Entryway Solution: Rolling Shoe Bin

Here's one more idea to add to our list of ways to deal with slushy shoes. This sturdy metal bin has ventilation holes and casters, two features that make it a good solution for winter shoe storage.

The casters make it easy to pull the bin out when you need your shoes and tuck it under a table or inside a closet when you don't. The worn steel finish will actually look good with some slush stains, and it's easy to clean.

Found at Napa Style, these antique storage bins are $119 to $169—not cheap, but the idea wouldn't be too hard to DIY with a metal tray and some locking casters. If you're looking for a less expensive solution, here are a few ideas:

• Check out the industrial metal baskets at McMaster-Carr, which start at $10.
• Industrial supply store C&H Distributors also has metal baskets starting at $50.
• The mesh rolling bin from Stacks and Stacks isn't as cool, but costs just $36.
• The Skrin galvanized steel bins from IKEA are $25 and might work.
• The catalog at Ted Thorsen Material Handling has lots of industrial bins.
• Check out the FS Industries catalog for more metal baskets and bins.

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