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Old 05-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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Shoes...I know, Strange!

SO we're headed out for 4 weeks in our 3170. There are 6 of us traveling cross country. Each will have 2 pair sneakers/walking shoes, 1 pair flip flops/crocs, 1 pair rain boots.
Anyone have any great ideas where to store these? We'll keep the boots below. But that still leaves us with 18 pairs of footwear!
When everyone comes in the door they remove shoes (just like at home) and then we trip over them. Tried putting a bin at the top of steps but it was really in the way.
Please don't tell me not to take so many shoes....I have 5 kids and am well aware of what OUR family minimally needs!
Creative solutions welcome!!
Thanks, Stacey
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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When we had our pop-up I kept a waterproof box (actually a large footlocker) just outside the door, but in reach. When we got back from the beach, or the store, or wherever, shoes came off and went in the foot locker. As this sat on top of the piece of outdoor carpet we had under the steps and was under the awning, it worked out really well. The foot locker went inside when we traveled.

I figure if anyone was going to steal a bunch of smelly kids shoes and flip flops, they truly needed them more than me.

Ended up with enough room to keep charcoal in there as well. Funny thing, charcoal took away the smell. Bonus.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:43 AM   #3
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We wear one pair of shoes at a time. All the xtra pairs are stored in basement storage until required.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:45 AM   #4
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A couple of long wide storage boxes under the couch is our usual shoe depot. Just leave the lid off...
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:48 AM   #5
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Is there a door nearby that you can hang a shoe rack on the back of it?
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #6
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Half way jack knife the sofa...lift off the kick plate below. Store the shows under the sofa. Throw the kick plate into the storage compartment.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:23 PM   #7
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We hung canvas shoe pockets around our queen size bed.

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Old 05-22-2013, 03:15 PM   #8
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I got tired of tripping over shoes by the door so I built a shoe rack.
As it worked out I get 2 shelves, DW gets 4, go figure.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:35 PM   #9
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Good idea (I especially like the charcoal taking care of the smelly kids shoes!) but we don't leave our awning open all the time and I just know I'd have a box full of rainwater along with the shoes. Because no one would close it every time!
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:38 PM   #10
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Arefbee,

I'll have to see if that will fit. Thanks
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