We’ve had a shoe rack at home for years and I like it so much because it’s very practical, we can extend it for more capacity or shorten it for smaller spaces.
It used to look like this
But when we decided to move our master bedroom to another room we didn’t need it anymore, so I thought it would be great for my daughters’ shoes. They were really happy and organized their shoes there. They fit wonderfully, two perfect rows of little shoes! We closed the doors and we heard a noise, so we opened the doors again. Two shoes from the upper row had fallen… ok, we arranged them again and closed the doors. No noise.
At night they opened one drawer to take their pyjamas and two shoes fell off, and two more when they closed the drawer. Oooops. Maybe the idea of the shoe rack wasn’t as good as I had thought, because their shoes were flat, no heels, and short, so they didn’t had anything that prevent them from falling all the time. Ok, one more try, I reversed the shoes with the tip pointing up with the hope that the gravity or some magic make them stand on place. I closed the doors carefully. No noise.
The next day I didn’t remember about shoes, racks or anything, the girls were playing with some friends in her room having a lot of fun, and when their friends went home it was time to tidy up a bit. I opened the dresser and surprise… no shoes were ON the rack.
I had no idea on what to do, and we spend some days just moving shoes around until I had that bulb light moment. I was going to tie some twine to make a net and then the shoes wouldn’t fell off, isn’t it smart?
Now the shoes stand up nicely.
There’s no room left for the shoes to fall 🙂
We’re all so glad we found a solution for the falling shoes!
The girls open and close happily their drawers without the fear of making a mess with the shoes. And if you are always looking for ways to reduce the mess kids can make sometimes, you can have a look at our repurposed tray
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