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CoconutPete 04-05-2012 01:01 PM

Your wifes shoes........
Fellow DIY'ers .... I see some of the amazingly creative things you post about and I was wondering what you do about this. All of you who live with your significant other - whether you are married or not - there's an 80% chance you have experienced this.

Her shoes :thumbup:

They are everywhere.
There are a lot of them.
They are tiny, but there are a LOT of them.
They are under the bed.
They are under the dresser.
They are behind the door.
They are under the OTHER dresser.
They are under her nightstand.

I see furniture all the time meant to organize shoes, the problem is - they usually don't accept more than 3, 4 or 5 pairs of shoes. My wife has a pretty good amount of shoes. Like I said, they are tiny but there are a lot of them. The fact that they are tiny should make it a very manageable task to organize them if the right piece of furniture was built.

So .... Have any of you ever attempted this?

jbfan 04-05-2012 01:05 PM

I bouhgt all the shoes racks that would fit inside one closet, then I gave up!!!:no:
She complains when my 3 pair of shoes are out on the floor at the same time!!:huh:

CoconutPete 04-05-2012 01:10 PM

Hmm ... unless I can free up closet space that ain't happening.

She doesn't complain and nether do I, I'd just like to do something with them because I have a slight case of OCD and I think I might drop subliminal hits to her sometimes and I don't want her to feel like she needs to get rid of them. After all I have tools everywhere.

gma2rjc 04-05-2012 01:30 PM

All I can suggest is lots of those little clear plastic shoe boxes, stacked on top of each other - with a picture at the end of each box showing what pair is inside.

I feel your pain. Be thankful she doesn't hoard clothes too.

AtlanticWBConst. 04-05-2012 01:36 PM

I was expecting this to be a shoe spam thread, based on the title...

creeper 04-05-2012 01:41 PM

I'm with you Barb. Stack 'em a mile high

Keeps the dust off them too, if you wear them as often as I don't

CoconutPete 04-05-2012 01:52 PM


Originally Posted by AtlanticWBConst. (Post 892375)
I was expecting this to be a shoe spam thread, based on the title...

Sorry .... I don't have any fake Air Jordans or Gucci sandals to offer :jester:

I appreciate the idea with the boxes, but after 2 weeks I would just have Shoes, boxes and lids everywhere. I need something that's 1 giant fixture.

creeper 04-05-2012 02:08 PM

Pete: I think the scenario you've created makes me think you'd end up with an empty giant fixture, with shoes
under the dresser
under the nightstand
under the bed
behind the door
disorganization and scattered is one of my downfalls too.

CoconutPete 04-05-2012 02:44 PM

HA! Yes, but you see: The difference would be when I come through with the vacuum (and it's NO joke when I come through with the vacuum) I could take about 30 seconds of prep time to just "toss" the shoes back in the compartments before I go nuts with the vacuum! And since the shoes would then be in their place it would be really easy for me to vacuum:

Under the dresser
under the nightstand
under the bed
behind the door.:thumbup:

43harley45 04-05-2012 03:22 PM

OK Pete...we're going to work on the nut part of your name. You gotta have some balls here.
Tell her that when you vacuum, every time you have to pick up a pair of shoes - they go in the garbage and YOU are not paying to replace them. At the very least...your significant other will take over the vacuuming chores so you can go play with your tools and build a boat, coffin, scooter...whatever hahahahaha

creeper 04-05-2012 05:16 PM


Pete do not listen to this imposter...Do not come between a woman and her shoes...

Do you remember John and Lorena Bobitt???

kbsparky 04-05-2012 05:17 PM

No shoes ... she runs around barefoot ...

Jackofall1 04-05-2012 05:20 PM

Get yourself a labrador puppy, he will take care of every shoe he get his mouth on........:yes:


Ravenworks 04-05-2012 06:23 PM

Send her to see a shrink,I think she has a shoe fetish

concretemasonry 04-05-2012 08:47 PM

My wife is a shoe freak and buys them cheap at Goodwill and similar stores.

One day I looked at the shoes and took 45 pair and applied colored dot stickers to each, threw them into a bin/tub and put is the garage. I became to know each pair. About a year later, I did the same for another 40 pair or so and they were not missed.

Recently, she showed me her latest conquest in shoe buys and I recognized it and then went into one of the bins and pulled out the same pair with stickers on the toe that were never used. Now we are down to reasonable level of shoes (rotated reasonably) and Goodwill has an excess of shoes and we got the donation credit for taxes. - A lot easier then a fight, but it took a while to prove the point.


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