Shoes are such an essential part of any wardrobe. That said, it is still possible to have too many shoes. What should you do when that happens? If you guessed, declutter your shoes, you are absolutely right! Welcome to Day 5 of the MVMT 14 Bags in 14 Days Decluttering Challenge.
HOW TO DECLUTTER YOUR SHOES
Pull all your shoes out. Get the shoes from the closet, your entryway, under your bed, wherever they are! Inspect them to see if they are in good condition. The good news is that well-made shoes can usually be repaired if they’re starting to show signs of wear. Minor scuffing? See if you can polish or clean them. Heels tilted to one side or soles worn down? You can take them to a shoe repair shop. (But here’s the deal: you actually have to take them to be repaired!) If the shoes are beyond repair, toss them out.
SHOES FOR ALL SEASONS
We wear different types of shoes for different weather and different occasions. Make sure to keep at least one pair of shoes for every aspect of your lifestyle.
At People’s, we’re all about healthy lifestyles, so sneakers are at the top of our list. After all, you need some shoes for exercise! Looking for new sneakers to replace some worn out kicks? Try the ultra-comfy Fitkicks Live Well foldable active shoes, which are perfect for yoga, everyday errands or long walks on the beach.
We also live in Bermuda, so you’ll definitely need a pair of sandals. You may want to have one pair of casual sandals and one pair of dress sandals for work or going out.
When the weather gets a bit cooler, you’ll want closed-toed shoes, so keep a pair of loafers or ballet flats for smart comfort. If you wear heels, keep at least one pair of heels for wearing with longer pants or dresses.
Even though Bermuda is subtropical, the weather does still get quite chilly, so make sure to hold onto some boots as you declutter your shoes. Aim for one pair of casual, flat boots and one pair of smart boots (possibly with heels).
Last but not least, make sure you have at least one pair of formal shoes for dressy occasions. You don’t need a separate pair of shoes for each formal dress you own; look at the dresses you have and see if there are any shoes that are versatile enough to work for multiple dresses.
Now that all your bases are covered, have a look at the remaining shoes and decide if you really need to keep them. Have you worn them in the past year? Are they comfortable? Are they still your style? If the answer to any of those questions is no, it’s time to give those shoes away.
Wow! What a difference it makes to declutter your shoes! You should be left with much more space to arrange your shoes neatly.
Congratulations! You’ve filled up your fifth bag of the MVMT 14 Bags in 14 Days Decluttering Challenge!