Spring Cleaning Your Shoe Closet To Improve Your Home

We’re all looking for ways to improve our home whether it’s to use space better, enhance the layout, or properly audit everything you own. One area that’s often overlooked is the footwear part of our wardrobes, not least because these items are most likely out of sight and out of mind the moment we get home.

The points below are great reasons to start sorting, organizing, and managing these essential belongings!

Make your home healthier

Did you know that looking after your shoes can make both your feet and your home healthier? Proper cleaning is a non-negotiable step of the overall upkeep of your shoes in addition to removing any bacteria, debris or unwanted souvenirs from the outside world. After all, USA Today reports, “The outside of the shoes averaged 421,000 units of bacteria, compared with 2,887 on the inside. And fecal bacteria appeared on 96% of the shoes.”

Be practical for peace of mind

A good rule for assessing clothing is to consider the following questions when you’re reviewing your closet. Look at:

  1. What you have
  2. What you wear
  3. What you like
  4. What you need

Not only will this help you with deciding what needs to go and what can stay, it helps you to create a purchasing budget for purchases you need to make plus encourages peace of mind.

Manage your shoes season to season – smart storage

Another way to improve your home is to streamline your everyday items. Seasonality plays a large part in this as there are periods of the year where it doesn’t make sense to have footwear at hand that you can’t wear. Think, sandals when it’s snowing outside — there’s no reason to have them at the front of your closet when you need heavy leather boots. Review your shoes, then store those that are ‘out of season’ properly. You may need to invest in some storage however this will actually be better for the shoes and chances are it will save you money in the long run…that means it’s technically better for your bank account as well.

Take proper care of your shoes to better your home

To help you with even more tips, Walsh Brothers Shoes developed this accompanying graphic to better your home and your feet. Read through the steps for more ideas including shoe storage and extra tips for keeping your shoes and your home organized. Happy cleaning!

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