Get Your Boots Up

It’s Handmade Monday and I didn’t have anything really ready so I decided to share an idea I had awhile back when I was trying to organize my close.  I have a couple of pairs of those scrunchy boots that won’t stand up and are always falling over and in the way.  I don’t have room to store them in boxes so I had an idea when I was going through my closet and getting rid of hangers.  I could use skirt hangers for them!  I’m sure someone else has had this idea, but here is what I did:

I used the stick on hooks and placed them on a little wasted space (according to directions which come with the hooks –very easy to do).  I did two since I had 2 pair of boots to deal with but I could have probably gotten 4 if I had placed some below in another layer.  I just held the first pair against the wall to see where the second hook needed to go.

Then I clipped the boots onto the hanger and hung them up.  Easy!  I think the whole project took me less than 15 minutes.  And it’s nice to have my boots hanging up out of the way and I know that they won’t get damaged or stepped on or forgotten when boot season comes back.  The only real difficulty was getting a good photo, but I think you can see what I did in this series of shots.

On the subject of organizing and those little stick on hooks, I used them on the inside of my pantry door to hang a lot of my little odds and ends like measuring spoons and cups and hot pads.  It saves me a couple of drawers and space is at a premium.  They really are a space saver!

I put them up after I got my cabinets refaced and replaced the louvered doors on the pantry.  It’s so nice to be able to put my hands on my tools!  I think organization makes such a big difference when you’re working on any kind of project.

OK, so I think I’ll head on over to Handmade Monday and see what everyone’s “cooking up” over there.  I know they always have some lovely things and some good ideas.  Just click on the link and go blog hopping.




  1. Wendy says:

    What a clever little idea. Boots always take up so much space. And I like the idea for the kitchen too – hmmm, while I’m cooking tonight, I shall be hunting around and seeing what could be hung up. Heck, I think this might mean yet another burnt offering!! 😉

  2. knitnrun says:

    A really natty idea. Thanks for sharing.

  3. A great idea for the boots. Get fed up with them being constantly creased where they just naturally fall over. Hope you have a good week.

  4. ooooh clever! doesn’t it feel great when things are organised! (not that i get to experience this feeling very often :))

    i really want some of those sticky hooks now! x

    • Susie says:

      I am Miss Totally Unorganized from the get go. I am internally unorganized so I have to do things externally to help me along. Not that I am ever really that successful. I’m still working on my craft room (note, it has not appeared on these pages and I started LAST fall!)

  5. fatmonica says:

    You’re so organised!brilliant idea.

  6. Hannah says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Pickle-Lily says:

    Great idea – thanks for sharing. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best! Jo x

  8. Susie says:

    Thank you all. And, I hope to be here next Monday but we are preparing for a potential Hurricane (Isaac) who is out there in the Atlantic as we speak with his eyes on us! I hope he heads back into the Atlantic and bothers only the fish, but we shall see.

  9. Planet Penny says:

    what a great idea, you can never have too many hooks!

  10. Martha says:

    Great idea about using free space. If you’ve got small living space (like i do at the moment, esp the kitchen) you start to wonder where all your stuff should go… this corner or maybe that corner? hmmm… 🙂

  11. Mrs A. says:

    Very simple but clever idea. I have all my gadgets in the kitchen hanging up but never thought to incorporate it into bedroom storage.Thanks for the info. Easy peasy when you know! Hugs Mrs A.

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