Many feet, many shoes.
In most households, there is a multitude of feet and consequently many, many pairs of shoes: sport shoes, work shoes, school shoes, slipper, flip flops.
- Are you treating your shoes with respect?
- Do you claim to love and not be able to part with them – but then just shove them in the bottom of a cupboard one on top of the other?
- Do you have broken ones mixed with outdated ones?
- Do you have sentimental shoes you know you will never wear?
- Are you possibly a serious collector of trainers/runners/ jogging shoes?
Whatever the answer, you might benefit from putting some thought into the how and why of storing your shoes.
- Decide on a shoe area to declutter (you don’t have to do all shoes at once, just start with one area).
- Take everything out: leaving all shoes in their place and just picking the ‘go’ ones will potentially create a negative emotion every time you make that decision. If they are all out and you just put the ones back that you love and will wear, it is a positive emotion.
You can then deal with the rest in a bulk decision.
You will get rid of 30% more this way!
This is where possibly some ‘organising infrastructure’ is necessary.
‘Organising Infrastructure’ are those items that are necessary to be able to organise in your home – like shelves, boxes and dividers.
read the whole article on the Howards Storage World blog here