You know how sometimes you come across an amazing little trick that just makes SO MUCH SENSE that you want to smack yourself for not thinking of it sooner? No? Just me? Ok, fine. Let me explain.
Lately I've been stressing about the jumble of boots that are piled on my closet floor. Every morning I open my closet and sigh because this is what I see:
I hate that it looks like that and I clearly have no shame now that I've shown you all the sorry state of my closet floor. I've been racking my brain and the internet for the best way to store my boots during the winter season and help them keep their shape. Oh, and I didn't want to spend any money. This called for a little ingenuity (aka the brilliant idea I stumbled across on my internet wanderings) and re-purposing of materials. A few old magazines later and this is how my boots now live:
That's right, ladies and gents, rolled up magazines fit perfectly inside the boots and hold them up straight. Brilliant, right? But I bet you already knew this trick because you're all so smart and pretty.
The best part is that this little fix was F-R-E-E. Plastic boot shapers at The Container Store can run $10 a pair and cedar shapers are closing in on $50. Instead, think about all the catalogs that are spilling out of your mailbox. This is the perfect way to use them and not feel too bad that you didn't add your name to the mailing opt-out list yet. Now you can take that money you saved and buy yourself someone one of those perfect gifts on our $25 and Under Gift Guide. Hooray!