We had a bit of a shoe storage problem on our hands. When we head out or come in, we enter through the garage. And although our main entry is rather spacious, this one is not. Heading out the door has become an interesting game of twister - minus the large colourful circles.
Since it is a high traffic - yet small space - storage is key. Everyone needs a place to drop their jackets and shoes, and here is Chace's spot. You can also see a shelf where we all dump our keys, loose change, lego men etc.
The view as you come into the house from the garage...
yellow dresser that I made over, which is in the bathroom right off the small entry.
But the best part? This shelf. Not only was it overflowing, BUT it was chipped in multiple places (take a look at the corner). Not quite the look I was going for.
this and this where much too long for this space. So, enter RETUR - a recycling bin that functions in much the same way as the pricier shoe storage options.
Now, the RETUR doesn't look as pretty as some of the other options, but as I mentioned, this is not our main entrance - just our basement one. Here, function really was the most important thing needed and these bins fit that bill. Plus, I love the recessed top that doubles as a shelf for us to drop our keys, change, lego men etc.
The first thing I did was find my centre point of the wall. Since the length of the wall is 28.5", I made a mark at 14.25". Then I lined up the corner of one of the bins, made sure it was level, and penciled in where I was going to need to place my screws by drawing in the little circle cut outs.
Then I loaded up the bins! I loved this part! A whole bin for hats and gloves!? Bliss.
Chace's jacket hooks. As we determined earlier, children have a habit of growing. Larger jackets = jackets now hitting the floor when hung.
Here is how they looked before.
What sort of systems do you have in place to wrangle in shoes and hats? Are you using anything designed for another use? As long as we don't throw our shoes out with recycling then we are all good ;)