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How to Declutter Shoes

Are your shoes taking up too much space in your closet? Do you have more pairs of shoes than you know what to do with? If so, you may want to learn how to declutter shoes to free up valuable space.


The first step to organizing your shoes is to gather, sort, and purge them. This will make discarding the pairs you no longer wear much easier.


If your shoes are too large or too small for your feet, uncomfortable to wear, hopelessly scuffed or torn, or stained and stinky, you’ll probably want to remove them from your collection.


If you have a pair of rarely worn shoes, consider donating them to a charity or aid organization. They may be able to give them to someone who can put them to good use.


Remove any shoes you haven’t worn in over a year (and it doesn’t matter the season either). Some people may prefer to use 3 or 6 months as their marker for determining a closet clean-out.


Once you’ve chosen the pairs of shoes you don’t wear, it’s time to think about how many of each type you want to keep. If you have a lot of similar pairs, it might be time to get rid of some.


Now that your shoe collection is decluttered, you can find a place to store them. Keep them out of the way, but also near enough to be easily accessible for putting on and taking off.

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