When it comes to storing shoes that you wear in the summer, it is not too difficult of a task. Summer shoes are light and breezy, and do not require a lot of storage space. That makes it incredibly efficient to keep your shoes organized between May and September. However, as the weather starts getting colder and your shoes larger and heavier, something more heavy-duty needs to step up to the shoe storage plate. Winter shoe storage can be solved very simply with just a shoe rack or two in your closet or entryway.
Winter shoes need to protect you from the frigid elements that present themselves between November and March. Therefore, they are quite a bit larger, clunkier and heavier. This can cause some problems if you are not prepared for winter shoe storage. As I mentioned before, it only takes a few steps to ensure your home is totally ready to store all of those boots!
Winter Shoe Storage Solutions
First of all, I would recommend a boot tray for your entryway. When the winter comes around, that usually means a lot of snow or rain. Sometimes you get both. Sometimes you get both at the same time. A boot tray is great for winter shoe storage because it keeps that mud and sludge off of your floors. The Merrick Engineering Boot Tray is a perfect example, as it provides a 28” by 14” surface for your boots, and comes in a set of two.
Now, when it comes to storing your shoes once they are all dried off and cleaned up, you need a shoe rack that can handle a bit of weight. That means skip on the flimsy plastic-framed shoe racks, or the space-saving over the door shoe rack. Storing these substantial winter shoes is going to take a little heft, a bit of floor space.
The Three Tier Mudroom Shoe Rack is the perfect choice when it comes to winter shoe storage. What is great about this shoe rack is that it is made from durable solid wood, and provides three levels of shoe storage. Not only that, but it also includes its own boot tray so you have a place to store additional wet or muddy shoes.
With these two simple solutions, you can revolutionize the way you go about winter shoe storage. Neither of these items is hard to find, and neither is very expensive. So now there is no more excuses for a muddy and disorganized entryway in the winter!