Nothing makes me happier than entering a nicely organized closet (http://leaveit2lori NULL.wpengine NULL.com/10-tips-to-organize-your-closet-2/). Clothing in its place organized by type and then by color, on matching hangers (http://leaveit2lori NULL.wpengine NULL.com/matching-hangers-the-main-ingredient-to-an-organized-closet/), of course! Shoes beautifully displayed and sorted, casual vs. dressy, then by color. Accessories nicely organized in their allocated homes. And then I looked down on the floor at a gorgeous boot collection and cringed.
I knew there was something I needed to do and as soon as that happens, I jump into action to find the best and greatest solution. Here is what I found…
I tried different things from boot sticks (http://www NULL.containerstore NULL.com/shop/closet/shoeStorage/shoeCare?productId=10034416) from the Container Store to rolled up magazines that were waiting to be recycled. Neither did the trick. The boot sticks held the boots together but leaned over, the old magazines looked like old magazines which is fine for temporary but not the look I was going for. I wanted something that was supportive, easy to get in and out and light weight. While checking out at Ralph’s, I noticed foam pool noodles on clearance and thought … Jackpot, I can make them!
These DIY boot trees are:
- simple to make
- come in a variety of fun colors to choose from
- can be custom cut to any size you need
Start by deciding what size fits best. To accomplish that, place the noodle in the boot and mark where noodle meets boot.
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Cut the noodle. I used a saw that was lying around in the garage. A kitchen knife will also do the trick.
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Place cut noodles inside boots and voila…
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One noodle can makes 4 boot inserts or 2 pair of boots and these fillers do the trick!