Winter shoes - a very expensive part of the wardrobe, usually bought for several seasons. Even in winter it takes up a lot of space in the hallway. But the winter is over, and the question is how to store all these boots and winter boots, because each family member has several pairs. The shelves are already occupied, the counter in the corridor is not rubber, and there are not so many in the closet on the floor of the place. But winter shoes for storage need not only provide good conditions, you still need to find enough space.
It turns out that the storage of winter shoes is a whole science. Someone puts it in bulky bags to make room in the apartment, and in the autumn finds out that the state of beloved shoes is far from the best. Having complained that winter footwear is always badly kept, such owners are looking for solutions in order to possibly put it in order. And in fact there are simple enough ways to avoid damage of footwear at long storage.
Proper storage of shoes consists of several stages:
- Preparation of things for long-term storage.
- Packing in special devices (trunks, boxes, organizers).
- Regular inspections and additional care, if required.
- Preparation of shoes for use.
Although this sequence of actions seems too complicated, in practice it takes less time. Let's look at all the steps in more detail, and also learn more options.
Stage 1: Preparing winter footwear for storage
Before storage, shoes must be cleaned and thoroughly cleaned from any contaminants. There should not be even the slightest trace of dirt. If some dirt can not be removed, you can use soap, special shampoos or other detergents. For leather shoes it is very important that its surface is clean and able to "breathe" during storage. The sole should also be thoroughly washed, and the insoles should be removed and treated separately.
The next step washed shoes should be carefully dried. Even a small percentage of moisture will allow bacteria and fungi to multiply, which can damage not only shoes, but also other accessories that are in the dressing room. Do not dry shoes with powerful heat sources or fans. To do this, there are several effective devices that can be purchased at shoe stores or made by hand.
The best solution is to buy special dryers that conduct antimicrobial and antifungal treatment with ultraviolet radiation. But you can use ready-made ideas that amaze you with simplicity and genius. An excellent sorbent of moisture, which can be found in any home, is a filler for the cat's toilet. It should be folded into a tissue bag and placed inside the boot. Of course, there is no question of antiseptic speech processing in this case.
The simplest repair of shoes before storage can be done by yourself, if you want to take it to the workshop, then you can do it only when it is thoroughly washed and dried. So that the shoes do not dry up, she needs constant care, before storing it should be treated with shoe cream. You can not handle shoes before storing cream on glycerin, as it dries very much the leather products. It is recommended to use Vaseline or creams on its basis.
Step 2: Storage Tab
For long-term storage of shoes, as well as other items of the wardrobe, special conditions are necessary. It can be damaged by microorganisms, fungi, moths or even mice. But even protecting your favorite shoes from the aforementioned pests, we run the risk of harming it yourself - just by incorrectly putting it in the closet and leaving it in this condition for several months. From the wrong laying especially affected women's boots with a high bootleg.
To keep the shoes in shape during storage, it must be fixed. It can not be packed in tightly closed containers - it must "breathe". Many keep the original boxes in which they bought shoes, believing that these are the best accessories for storage (especially those with transparent covers). However, the sizes of these boxes are optimized to take up a minimum of space in the store. Keeping shoes in a small factory package, it can also cause irreparable damage.
To keep shoes in shape, you can:
- hang with clothespins on the hangers of the closet;
- fold in spacious boxes or on shelves;
- Use a special box, trunk or organizer;
- insert a PET bottle or a collapsed magazine into the bootleg.
Prepared and folded in the box shoes can be stored in the dressing room, on the shelves of the
closet or in the pantry room, especially if there is a special module for storing shoes. But the balcony - not the best place to store products from the skin. Even if they are reliably sheltered from the sun, the climate on the balcony is still too harsh, so the surface of the leather shoes crack, lose sight and becomes unusable.
Properly folded shoes allow you to free space in the hallway and the entire apartment, while remaining calm for the safety of their belongings. It is advisable to install something inside that will hold the form. It is not necessary to use industrial arch supports or other systems, this role is perfectly handled PET bottle, collapsed magazine. A good option for stuffing shoes are newspapers, which not only securely hold the form and absorb moisture, but also repel the mole with their smell.
Stage 3: Ventilation and Regular Care
Even if the previous items are perfect, in the dressing room - cleanliness and order, and all the conditions for storing the shoes you fulfilled unconditionally, you need to periodically monitor the process. Seasonal shoe storage - the process is always responsible, but in the case of winter shoes, everything is more complicated.
The main difficulty is that winter boots have to languish in this state for three seasons. Therefore, from time to time minimal care is needed - shoes must be taken out of the box, dried, if necessary, cleaned and treated with a new portion of antiseptic, apply fresh cream, then cleaned.
Step 4: Preparation for use
After proper storage, shoes need preparation for use. Taking it out of the box, you need to make sure that it has a decent appearance, if necessary, to make cosmetic care. In addition, shoes are stored in dry conditions, so before use, you need to slightly moisturize it naturally.
To do this, you need to unpack it a few days before the first use, remove all the improvised systems for drying and put in the hallway. Having stood there for a few days, the boots will get the necessary moisture level and will be ready for everyday wearing without compromising your integrity and your health.
Let's summarize the sequence of actions necessary for the proper storage of winter footwear:
- Thoroughly clean and wash.
- Fully dry with the help of a special system or by applying various ideas on the use of improvised funds.
- If damage is present, repair the house or carry it for repair.
- Treat with special antiseptic.
- Seal the shoes from the inside so that it does not crumple.
- Fold in an organizer, drawer or other storage device.
- Periodically carry out minimal care.
- Prepare for preparation.
The rules considered by someone may seem insignificant, but careful observance of them will allow keeping the winter footwear in good condition for several seasons. At the same time, a place will be vacated in the apartment, no special furniture will be needed, and in the corridor or hallway it will always be convenient to assemble. If the storage is incorrect, the items of the wardrobe deteriorate much more than when used.
Organizer for shoes
We have considered all aspects of winter footwear storage, now it's time to touch a special device for this purpose. The shoe organizer is a large module for storing shoes, divided into sections (usually 6), which can be bought or manufactured by hand. The charm of self-manufacturing in an opportunity to embody bold design ideas that can come to your mind.
Functionally it is a large wardrobe made of dense fabric, fastened with a zipper. In separate sections, you can add shoes and other wardrobe items. The walls are sealed with cardboard to hold the form, and the upper parts of the organizers are usually transparent so that you can quickly understand what is lying. When there is no need for such an organizer, it perfectly folds and takes up less space than a small bag.
Using an organizer or any other shoe storage case, you will not only ensure the safety of your shoes, but also make life easier for yourself, as you will know exactly where the shoes are at the moment.