Shoe storage hack for storing sandals and flip flops

DIY, Organization, Storage

As you can see, my entryway is so tiny that there’s barely enough room for the door to open. 

My apartment is a “shoes off” zone and I clearly didn’t have any space to store my shoes by the front door. To make space for that, I incorporated some shelves for shoes in the piece of furniture I designed to cover up the A/C unit  (in case you’re wondering, the cane webbing panel comes off when I need to use the A/C).

That’s been really useful, but living in LA, I’m always wearing sandals or flip flops and I just didn’t have enough room for that and my shoes. The solution came by accident during my office makeover: I had gotten magazine holders for my office, but they didn’t end up working out. I wasn’t sure what to do with them until I realized that they were the perfect width and height to fit on the side of my A/C unit cover! 

All it took were a couple of nails to secure them to the piece of furniture.

It’s not a lot of storage, but it’s enough to make a huge difference: being able to have all those sandals and flip flops stored together, and off the floor, keeps visual clutter at a minimum and everything is easily accessible, right where I need it.  You’ll see that I also snuck some shoe storage on the right, on the bottom shelf of the side table. I like that it’s tucked away so you don’t really see it, but easily accessible right by the front door.

That was only one of many projects that I did to transform this corner of my apartment and you can see the whole process in this video:


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