61 Pairs of Shoes and 4 Cans of Paint

I was horrified when I counted the number of pairs of shoes in the family shoe cupboard, and this number doesn’t even include the ones that are in the bedrooms! There are four of us in the house though and the cupboard isn’t just filled with shoes. Some of them are flip flops, sandals, boots and slippers.

Also, I have no idea why the cans of paint are taking up precious space in the cupboard, as we haven’t painted for a few years. I think I’ll move them to the garage giving us more room for shoes.

I asked my husband and my two teenage daughters what shoes they actually wear so I knew what to put back. They were busy with other things, so I’ve just put 26 pairs back in the cupboard with the shoes that they wear weekdays right at the front for easy access…

A tidy shoe cupboard at last

To be continued…

This whole process took longer than I thought this evening, particularly because half way through, my husband needed me to go to the shops to get a missing ingredient for the dinner he was cooking. Then after dinner we watched a nice family film together.

Everyone else has gone to bed now which is a very sensible idea… and I’m having to leave piles of shoes in the hallway which will have to be sorted out tomorrow. Most of the shoes will either be thrown away, recycled or go in a charity bag.

Until tomorrow



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com
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7 Responses to 61 Pairs of Shoes and 4 Cans of Paint

  1. My husband has a lot of shoes and he has them spread to different areas of the house, so they don’t appear to be a great number. He has reasons for all of them if asked to justify why he needs so many. I have never really liked shoes as I would rather be in my bare feet! My daughter has a lot of shoes, thank goodness she doesn’t live with us anymore I would lose my mind. When she comes to visit for 4 days she brings at least 3 or 4 pairs of shoes. Shoes are harder to get rid of than clothes. Good luck getting the family on board.

    • Thank you very much. I still haven’t tackled the pile of shoes in the hallway. The problem is, if I move them somewhere else, I’m just moving the issue. I’ll get the family on board later 😊

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