Monday, October 15, 2007

155 Pairs of Shoes

This is my 155th post and today I organized 155 pairs of shoes.
If I was a gambling chick, perhaps I would play the lottery.

Today I helped "Penny" get her home organized from her move about 4 years ago. Yes... 4 years ago. She has injured herself right before the move, then never caught up on unpacking and dealing with, "what did my sister do with my [blank]?"

Penny loves her shoes. And the goal today was to get all of them in one closet. She had them in two closets and her garage. Her sister just didn't know what to do, so just stacked them in the garage for her to deal with later.

First things first: How to organize the shoes?
I removed everything from Penny's closet. Separating the shoes into similar color and style. Then brought in the shoes from a second closet and all the shoes from the garage. Whew! That's a lot of shoes.

Penny has a difficult time bending over, so I suggested a couple shoe shelves for her closet. These would be great to store her boots, plus it raises the height of her shoes on the floor.

She came in after all was sorted and began to help me decide which shoes stay and which ones go. If they never felt comfortable, worn out or she could no longer wear, they were gone.

Penny probably got rid of about 25-30 pairs.
Plus, she found shoes that she has not even worn yet and they still look great and fit.
What a difference!

Now, Penny knows what shoes she does have and where they are at. She feels so much better now that this task is completed.

I have 29 pairs of shoes.

How many pairs of shoes do you have?


Debby said...

Now, that's way too personal of a question!!!!! Does that mean I have to count ski boots, x-country ski boots, slippers, etc. I think I need to give some to Sandy's Stuff before I count!

Angie Weid said...

Oooh, I forgot about my snow and hiking boots.

New total: 32

C'mon Debby, it's shoes.
Give up your total!

Anonymous said...

I don't know how many I have, but I think I wear only 5 pairs consistently during any given season.

Louise Kahle said...

I probably have about 50 pairs.
Not nearly enough.