Article: Arlene Sanchez Maslog Photography: Jun Pinzon (Main Photos)

Shoes are an everyday staple for all of us, as they protect our feet wherever we go. Because they are so important, it is only right that they be treated with the utmost care. After all, no one likes using ruined or smelly shoes. Use these tips to help you take care of your shoes, and make sure that you can use them for as long as you can.

1. Clean as you go

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As soon as you remove your shoes at the end of the day, brush off any loose dirt or dust that may have clung to them with a dry cloth, before stowing them away. Do the same to shoes you have not used for a while before wearing them again.

2. Slip and shape up

Keep your pairs in shape by inserting shoe shapers into them. These are available in department stores and in shops that specialize in home organization, as these help prevent shoes from looking worn-out.

3. Snappy feet


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Attaching photos of your shoes on their respective boxes will make identifying each pair quicker and easier. Simply take a digital camera (or your smartphone) and print a photo. A description of the shoes in readable font can also help.

4. See clearly


Shoe storage with see-through windows are great options, too. Use identical storage boxes to have a cleaner and more streamlined look for your shoe storage.

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5. Say yes to plastic boxes


Perhaps one of the most durable options for shoe storage is to keep them in clear plastic shoeboxes. These help make identification a snitch and give a roomier feel to your shoe storage. Keep moisture at bay by throwing a piece of dry cloth into the box.

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6. Have your shoes ready to go

Shoe organizers that are commonly used for traveling do well as storage. Plus, when you need to pack up for a trip, all you’ll need to do is grab them, and instantly your shoes are ready to go with you.

7. Beneath the bed


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The space under your bed can be used as storage, too. Just make sure your pairs are neatly placed near the sides of the bed so you do not have to crawl underneath to get your shoes.

8. Armoire! Armoire!


An armoire or console table at the entrance of your home are not only great decorative pieces of furniture but also smart storage solutions for your shoes.

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9. Sweet steps


Let’s face it: Shoes, especially when kept together in one place, can get quite smelly. Avoid this by making sure your shoes are thoroughly dry before storing them. You can also place cedar balls or any other moisture-absorbing material, available in most home improvement stores, in your shoe storage area. A dehumidifier in your shoe cabinet will also work just as well.

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This article originally appeared as “It’s A Shoe In” in the October 2011 issue of Real Living Magazine.

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