I use the over the door thing too, but my kids each only have 3 pairs of shoes + their snow boots. It sounds like you need to de-clutter the shoes
Lacey, wife to a published author , mama to (7),(6), our Angel Faith born to Heaven April 2013, (8mo) and expecting another bundle November 2015
Hi there, not stalking you, just happened upon this.
Wowsers! 20 pairs! I know that the girl I babysit has a lot of shoes too. Jack does not. I often wonder if it is my own limited number of shoes that makes me have a limited nmber for him.
Jack has 2 pairs of shoes, 1 brown and 1 black. In the summer he has sandals and in the winter he has snow boots. Then he has a pair of rain boots for year round fun. So, there are never more than 4 pairs in circulation.
It maybe time to downsize on the shoes.
Each of my children have their own room, so they keep their shoes in their own bedroom. My son only has 2 pairs shoes so they just sit in the corner. My teenage girls have a LOT of shoes, so they both have a shoe rack in their rooms.
If space and money are issues, I would agree with the PP that cutting down on shoes would help, and in future aiming to be more selective about how many you buy. It's hard isn't it...I love shoes too!
And boy, this a quick moving board!
Whatever, Matey. I know you have nothing better to do than follow me around on here. And I am oh so interesting.
We use these from Ikea, one per kid http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90181124. But they have 6-8 pairs each, including slippers, rain boots, and snow boots. The boots all live with the raincoats and snow pants in another closet so the bulkiest stuff is out of the equation. Everything else fits in their bin and it works for us. They have enough that if a shoe is missing, they can wear a different pair, so I just throw all the shoes I find into that kid's bin.