Home is Where You Hang Your Boots

Yesterday we wrote about closet solutions for those with little or no closet space. It got us thinking about how to best utilize the space that we do have. One problem we always seem to encounter is the pile of shoes that accumulates, without fail, on the floor of the closet. For our running shoes and “knockaround” shoes, this is no big deal. But we started thinking that there had to be a better solution for our collection of boots. That’s when we found this great idea…

While browsing Martha Stewart’s site, we discovered her article on creating boot hangers out of cedar boot trees. We absolutely love this idea, as we have a few pairs of boots that we really ought to take better care of, and this helps them to keep their shape and utilize a low closet rod that we have.

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In her article, she opted for the high-quality cedar trees, and simply replaced the knob that comes on top with a large cup hook, making them closet-rod-ready. Cedar trees like these are available at The Container Store for $59.

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We love the look and the deodorizing qualities of cedar. The price tag, though, seems a bit high for us right now. Fear not, The Container Store and Hanger City come to the rescue with more affordable plastic options that will only set you back around $10. (It appears that they are currently on sale at The Container Store, for just $7.99!)

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We will be adding a few of these to our closet in our ever-vigilant effort to get more organized and conserve space!