Around the House | October 7, 2016
“Out of sight, out of mind” might be your shoe storage solution. But with a few pointers on proper storage, you can keep your shoes looking their best and help them last longer.
Designating an area for shoes that see near-daily action can make those mornings where you’re rushing out the door less hectic. You don’t have to spend precious minutes searching for your work/school/all-purpose footwear. However, it’s a good idea to have a separate area for wet shoes to dry out. That could be a spot in the garage or a mat just inside the door – somewhere well-ventilated and dry. Make sure any wet items are completely dry before storing them to avoid issues with mold or unpleasant smells.
Divide and conquer that unruly pile of shoes in your closet. Tossing them all together on the floor can lead to scuffs and scrapes. Rotate your winter boots from the back of the closet to the front when the weather makes them your frequent footwear. Your flip flops won’t mind lounging in the back.For speciality or designer shoe options, refer to the product information on whether climate controlled storage is required.
Like us, when shoes are inactive for a while, they can get out of shape. Longer boots will fold over on themselves, and if they’re left that way, permanent lines or creases can form. Fortunately, you have a number of options to help those boots battle their self-destructive tendencies.
Find an ezStorage location near you conveniently near you in Maryland, Virginia or Washington D.C. Our self-storage professionals are knowledgeable and can assist you in finding a unit that fits like your favorite pair of shoes.