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Old 04-11-2012, 09:40 AM   #31
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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

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?
My wife has (literally) well over a hundred pair of shoes. Her shoes are literally everywhere you look in our house. Every room, every closet. It's ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous.

But I have learned, over the years, that THE best thing to do is completely and totally ignore them. They're hers, and she has to deal with them.

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Old 04-11-2012, 11:08 AM   #32
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Best wishes to the three of you when the big day comes.

Pete if you have ocd tendencies now, better learn how to cope big daddy. 18 months from now you will not remember what clutter free looks like. And the shoes...you can put them away a gazillion times a day. Your little girl will be clop clopping all over the place in them for a few years and she won't even care if they match
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Best wishes to the three of you when the big day comes.

Pete if you have ocd tendencies now, better learn how to cope big daddy. 18 months from now you will not remember what clutter free looks like. And the shoes...you can put them away a gazillion times a day. Your little girl will be clop clopping all over the place in them for a few years and she won't even care if they match
This is good advice, Pete. I was like you in my single days. Came home to a house that was exactly the way I left it, when I needed something, I could go directly where I kept it and there it was. Then I met this beautiful woman, who unbeknownst to me, liked shoe AND purses. (Where she kept them before we bought a house, I don't know) Long story short, now I have 2 lovely daughters, 8 yrs and 2 yrs, with another due very soon. Everything is everywhere now. haha My only advice is to find a little area for yourself, and tell them to keep it clean and leave things in it alone. Then let them run amok on the rest of the house because if you try to keep it all clean, we'll probably end up reading about you losing your marbles in the news.
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I'm getting married soon and after reading this thread I am worried.

Its an odd setup with my fiance and I where we both still have our own places and bunk at each others places for the most part. We intend to move in together when the big day arrives.

At her place she has a dedicated shoe cupboard, I hope she doesn't expect to be keeping ALL the shoes when we move in together, we wont have enough room..
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I'm getting married soon and after reading this thread I am worried.

Its an odd setup with my fiance and I where we both still have our own places and bunk at each others places for the most part. We intend to move in together when the big day arrives.

At her place she has a dedicated shoe cupboard, I hope she doesn't expect to be keeping ALL the shoes when we move in together, we wont have enough room..
She may not say so, but she does. Just work through it. You'll be fine.

And congrats on the upcoming nuptials!
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OH man what have I started? Hahaha.

Anyway, thanks for the wishes - nothing yet, we are still going day by day.

Lou, good luck to you. My wife was one of the "I could NEVER live with a guy before I get married" types when I met her, but once she realized that living together for a minimum period of 12 months was a prerequisite to marriage as far as I was concerned, then she caved.
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This was the construction of one of her shoe shelves. She has 2 closets.
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That's an AWFUL lot of work for one pair of shoes, Scotchbrite....

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...I hope she doesn't expect to be keeping ALL the shoes when we move in together, we wont have enough room..
Oh! Have NO doubt my friend! She does! AND she's already got a mental list going of YOUR stuff that's gonna go away to make room!
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Did you see the movie Overboard with Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn? Somehow the first thing that came to mind was the shoe rack his character built for her character in that movie.

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