Does anyone else feel like this? Our shoes are like rabbits. They multiply and spill out from their container like nobody's business.
So, I started by taking each shoe out of the basket and putting it into a keep pile and a toss pile. As you can see, our dog, Scamp, was quite interested in this process. Then I took the basket outside and dumped out all the grass/dirt that was in the bottom. I swept up the area around the shoe box and the bench and replaced the big basket.
Next, I matched up the keeper shoes and put them on their ends into the basket. These are the shoes that my kids use most often right now.
All the others, like boots and cooler weather shoes were placed inside the red bench. Ahhh, it's looking so much better. Next, I attacked the pile of tossers and separated them into trash and give away.
There...it's all done...for now. I'll try to keep a better handle on those "wascally wabbits" in the future. How do you keep control of shoes in your house?