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Polaroids and $1 Shoe Organizer

Polaroid & $1 Shoe Organizer

y’all….
part of me can’t believe that I am going to let you see a portion of my closet. the other part of me wonders why, everyday, that I haven’t tackled it sooner.
even husband said tonight ‘seems like you have been working on this for days.’ actually only hours, between carpooling everyone, the grocery store and bedtime.
But I have been talking about it for weeks, its just the follow through where I fail.

Let’s be honest (almost typed that out like Pitch Perfect, but caught myself), I am not an organized person. I try, Lord knows I try. But the shoes always have the upper hand and I am drowning once again, gasping for air…..  And when they are in their pile, I only wear the top few.
In our last house, I had grabbed plastic shoe boxes to store my goods in because I didn’t have the room or shelving for them.  And guess what survived the fire? Yup, some of the shoes in the boxes. So you bet I went and stocked up on some more. Hey, it was 99 cents y’all.
Dang it, I feel another song coming on. Guess it was lip synching Sunday around here.

We have a larger, odd shaped closet:

master closet

The space between the top shelf and the ceiling on my side begins at 4 foot and slants down to about 1 foot. Good Gravy….so much space but not very deep.
So my shoes have sat like this:

Polaroid & $1 Shoe Organizer

And this…(don’t look at my clothes, I repeat, don’t look. I organize and sort, only to shove in when I am doing laundry at midnight)

Polaroid & $1 Shoe Organizer

So I dumped them all out, sorted and got to work.

Polaroid & $1 Shoe Organizer

Crazy easy, just snapped a pic with the Fuji Instax (camera HERE, film HERE), wrote down a small description and attached it to the box (found HERE).
Why use a polaroid? Sure the film is higher, but I didn’t waist my ink printing it out on my own, or have to pay and wait on the film department at the corner store. This literally took less than a minute per pair.

Polaroid & $1 Shoe Organizer Polaroid & $1 Shoe Organizer

I knew I already had a mad obsession with sneakers, but flats? Who knew…

Polaroid & $1 Shoe Organizer

I had three larger boxes left over, so I put all of my Toms in one, and sorted my smaller sandals.

Polaroid & $1 Shoe Organizer

The heels? Oh no, those weren’t shoved into boxes…some of those have glitter on them for crying out loud….
I will post next week how I tackled those.

Polaroid & $1 Shoe Organizer

  • Rachel Garay

    What a good idea! Makes me want to organize my closet- but mine is way smaller than yours and shared by hubby.

    • http://twothirtyfivedesigns.blogspot.com/ Two Thirty~Five Designs

      I share this with him, he’s to me left ;)
      At our last house I did this, just on the floor and turned side to side behind my shirts.

      • Rachel Garay

        :) I just now noticed your heels . Goodness you have a lot of shoes ! You must come across a lot of great deals. Rachel http://Garaytreasures.wordpress.com

        • http://twothirtyfivedesigns.blogspot.com/ Two Thirty~Five Designs

          I never get rid of shoes, like ever! I have a bunch from highschool but I cleaned out a ton.

          • Rachel Garay

            I know what you mean . Too many memories!

  • http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com/ Adri Cisneros

    This just reminds me I should start organizing my closet. This might be a good first start.
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

    • http://twothirtyfivedesigns.blogspot.com/ Two Thirty~Five Designs

      Its always the one area I put off!!
      Good luck!

  • 20jomiller11

    I will check back in a day or so to see if you respond to this, but my question is this……why would you go to the trouble of putting pics on the “see through” boxes in the first place. The shelf looks beautiful with the refurbished boxes with the pics, but couldn’t you already see what was in there? What am I missing? BTW – I do think the boxes are a great idea and one that I will do this weekend. The floor in my closet is littered with shoes – so there’s really no excuse for not doing this organizational skill…..but still wondering what your response will be to my ???

    Thanks.

    • http://twothirtyfivedesigns.com/ Two Thirty~Five Designs

      The shelf is over 9 foot off of the ground, so the stacked boxes go up past 12 feet.
      When you are standing in the closet, all you can see, if anything at all, is the very tip of the shoe, some you can see anything. I have pictures so I know what pair is in which box, without having to take down and open every box.

      • 20jomiller11

        Oooooo Kkkkkkk – now THAT makes sense – Great idea :) Thanks for the explanation.

  • 20jomiller11

    Before organizing, does anyone clean the “bottom” of shoes to remove all the dirt/germs picked up through the day? And if so…..what to use and is there an easy way to do it???