In many apartments, it is footwear that occupiesalmost half of the hallway. But these precious meters can be used for a completely different, more practical purpose. We will tell you how to "unload" the hallway, as well as how to properly store shoes and what devices are best used for this. A hallway requires neatness and order. This can be achieved in different ways - we have already written about. In addition, you need to be able to correctly position both and. With the onset of cold weather, another problem appears - we do not immediately put our summer shoes on the back burner. And in vain, because proper storage ensures a tidy entryway and extends the life of your boots and shoes. So how do you properly organize storage - both short-term (for the shoes that you use almost every day) and long-term (for seasonal shoes)? You will learn about this from our article. Wall shelves This is the best option if your apartment has a very compact hallway and every meter of floor counts in it. It is best to install shelves in the lower part of the room - this is more convenient. Wooden boxes can act as wall shelves, which you can paint in any color. Baskets and boxes Boxes and boxes allowto divide the shoe assortment according to several criteria at once. So, you can separate shoes, ballet flats, sandals and so on - by type of shoe. In addition, each family member may have their own "personalized" box - this will facilitate the search. Or you can stick a photo of a pair of shoes on the box. Our opinion:- Seasonal footwear deserves special attention. If, after the end of summer, you want to remove the sandals away, then choose a container for this, into which air will penetrate. That is why it is recommended to use wicker baskets. Shoe racks Shoe racks of this type are also called turbo slim. When using this piece of furniture, the shoes are placed on the toes and not on the soles. Shoe racks are very convenient in everyday life, but it is worth remembering the absolute disadvantage of such closed cabinets - shoes and sandals will not "breathe". Organizer Organizers allow you to store a lightweight andnot bulky shoes. The walls in organizers should be tight enough so that shoes and boots do not interfere with each other. Flat shoes, such as ballet flats, can be stored in a textile organizer. We advise you to place the organizer on a hook in the hallway or just in the closet. Our opinion:- Leather shoes require careful handling. Tall boots that are difficult to fit in a box or on a shelf are best stored on special shoe racks that can be conveniently placed in a closet. Bench or pouf A bench or pouf can be more than just a place for gatherings. In many cases, there is a place to store shoes under the lift seat. Ideally, if there are cells inside the piece of furniture, then the shoes will be neatly arranged.