DIY- How to Make Shoe Racks at Home

 

Ever had this phrase ringing in your head, “I need a bigger shoe closet”. Why? Because you are a certified shoe addict. Is this a bad thing? Absolutely not! In fact, it’s a great sign as you always think there’s room for one more pair.

What’s the solution to this? So many nice shoes yet we just have 2 feet. Well, one idea can be to keep purchasing storage closets. This can be very expensive and space consuming. This blog post offers 6 amazing DIY hacks to create and design your personal shoe racks that are truly less space consuming.

  • DIY Shoe Organizer and Command Center:

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For busy households, this hack is excellent. This hallway command centre has the added bonus of having added hanging baskets. If you have kids who are into sports, you might wanna consider this hack. It’s time saving as you spend less time picking up shoes after the kids.

  • DIY Floating Entryway Shoe Rack:

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To have enough space at the entrance of the front door, you should consider this hack. It could also be used for the back door for shoes. They are also so easy to build and it doesn’t consume so much space. You can also build as many racks as possible against the door. The number is determined by the size of the family, this way as many shoes as possible can be perfectly in place.

  • Wooden Spinning Shoe Carousel:

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Carousels are lovely to have in the home especially the spinning carousels. These can be built entirely from wood and completed in no less than few hours, depending on you. The advantages of this hack are; it does not take up space and you you can either build one yourself or order one online.

  • DIY Ladder Shoe Rack:

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This is super easy to make and it is perfect for storing several shoes at once. This rack, doesn’t occupy so much space. You can either decide to build a new ladder or make use of an old ladder. So, if you wanna get so many shoes in storage, this is the hack to use.

  • Bench and basket storage:

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This hack is suitable for the entryway to homes or mudrooms, most especially if you live in mud prone areas or you can build it easily for your bedroom. The items needed are just a bench and an appropriate storage basket- which can be a wicker basket or a tote. All is dependent on you.

  • DIY Cardboard Shoe Rack:

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This amazing rack is made from empty cardboard boxes. This hack is cheap, easy and you can use it to hold all of your shoes. It also helps to save space as you get to stack the shoe cubbies on top of each other. This hack enables your closet or bedroom to achieve a unique look. If you also have empty cardboard boxes, this hack is a creative way to upcycle these empty cardboard boxes.

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5 Shoe Cleaning Hacks

The bane of every shoe owner is not the shoes getting old and worn out, no!  It’s the shoes becoming dirty. Most times we may try the conventional water and dry rag but this method doesn’t work for most shoes.

Here are 5 shoe cleaning hacks to help solve your problems.

  1.     Toothpaste And Water

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This hack is efficient for removing stains and grime from leather shoes and white soled sneakers easily. Coloured toothpaste may stain the soles rather than remove the stains. It is advisable to use plain white toothpaste. To carry out this hack, you are to

  • Use a new toothbrush and then squeeze whatever brand of plain white toothpaste you have on the toothbrush.
  • Apply water to the toothbrush, hence making it wet and then start scrubbing the dirty part of the shoe.
  • When you are certain it is sufficiently scrubbed, wipe off the shoe with a wet cloth.
  1.     Petroleum Jelly and q-tip

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Vaseline is mild and gentle on leather. To remove scuff marks on patent leather shoes, apply Vaseline on the shoes using q-tip (cotton bud). Vaseline helps to soften scuff marks as well as remove them from your shoes without any damage.

3. White vinegar and Water                                                    

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Water stains on boots can be an eyesore. So, to get rid of them, a solution of white vinegar and water would do the trick to ensure their instant removal.

4.Fingernail file and White Rubber Eraser

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These can be used to remove stains and dirt from suede shoes. They help buff away the fibers that is holding the stains and dirty shoes on the suede shoes.

5. Hair Conditioner and Boots.

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Hair conditioners do more than make the hair clean and shine. Leather boots can also shine and sparkle when shoe conditioners are used on them.

After cleaning your boots, they can be polished with small amounts of hair conditioners. The resulting effects would have the boots looking as new as possible. This is a killer right?

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5 Amazing Shoe Storage Hacks

This post will give you 5 shoe storage hacks to enable you conserve space as quality storage products both consume space and are quite expensive.
Let’s make your life easier!

