Winter shoes - a very expensive part of the wardrobe, usually bought for several seasons. Even in winter, it takes up a lot of space in the hallway. But now the winter is over, and the question arises how to store all these boots and winter boots, because each family member has several pairs of them. The shelves are already occupied, the counter in the corridor is not rubber, and there is not much space in the closet on the floor. But winter shoes for storage must not only provide good conditions, we must also find enough space.
Stage 1: Preparation of winter shoes for storage
Before storage, shoes must be cleaned and thoroughly cleaned from any contamination. Not even the slightest trace of dirt should remain. If any contamination can not be removed, you can use soap, special shampoos or other detergents. For leather shoes it is very important that its surface is clean and can “breathe” during storage. The sole also needs to be thoroughly washed, and the insoles removed and processed separately.
The next step is to dry the shoes thoroughly. Even a small percentage of moisture will allow bacteria and fungi to multiply, which can damage not only the shoes, but also other accessories that are in the dressing room. Do not dry your shoes with powerful heat sources or fans. To do this, there are several effective devices that can be purchased at shoe stores or make your own hands.
The best solution is to buy special dryers that conduct anti-microbial and antifungal UV treatments. But you can use ready-made ideas, striking simplicity and genius. An excellent sorbent of moisture, which can be found in any home, is cat litter. It should be folded into a fabric bag and placed inside the boot. Of course, the antiseptic processing of speech in this case is not.
The simplest repair of shoes before storage can be done by hand, but if it is required to take it to the workshop, then it can be done only when it is thoroughly washed and dried. To keep shoes dry, she needs constant care, before storing it should be treated with shoe polish. You can not handle shoes before storing cream on glycerin, because it dries leather products very strongly. It is recommended to use Vaseline or creams based on it.
With long-term storage of shoes, as well as other items of clothing, special conditions are necessary. It can be damaged by microorganisms, fungi, moths, or even mice. But even having protected our favorite shoes from the above-mentioned pests, we risk harming ourselves on our own - simply by folding them in the closet and leaving them in this form for several months. Women's high-boots are particularly affected by improper styling.
To keep the shoe shape during storage, it must be fixed. It should not be packed in tightly closed containers - it must "breathe." Many retain the original box in which they bought shoes, believing that these are the best accessories for storage (especially those with transparent covers). However, the sizes of such boxes are optimized in order to occupy a minimum of space in the store. By storing shoes in a small factory package, you can also cause irreparable damage.
To keep shoes in shape, you can:
- hang with clothes pegs on the hangers of the wardrobe;
- put in spacious boxes or shelves;
- use a special box, case or organizer;
- put a PET bottle or rolled journal into the boot.
Prepared and folded shoes can be stored in the dressing room, on the shelves of the closet or in the pantry room, especially well, if there is a special module for storing shoes. But the balcony is not the best place to store leather goods. Even if they are safely covered from the sun, the climate on the balcony is still too harsh, so the surface of leather shoes is cracked, loses its appearance and becomes unusable.
Properly folded shoes can make room in the hallway and the entire apartment, while remaining calm for the safety of their belongings. It is advisable to install something inside that will hold the shape. It is not at all necessary to use industrial arch supports or other systems, PET-bottle, a rolled-up magazine perfectly copes with this role. A good option for stuffing shoes are newspapers, which not only keep their shape and absorb moisture, but also scare the mole with their smell.
Even if the previous items are executed perfectly, in the dressing room - cleanliness and order, and you have completed all the conditions for storing shoes, you must periodically monitor the process. Seasonal storage of shoes - the process is always responsible, but in the case of winter shoes all the more difficult.
The main difficulty is that winter boots have to languish in this state for three seasons. Therefore, minimal care is periodically needed - shoes must be taken out of the box, dried, cleaned and treated with a new portion of antiseptic if necessary, apply fresh cream, and then put into place.
Stage 4: preparation for use
After proper storage, shoes need to be prepared for use. Taking it out of the box, you need to make sure that it has a decent look, if necessary, make cosmetic care. In addition, the shoes are stored in dry conditions, so before using it is necessary to moisten it slightly naturally.
To do this, you need to unpack it a few days before the first use, remove all improvised systems for drying and put in the hallway. After standing like this for several days, the boots will gain the necessary level of moisture and will be ready for everyday wear without compromising their integrity and your health.
Let us summarize the sequence of actions necessary for the proper storage of winter shoes:
- Thoroughly clean and wash.
- Completely dry using a special system or applying various ideas on the use of available tools.
- If damage is present, repair the house or take it for repair.
- Treat with special antiseptic agents.
- Seal the shoes from the inside so that it does not crease.
- Put in an organizer, drawer or other storage device.
- Periodically carry out minimal maintenance.
- Prepare before use.
These rules may seem frivolous to someone, but careful adherence to them will allow keeping winter shoes in good condition for several seasons. This will make room in the apartment, do not need special furniture, and it will always be convenient to assemble in the hallway or hallway. If stored improperly, clothing items deteriorate much more than when used.
We considered all aspects of storage of winter shoes, now it's time to touch a special device for this purpose. Shoe organizer is a large module for storing shoes, divided into sections (most often 6), which you can buy or make yourself. The beauty of self-production in the possibility to embody the bold design ideas that may come to mind.
Functionally, this is a large wardrobe trunk of dense fabric, zipped. In separate sections you can fold shoes and other items of clothing. The walls are sealed with cardboard to keep the shape, and the upper parts of the organizers are usually transparent so that you can quickly understand what is lying there. When there is no need for such an organizer, it folds perfectly and takes up less space on its own than a small bag.
Using an organizer or any other shoe storage case, you will not only ensure the safety of your shoes, but also make your life easier, as you will know exactly where the shoes are needed at this moment.