By Jennifer Bishop | Houzz.com
Organizing doesn't have to be all function and no form. Our beloved shoe collections offer just the right opportunity to join the worlds of organizing and beauty. Whether your closet is palatial or puny, I think you'll find that these ideas can be adapted to any size space.
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1. Using crown molding to hang heels on the wall is a great alternative to shelving. It can also be a great space-saver, since all of us don't have a walk-in closet, and this technique can be used on any wall.
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2. Here's that same idea using wired shoe shelving instead. I've also seen towel rods used for this concept.
3. Pant hangers with adjustable clips are the perfect way to to keep boots from flopping over. No need to keep those boxes wheyou have this fantastic yet functional display.
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4. Taking your storage up above the door is a smart solution we can all turn to, now matter how small the
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