Creative Shoe Storage

Living in a small house with little space for storage means you have to get creative sometimes. Our back entryway is tiny, and it’s also the entrance to the basement, so having shoes there and trying to open doors is difficult and pretty frustrating. This is my most recent idea:


Coat hooks!

You can’t use just any coat hooks, though. They need to be at least 2″ long and point upwards rather than just straight out.

I am so excited to not be tripping over shoes anymore every time I walk in the door!


I’ve been fascinated by the idea of a tiny house ever since I first heard about them. I know my husband couldn’t live full time in one of them, but he says it would be cool to have one as a camper of sorts. Maybe we will have one some day, but if not, that’s okay, too.

We don’t have a big house – it’s just shy of 1,000 sq ft – so I like to keep it organized. My rule is everything needs a home or it can’t stay, and it has worked really well so far. Lately, though, I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed at the number of material items I’m responsible for. Continue reading “Working”