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What do you use to store every day shoes?

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TheOriginalFAB Fri 08-Jul-11 13:19:32

I want something for by the front door that isn't too big as the door opens directly in front of the stairs.

upahill Fri 08-Jul-11 13:42:18

Is it possible to have something custom made by a joiner?
That's what we have done.

TheOriginalFAB Fri 08-Jul-11 13:45:40

DH could make something but I don't do waiting and he is very busy. I know what I want in my head but haven't found anything on line yet.

jeee Fri 08-Jul-11 13:46:52

The floor.

ThatllDoPig Fri 08-Jul-11 13:48:24

I was thinking about getting some of those big plastic tubs, one for each family member and they can fling shoes in there.

upahill Fri 08-Jul-11 13:49:00

Get a joiner in and talk about your design and they will tell you what can be done.
It shouldn't cost much

FunnysInTheGarden Fri 08-Jul-11 13:50:24

we have a big plastic tub inside a cupboard by the door. All the childrens shoes go in there. We also have one for hats/gloves etc.

kbaby Fri 08-Jul-11 17:15:44

We have one of those pull out shoe draws in our hall(not that anyone other than me seems capable of using it)

PigletJohn Fri 08-Jul-11 18:56:36

a rack of shelves will do. You just have to make sure (some) of the shelves are deep enough for the longest shoes in the house.

Nicest solution I ever saw was at a furniture-makers. They had what looked like a small chest of drawers, each drawer-front was a fake, hinged at the bottom, and tilted down to reveal a tilted shoe-shelf.

You can also hang shoes, and boots, on pegs fixed to the wall. I saw this used at the Marine Mammals section at Sydney zoo, where the keepers are constantly getting wet. It enables water to drain out, and air to circulate.

Mollymax Fri 08-Jul-11 19:02:11

I have a plastic trug/ tub by the front door which the shoes we are wearing get chucked in.
It is easy to just lift and put away if i am expecting posh guests grin

osd Fri 08-Jul-11 19:06:07

We have a sort of bronze log box with drunks pictured and a sawn off bookshelf not the norm but works in our house. Shelf for shoes we always wear box in the hall for out of season shoes, high heeled and smarts and stuff we duplicate, the shelf is narrow and from argos and sawn off as it was too tall.

farrowandballs Sat 09-Jul-11 00:06:29

we use an oak swill basket next to the door, underneath an old oak console in which we store our hats and gloves etc. (didn't realise how poncey we were til I wrote that!) grin

redglow Sat 09-Jul-11 14:29:47

Iuse a nice pine bench where the lid lifts up.

SozyDod Sat 09-Jul-11 16:26:20

How about this:

Flexi shoe rack

TheOriginalFAB Sat 09-Jul-11 16:44:34

Not to my taste but thank you for looking.

We might have found something in Homebase and will go back tomorrow if we still want it.

PaintedToenails Fri 15-Jul-11 13:42:14

I use the floor and some artful stacking. And those who claim this is just a pile are wrong. Wrong!

BoysRusxxx Fri 15-Jul-11 14:37:15

Ikea do shoe racks for very cheap smile

FuzzpigFourFiveSix Sat 16-Jul-11 10:28:42

I use a rack we got in Argos, it hooks over the door and has individual hook things, I think it takes about 18 pairs, about 12 quid. Not exactly aesthetically pleasing but it's hidden away in the big cupboard (ie on the inside of the door) so it works well.

TimeWasting Sun 17-Jul-11 15:23:14

I've got an attractive wicker basket.

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