Shoe Rack

Although summer is only a few weeks old, there’s an area just inside our front door that’s starting to collect summer shoes.

mess-of-shoes

They didn’t arrive all at once, they slowly started accumulating a few weeks ago, and the pile grew slowly enough that we really didn’t notice until all of a sudden we were wading through shoes every time we went out to check the mail.

Clearly something had to be done.

shoes-in-bucket

As with every problem, the problem of shoe clutter has a five gallon solution. I found out that when it comes to summer shoes you can fit at least 8 pairs in a single bucket.

And look, now there’s enough room to walk!

bucket-shoe-rack

If I had more of this size bucket, and lids to go along with them, we could just keep stacking.

In fact we could have 2 different buckets for the 2 different seasons in northern Alberta – Subzero and Mosquito.

mosquito-season-bucket

Speaking of Subzero – It’s already July, so it’s coming up real quick for us here. In just over 2 months, the snow will start falling and it won’t melt again until May.

snowy-lloydminster

A bucket shoe rack is a brilliant way to keep muddy meltwater off the linoleum. Boots are bigger than flip flops, so we’ll use a full-size 5 gallon bucket and leave our snowy boots in there where the snow can melt safely into the base of the bucket. No more mopping!

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