Have you heard? Shelfies are all the rage. That being said, I thought I would take today to share how we handled a space / organizational issue we encountered here in Singapore. It is, the dreaded conundrum of limited closet space. (Dun, dun, dunnnnnn)
See, our apartment has no true closets. Instead, we have built-in wardrobes in our bedroom (seen HERE) and our daughter’s, as well as a small utility cabinet at our front door and the pièce de résistance, a bomb shelter off of our kitchen. (Side note- I have no idea why Singaporean homes are outfitted with bomb shelters, it is an extremely safe country). So we’ve had to get creative with our clothing storage, and especially the storage of our shoes as the floor space in our wardrobe is limited.
Lukus’s shoes live at the base of his side of the wardrobe, in the utility cabinet (not sure if that is up to code!) and within a storage bench at our front door (we’ve adopted the practice of no shoes in the house since moving to Asia). This left me with very limited space on my side of the wardrobe and nowhere else. Initially that meant my shoes took up residence along the perimeter of our room. This was neither visually appealing nor was it practical (remember, I have a toddler who gets into everything).
This is where this strange nook in our bedroom came in. This nook is both shallow and narrow, and as a result would not hold a desk or cozy chair or anything else. But, given the proper shelving unit, it could hold my shoes! Rejoice! Admittedly, because of its odd dimensions finding the right storage unit did take some time.
Once completed project Pick Up My Shoes came together quite nicely. I do wish it had doors and unfortunately it doesn’t house all of my shoes, but in terms of shelfies, I think it looks quite lovely, don’t you?
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