Everyone is looking for practical storage ideas. With back to school on the horizon, our thoughts are going to start turning away from flip flops and light sweaters, to runners, rubber boots and big winter clunkers. Of course that means empty entrances will turn into a mis-mash pile of shoes and boots of every size. So how can you keep everyone’s shoes organized and separated?
DIY Storage Ideas for Back to School!
This DIY crate shoe storage idea is a simple one that won’t take a lot of work – just some creativity!
Purchase wood crates from your local gift or hardware store (or make your own if you like). Pick a wall near an entrance where most people in your family will kick off their shoes. Anchor these crates to the wall and go ahead and get creative with their configuration.
Once you have the crates secured to the wall, line the crates with pieces of rug or laminate so that you can easily clean the gravel and dirt out of the crates.
Now you are ready to fill these DIY SHOE STORAGE CRATES with your families footwear. This is a great idea to keep shoes and boots off the floor and out of the way!
Another great DIY storage idea is lockers! This way everyone has their own designated space.
The bottom cubbies allow for shoes that are used every day to be stored. The bench above is the perfect place for little ones to sit down to put on boots or skates. The hooks on the inside are a great place to hang backpacks and jackets, whereas the cubby at the top is perfect for hats, mitts and other smaller items.
I love the idea of also having a homework area for the kids – this closet homework idea is brilliant. When the kids are done their homework they can close the closet doors and forget about it.
What are your STORAGE IDEAS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL?
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