if you're anything like me you might find your shoes are a royal pain to keep tidy? they end up scattered around my house and even when I do stack them neatly under my clothes rails they're constantly getting tangled up and dusty!

so james came up with a wicked solution.. why didn't I photograph and store them away? 

I took photographs of all the shoes I didn't wear often (but still loved) I put them into old shoe boxes and popped the polaroid of whatever shoes were tucked inside onto the front!

btw. my weapon of choice was my pink instax which takes super cute intant snaps!


voila, I can see what I have without messing up my dressing room hunting for shoes! I've even managed to fit more than one pair into some of the bigger boxes to save space. I've stacked my favourites under my clothes rails and put the others into my bedroom cupboard. I've tried to follow a few rules to stay organised:

-I've packed away summer shoes, but I can see where they are easily if I need them. 

-I've been strict and bagged up those I don't wear for my local charity shop.

-I've picked out the 5 pairs I wear most day to day and left them within easy reach.

I'm super pleased with how much more floor space I now have.. those dang shoes were taking over. It's also a great way to keep on track of what you have (I found some I'd forgotten about which I'll now wear again) and the pictures are a quick reference guide for when you're hunting in cupboards for those elusive strappy sandals...

would you be tempted to try this too?

caroline x




30 comments

  1. This is such a genius idea!!! I so need one of those cameras.. what a perfect excuse xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. absolutely! defo one for the xmas wishlist ;) xx

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  2. That's a pretty awesome idea Caroline! Pointless for me mind as I don't own many shoes lol!
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  3. Love this idea, Mine just sit in an unsightly looking pile!
    Summer x

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    1. yep- sounds like mine before this haha! :) xx

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  4. This is so cute, and such a clever idea too x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks holl- thank god for my bf ;) xx

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  5. This is such a great tip for someone like me wh is a shoe lover as well. Keeping track of shoes will be easy and organized. Thank for sharing this! ;)

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    1. oh my pleasure- I hoped it might help someone else :) xx

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  6. Such a clever way to keep everything organized!

    xx
    Ana Leote

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  7. I saw your tweet on this and thought it was an amazing idea!

    LIVE . IN . LOVE

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  8. This is SUCH a good idea! Love it!

    www.franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. This is such a good idea, shoes are one of the biggest struggled I have when it comes to organising.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  10. this is such an original idea and i love how it looks especially the Polaroid images
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  11. This is a great idea... Great post! I actually really need to do this. Thanks for the tips xx
    Trend-Mae

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  12. Very nice idea xx

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  13. I love this idea! I own alot of clumpy boots so they take up ALOT of space! x

    The Style Rogue

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  14. WOW its an amazing idea!! i need this because i don't know where put my shoes, my closet is full LOL

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