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Shoe Storage.

When Josh and I first moved in to our new flat the first problem we encountered was a severe lack of space for shoes. Josh actually owns more than the average number of shoes and I'm sure it's not hard to imagine that my collection filled two (or three) packing boxes. We had a clear out as an interim solution, but as time went on, more and more shoes were being lined up down the hall way, or pairs just being dropped in various corners of the house. When I say this you probably imagine something off of Pinterest - shoes dropped on top of magazine stacks or book cases. But it was never that pretty.

When we went to Ikea I had a firm idea of what I wanted for shoe storage. Everyone thought I was mental, but I was set on the white ladder shelves (most commonly displayed for use in the bathroom) to store our shoes. I'd wanted these shelves for so long anyway, and was a tad disappointed when we moved in and I realised there wasn't the wall space for them in our bathroom - but the hallway? In the words of Despicable Me: "Lightbulbbbbbbbb".

The shelves worked perfectly for our shoes in the end (phew - I'm now an interior genius, instead of crazy) as some shelves are longer and some shorter - perfect for the size 11/size 4 divide. There's a lot of space between the last shelf and the floor, so there are a few taller pairs shoes under there as well - leaving plenty of space for plants. 

I don't think I've ever been so happy with shoe organisation - Mumma October would be proud.
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  1. This looks great! We have the same problem with shoe storage at the moment, I just seem to find shoes all over the house. Maybe a trip to Ikea is needed. ;)

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  2. Yay! Such a genius idea Suzie. Your photos are Pinterest worthy. Xx

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  3. Love this shoe storage, especially with the white walls and shelving it looks so simple and bright! Great decoration ideas!

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  4. Such a good idea! I think most girls can relate to having many pairs of shoes :) x

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  5. I love this idea! It looks so great x

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  6. That's such a good idea. Looks super neat and tidy :)

    Sugar Sweet Style

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  7. The storage! I have found a complete copy of the topshop gold heel boots you have pictured here! They have even had the seal of approval from Amelia Liana!

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  8. I have this problem, my shoes are dotted everywhere they will fit. I need a trip to ikea....
    x

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  9. I never thought that shoe storage could look so tidy and nice! Ikea has the best modern ideas for problems like that.
    Xx
    PeMi
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  10. I've been looking for something like that in ages! What are the shelves called? :)

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  11. Love this! Such a cute way to store them :) x

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  12. This is so cute, i love it! x

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  13. I have my shoes all on display too! No point hiding them! Ikea is the best!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  14. I've been a shoe hider my whole life, but this actually looks super cute!

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  15. I really like the way to keep them! x
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  16. This is such a fantastic idea, currently my shoes are all crammed into my closet but I'm running out of room!

    Bramble & Thorn

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  17. Love this idea!! Haha, Liiiightbulb... Loved that reference x

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  18. Such a great idea, I love it xx

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  19. genuinely love this! something to bear in mind when i move out i think! looks really nice, calm and cool with the plants too!

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  20. ah it's lovely! So now if those shelves won't fit in my future bathroom I now how to get a use out of them!

    x Giada | Miel Café

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  21. This is a really good idea Suzie - I will keep it in mind if I'm ever struggling for shoe storage!

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  22. Love it! Yes, definitely a genius (lightbulb) idea! Plus, the addition of the cute little potted plant is lovely!
    xoxo,

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  23. How strange! I have been looking for a unit exactly like this! I found one on amazon is that where u got this? I can't see a link for it xx

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  24. Storage in a small space is difficult, what a great idea! :) xx
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  25. I think this is such a good idea, it looks great! xx

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  26. This is such a great idea
    all my shoes are in a mess under my bed at the moment
    Im definitely going to try this
    Rachel XX
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  27. Gorgeous pictures, love the space you´ve made it looks amazing.

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  28. Such a good idea!!

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  29. This way of storing them looks so cute, I love it!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  30. I love how you organize your shoes! and those succulents are adorable!

    Sophia | sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

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  31. This is super cute ! My shoes are just everywhere by the door lol !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  32. This post couldn't have came at a better time, I'm really in need of new storage, definitely going to purchase this, this weekend!

    Nik

    NIKJAMESS | Fashion & Lifestyle

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  33. This is a brilliant idea! And well, your black boots. Love them!

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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  34. Great idea and I love how these pictures have turned out!

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  35. Looks like a dream!

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  36. Looks great! I love how the white looks!

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  37. Looks so nice :)
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  38. this is such a good idea!!! looks really cool!
    alice x

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  39. it looks really cool, amazing idea !

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  40. This is such a cute idea! I love it!
    I could definitely use something like this

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  41. Love how it looks simple and bright against the white wall!

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  42. I love all your shoes! Especially the boots, top right. It would mean the world if you'd check out and follow my beauty and fashion blog:

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  43. Ah the pain of having one too many pairs of shoes. IKEA is becoming this obsession for ladies. You can get simply everything from that one store. It's incredible.

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  44. Such a great idea for shoe storage! Me and my boyfriend are going to have this issue when we move to our new place in December.. Don't know how I'm going to store my many shoes!!

    Baby Rebel

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  45. so cute and such a good idea!!

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  46. Shelves make such good shoe storage, I have mine on a billy bookcase from ikea.

    Laura | Breton & Blush

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  47. I love this as you can actually have all your shoes out and looking beautiful instead of hidden away! Beautiful :)

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  49. This looks great, such a lovely idea! H xx

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  50. I don't doubt that there are cheaper storage options but few are as good facilities. Staff is friendly and trustworthy and provides great advice about storing and moving items as well as about the surrounding area.

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