  1. Keeping Shoes in Buckets

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I bet you weren’t aware that there are different uses of buckets other than water and foodstuff storage. Buckets can also be used to store shoes and stacked properly against a wall. So, the buckets consume less space and still store the shoes.

2. Nailing Paint Cans to the Wall

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This shoe hack is shoetastic for flip flops! As the paint cans are the perfect size for them. This shoe hack is really important for households that are large or for eccentric lover of flip flops.

3. Hanging Shoes on a Curtain Rod

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Curtain racks do more than hold clothes, they are also perfect for holding shoes like baby shoes and flats. So, if you have a dog that chews shoes or a little toddler that is highly energetic, this hack is definitely for you.

4. Hanging Pegs on the closet door

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This is a classic DIY hack if you have a closet. What do you use the back of the closet for? Well, the back of the closet and the wall right above the floor can be used to store shoes. Just attach shoe pegs to a board or you can fabricate this and your shoes are guaranteed not to fall again to the ground.

5. Tension Rods in Bedroom Nooks

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The rods used to hang curtains at home are called tension rods and they can do much more than hold curtains. In your bedroom, there are nooks that are empty and are parallel to each other. You can easily use them to hang shoes. The tension rods are light and preferably used to store heels.

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7 Helpful Hacks That will Make Your Shoes More Comfortable

 

Shoe comfort is one thing that cannot be overestimated. If your shoes don’t fit, then you need these hacks to make them much more comfortable.

  • Use Medical Tape

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Ever thought that medical tape could do much more than hold bandages and gauzes, they can also be used to prevent pain in the ball of your feet. So, before putting on your favourite pair of closed toe heels, use medical tape to hold toes two and three, this would ultimately reduce the strain on the nerves between them.

  • Using Dry Tea Bags

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So, you had a busy day at work and it rained heavily too on your way back home. Or say you have been so engrossed with your fitness goals that you keep forgetting to sun dry your gym shoes and both your shoes and the gym bag begin to reek of smelly feet. Not to worry, this hack’s got you!

Putting dry tea bags in smelly shoes or gym bags will absorb all the unpleasant smell. Remember the key word; Dry Unused Tea Bags.

  • A Pair of Socks and Hair Dryer

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There is much more to a hair dryer than just removing moisture from a recently washed hair. Hair dryers can help expand or stretch very tight shoes too! Neat right? How does it work?

Simply wear a pair of thick socks and the shoes will stretch. The hair dryer is then used to stretch the part of the shoe that feels tight on the feet.

  • 2 Plastic Bags and A Freezer 

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Now, if you lack a hair dryer and you have a freezer, this shoe hack is definitely for you. All you need is just two plastic or ziplock bags and the tight pair of shoes that needs to be stretched. Fill the 2 plastic bags halfway with water and put them into the shoes in question and then store in a freezer.

As the water freezes, it will stretch the shoes ultimately stretching out the tight part of the shoes. Physics 101 to the rescue!

  •   Using Maxi Pads

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The trick behind this hack is using the thickest and bounciest pads you can find. These can be gotten from any local supermarket closest to you. Maxi Pads offer that cushy feel a soft bed gives by providing your feet with extra padding. It also absorbs foot sweat hence reducing smelly feet.

  •   Using Heel Stoppers

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Why wobble when you walk on a lawn or a muddy terrain, when you can walk comfortably in your heels using heel stoppers. So, no matter how smooth the path may be or how rough the roads might seem, with a heel stopper, you are assured of avoiding a walk of shame *wink*.

  • Lip Balm for Blisters

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Lip balm not only prevents chapped lips, it can also be used to treat blisters that might occur if there are no other footwear treatment option available.

When you feel the blisters forming, you can apply some lip balm to the area to help alleviate the blister causing friction.

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Ladies; How to Recycle Your Shoes

Do you have old and worn out pair of shoes that you would like to up-cycle and do something entirely creative with?

Well, here is 5 up-cycling hacks that you would want to try out at home this week. The materials needed for this can be easily gotten so don’t fret about having to find them. Isn’t this cool!

Let’s get creative, shall we!

