Shoe Racks: Are They Worth the Money?

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If you are like the average person, there are several different pairs of shoes in your closet. Some are for work, some are for leisure, and some are for special occasions. The thing is that you spend a lot of time digging through the pile on the closet floor when it’s time to get ready for whatever you are doing that day. You’ve thought about getting a shoe rack but they can get a little expensive. In the long run, you would do well to let go of the cash and buy a rack. Here are are some of the reasons why you’ll come out ahead.

You Protect Your Investment in the Shoes

Most of the shoes in your closet are high-end brands. That’s good because they are made to last longer. You can help by keeping them organized instead of allowing them to pile up in a heap. If you buy a rack and teach yourself to use it properly, then you will get more years of use from those Sorel boots you like so much.  Since they go on the rack instead of ending up at the bottom of the pile now and then, there is less scuffing and the shoes also keep their shape longer.

You Find What You Need Faster

Have you ever been in a hurry in the morning and can’t find the shoes you want to wear that day? What happens next? Most likely you get down on your hands and knees and begin to dig through all those shoes until you come across the ones you want. Since you are in a hurry, those shoes will be the last ones that you dig out of the closet.

If you have a rack, all it takes is one quick scan and you will find both of your Geox shoes together and ready to go. Along with being able to grab what you want quickly, there is no need to toss a pile of shoes back into the closet after a bunch of digging around. That helps your blood pressure as well as making it easier to get out the front door on time.

You Have More Room

Did you ever think that a multi-tired shoe rack would allow you to make better use of the space in your closet? Consider how much space is wasted between the closet floor and the bottom of the clothing you have hanging on the rod. When you buy a rack with at least two tiers, it’s easier to organize your shoes and make better use of the space. Once all your shoes are on the rack, you may find there’s room for a couple of new pairs. That’s great news if you happen to need a new pair of boots for winter or another pair of sandals for summer.

The bottom line is that shoe racks are worth the money. They mean one less complication in the morning, one more way to quickly know what you have and what you don’t, and one more strategy for keeping your shoes in top shape. Take some measurements in the closet today and then look for a rack that is the right size. Once it’s in place, you will pat yourself on the back for being so smart.

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