|My meager afternoon snack :(|
In other (happier) news, I have sorted my shoe issue! For now, anyway. The solution is really not very attractive.
|Not the best photos, but hopefully you get the idea.|
The main reason I bought them: I was tired of picking up a pair of shoes and quickly throwing them across the room and asking the boyfriend to check for spiders. I am sure he was tired of it too, so a sealed shoe storage solution was needed. Besides, there wasn't any room for them in the bottom of the wardrobe anymore...
As you can see, each 'box' has 12 compartments, meaning I had room for 24 pairs of shoes. I shoved my sandals in there too, as they managed to squeeze in beside some softer flats. I managed to store about 30 pairs in them, all up. Unfortunately I had too many pairs of flats to even consider storing any heels in there. They are still in their original boxes in the wardrobe, and some shoved in a basket with some leftover flats and other shoes that didn't fit. Still not perfect, but at least my flats are spider-free!
Here is a link to an eBay listing selling these for around $3.30. They are shipped from Hong Kong, so they will take at least a week... but for that price, who cares? If you need a temporary shoe-storage solution, I'd recommend these. Especially if you have some shoes that you prefer to keep clean and dust/spider-free. Be aware though - they are flimsy, the separators between the compartments aren't joined to the bottom, so your shoes can slide around a bit when you drag it all out from under the bed, and they are not pretty.
Well I think that is quite enough rambling for today. I already have a post in mind for tomorrow, so come back then! :)