  • Up-cycling of Unwearable Shoes

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If you own any unwearable shoes or worn out shoes, you can upcycle them into something entirely different. It would have a new style, a new look and so much more. It all depends on you. To upcycle an unwearable shoe, you can crochet new designs onto the worn out shoes. In the end, your old shoes get a more stylish look and they get to last longer.

  • Dyeing Old Pairs of Worn out Shoes

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Shoe dyeing is another great hack to use in the recycling of worn out or faded shoes. The beautiful thing about shoe dyes is they can be easily gotten and one can choose to dye their unwearable shoes to any colours of their choice. Note that the dye used must be able to penetrate the shoe material you would like to dye as well as be water resistant and be long lasting. Whenever you notice the dye fading, try to apply more dye or it would be faded and patches of different colours can be seen too.

  • Use of Sharpies and Fashion Paints

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Fabric painting is an ancient practice that has evolved even to this very day. It is the art of using handy things such as paints, brushes and other tools to apply designs and pictures to all types of materials.

This art can be done on a worn out shoe using a sharpie and any fabric paint of your choice. Fabric painting is an upscale from dyeing the unwearable shoes to a whole new level.

If you do not know how to fabric paint, there are tons of videos on YouTube that can give you the information you need to recycle that shoe you have. What are you waiting for? Let’s get fabric painting!

  • Use of Shoe Glitters

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This recycling hack is fabulous for that pair of heels you love so much but due to so much use has become worn out. To spruce up the look, you can make use of sequins, glitter, jewels or flat back crystals (rhinestones). These are used to give those scruffy heels some bling that it’s been missing. PVA glue would also be required for this process to hold fast the shiny stones.

  • Complete Refashioning of Unwearable Shoes

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In this scenario where the shoe is so unwearable but you still can’t part from it, don’t worry, we still have one more hack for you!

You can retain some integral parts of the shoe that make up the skeleton of the shoe like the sole and change things like the strap or whatever it is that needs to be saved.

The feeling you get when you behold a new shoe, you  can bet you will get them when you view the final work.

So, did you find these tips very useful? Do let us know in the comment section below.

If finally you have given up on the recycled shoes that you own, we have shoes available in different sizes, 38-41. Place your orders, call/WhatsApp 08182336533.

 

 

 

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DIY METHOD ON HOW TO MEASURE YOUR FEET

 

Shoe-lovers, shoemakers and shoe buyers are faced with the simple but reoccurring problem of determining accurate shoe measurement and sizing for shoe. It also doesn’t help that shoe sizes vary per country or region.

Determining your shoe size is very important because your foot size can change over time, though, and even with the time of day. Wearing the wrong shoe size can cause blisters, abrasions, pain, long-term injury, and even back issues. So, don’t wear the wrong shoe size!

We have highlighted a few DIY steps in knowing your shoe size. Ready?

First off, before you begin this process, you are going to need some tools. They are;

 

  1. A ruler or tape rule
  2. A chair
  3. A pair of socks (optional)
  4. Pen, pencil or marker
  5. 2 pieces of plain paper that are larger than your feet.
  6. Tape

Let’s get down to business!

  • Tape the plain piece of paper to the floor, then sit down comfortably on the chair.
  • Place your foot firmly on the piece of paper. Ensure that your leg is bent slightly forward so that your shin is just in front of your ankle. If you are going to wear a socks when you purchase the shoe, put it on. If not make use of your bare feet.
  • Trace the outline of your foot on the paper. Make sure the pen or pencil or marker is held straight and not at an angle. If it is held at an angle, what you are drawing would be the outline of the sole of your foot and that’s not what you need.
  • Repeat the same procedure for the other foot. This outline is to be gotten on the other sheet of paper.
  • Mark the widest (width) and longest (length) parts of your feet. Use the largest of the shoe measurements gotten determine your shoe size.
  • Subtract, 3/16 of an inch from each of the length and width of your shoe. This stands for the small space between your foot and the line made by the pencil.

The final results are the actual sizes of your feet. You can make use of the shoe charts for more clarification.

 

How easy did you find these steps? Do let us know in the comment section below. So, the next time you want to get that #TFA shoe you love so much, let these steps guide you on the right path.

 

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