Do you wish you had a better way to store your flat shoes?
Are all of your sandals, flats, and flip flops tossed in the corner of your closet? Do you find it hard to keep pairs together? Well, we have a super easy way to keep them organized neatly and you get to recycle, too! Soda bottle shoe storage!
We live in Florida and people here wear sandals and flip flops all year round. So, we usually have a lot of pairs and they can really be difficult to keep neatly organized in a closet. If you stack them up or hang them on a shoe rack, they get all bent out of shape and then don’t fit right. And it’s even worse if you store them that way and don’t wear them often. They get permanently bent of shape!
So, I’d like to share one of my favorite FREE organizing tips today to help you get those shoes in order. After all, I named my organizing business The Economical Organizer for a reason. I like to reuse items in my organizing rather than purchasing new (and sometimes expensive) storage pieces.
So here’s how to make some great soda bottle shoe storage!
First, save up those 2 liter bottles. My daughter and I both love Diet Coke, so it didn’t take us long to save up some bottles. If you don’t drink soda, ask family, friends, or co-workers if they would save a few empty 2 liter bottles for you.
Make sure the bottle is clean and dry.
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Remove the label. I used a utility knife, like these.
Using a utility knife or a pair of scissors, cut the top of the bottle off right where it begins to widen out. You want your organizer to basically be a uniform-sized cylinder.
And that’s it!
How easy is that????
Now just add the shoes!
As you can see in the picture, we have my daughter’s shoes in the bottle with one shoe up and one shoe down. We just found that made them easier to put in the bottle.
You can simply line the bottles up in the closet in whatever amount works for your space. But, if you have carpet and find that the bottles tip over, you can paper clip the sides of the bottles to each other in rows. They will be sturdier and less likely to tip over that way.
So, now that your flats are organized, here is another way to organize for FREE! Save up your empty cereal and other cardboard boxes to create custom storage in your junk drawer!
~ Pam 🙂
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