Tucked In

I love WordPress’s Tag Surfer. It pulls a bunch of stuff together for me and suddenly some ideas start to click. For instance on the issue of storage:

John and I do not spend time taking care of our shoes. I’ll come out and say it: it’s a fault. Shoes are expensive, so we should do a better job of protecting our investment.

The shoe problem is a storage issue. John and I have always struggled with the best way to store shoes. We have a rack that is only used when one of us finally gets tired of tripping over our shoes as they lay like lazy pets on the closet floor. The rack takes up too much room in our closet and the shoes slide off of it.

I love this solution. Letting gravity do the work makes a lot of sense. And it would help keep shoes’ shapes.


One person didn’t have room for this product so she made her own. (Thanks to Lucy at Lu Terceiro for the tip.)


Speaking of gravity, check out this set-up for keeping newborns near mom at night without the fear of the kid getting squashed by a snoring parent. A lever tucks under the mattress and supports the cute little bundle. I didn’t post a picture, but click the link. It’s worth it.

And while we’re on the subject of leverage at home, check out this collapsible book case.


5 Responses to “Tucked In”

  1. July 8, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    Hi! Just to correct one thing, who made the shoe rack was Megan, from Not Martha, and not me 🙂 I just find it a really good idea. Here: http://www.notmartha.org/tomake/shoerack
    best wishes, Lucy

  2. July 9, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Thanks for clarifying Lucy! I’ll update the post. Love your blog by the way.

  3. July 9, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    You mean leaving all your shoes in a huge pile isn’t a good way to take care of them? 😉 I think that is the neatest shoe rack I’ve ever seen!

  4. 4 juliebelle
    July 9, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    i think i’ll try to make the shoe holder by our back door. i have a similar solution right now, but it’s just not working for me. i think this one is much better. perhaps i’ll head over to home depot some weeknight this week for supplies. good tip!!!

  5. June 16, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Article writing is also a fun, if you be familiar with then you can write or else it is difficult to

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