Around here we have a policy of no shoes in the house, which means the kids promptly remove their shoes when coming through the door. And that, my friends, is the problem. The shoes are removed and left right where they stand,being a stumbling hazard and, to be blunt, a nuisance.
Whilst brainstorming solutions I determined to search the ideas of fellow Houzzers and was blown away by their ideas. You will be too. There are cubby wall units that dreams are made of, laundry baskets and modern shelves that are heading to allow you to swoon. Why don't get started!
Built-in storage space is a dream and makes it possible to customize an area to exactly fit your needs. The particular shoe organizer wall unit shown the following is ideal for large households. Children's shoes can be stored on the base shelves where they can be easily grabbed; grown ups can store theirs up high.
Not everyone wants to see shoes lined up on the shelf, and if you're one of these, consider retrofitting a current wardrobe with cubbies. This will give you the same storage space benefits while providing discreetness, thanks to the doors.
It's not always possible or necessary to store every pair of shoes in one place. To help keep the shoes of the day off the floor, a simple shelf like this one is a nice solution.
A shoe tray by the entry is also a nice solution, especially during those rainy or snowy months.
For those who have a garage that your family uses to enter and exit the home, consider putting your shoe storage out there. This works best for play shoes and muddy boots.
Since a mother, I'm always on the lookout for solutions that will help ease the space and storage issues that come with raising a large family. With five children and two adults living under one roof, you can picture how something simple like shoe storage can get out there of hand.