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Custom Organization Systems Bring Order To Your Baltimore Closet and Mudroom

4 minute read, by Closet America, on May 25, 2016

An organizational solution that incorporates an adjustable shoe rack for your mudroom and closets can make a big difference for your on- and off-season shoes.

To say it’s been a rainy spring here in Baltimore is an understatement, enough of one to get a soggy umbrella thrown at you. It’s been a rain-soaked spring, with two weeks of rain in a row recently, approaching a record set in 1935. It’s muddy and gross. It’s been an unpredictable spring, with sun in April and rain in May, instead of the other way around, and we’re ready for the summer. Variability is hard on a lot of things—people’s moods, for one—but it’s especially hard on your shoe racks and your closets.

Shoe racks probably aren’t the first thing you think about when pondering the unpredictable weather, but they are something you deal with every day. You need a lot of space and room when you don’t know if it’s going to be a galoshes or a flip-flops kind of day. That can create cluttered and messy closets, where you’re always digging through piles of shoes to find the right one. That’s why an organizational solution that incorporates an adjustable shoe rack, as well as custom-designed shelving options for mudrooms or garages, can make a big difference for your on-or-off season shoes.

Start Organizing Your Shoes With a Custom-Designed Mudroom

Not every family has a mudroom, but those that do know they can very quickly get messy and disorganized. That’s why a custom-designed organizational system is so useful for this area of the house—otherwise, shoes, coats, and accessories end up a jumbled and ugly mess. A good mudroom organizational system may have hooks and baskets and cabinets, but for shoes, you’ll want a sturdy, organized, shoe shelving unit.

A shoe shelving unit is perfect for shoes that you are going to be taking off and on a lot, especially during muddy springs and snowy winters. This can include your boots, running shoes, sports equipment, and more. These are especially handy if you have children who are involved in a lot of activities. Cleats, track shoes, dance slippers, and hockey skates can be stored right where you need them the most, and where they can be grabbed without being forgotten.

But what if you don’t have a mudroom? Or you do, but there isn’t enough room for your shoes? Luckily, there are ways to make sure your closet is as neat as the rest of your life.

An Adjustable Custom Shoe Rack for All of Your Closets

I’ve known people who are incredibly organized, whose houses seem perfectly in place, and who have terribly messy shoe storage. It’s not even really their fault, you know? Shoes come in all shapes and sizes, especially in areas like Baltimore where you have to be prepared for various weathers. It’s like this: it’s easy to organize a cabinet full of cereal, but if some cereal boxes were tiny, and some were triangles, and some were really tall and had odd appendages sticking out the side then it would be a mess. That’s how it is with shoes.

That’s why in any custom closet design, whether it is in a reach-in closet or a walk-in, an adjustable shoe rack is a key part. This kind of shoe rack adjusts depending on what you want stored in each section: one can be for boots, one for flats, one for work shoes, etc. Polished chrome shelves are sleek-looking, easy to clean, can fit summer sandals or winter boots, and the best part is that you can use them to rotate shoes in and out.

There are a lot of benefits to an adjustable shoe rack, including:

  • Easy access to your shoes year-round

  • Shoes don’t get dirty, crushed, or scuffed when they aren’t in use

  • Frees up floor space

  • Reduces clutter

  • Makes the closet cleaner-looking

Adjustable shoe racks are as changeable as the weather, making them an important part of any closet redesign. Depending on the season, and how that season is behaving, your shoe racks might be adjusted to hold rain boots, clogs, and loafers, or flip-flops, sandals, and strappy heels. When you add versatile shelving in your closet, which can store boxes of the shoes you aren’t wearing this season, your shoe organization system will make even the rainiest day a little brighter.

So how do you configure those shoe racks and shelves, especially in a small closet? Well, every space is different, which is why we provide a consultation process and a thorough, comprehensive evaluation of your needs. We create a 3D-rendering of the space, so that you know what you can expect from your closet redesign. We know that everyone has different needs for their closets and mudrooms. That’s why we take the time to learn what you want, and formulate a custom design that suits your needs. Many times, those needs will involve adjustable shoe racks. After all, while we can’t control the Baltimore weather, we can control how we approach it, and how we store and access what we need to brave it and enjoy it, every day. Connect with us today to learn more about how we can help you put everything in its place, perfectly.

Closet America is the D.C. area’s leading creator of custom-made home offices, designer closets, garages, pantries, mudrooms, and laundry storage spaces. Our experienced team of designers and engineers help create unique solutions that are customized with your needs in mind. With Closest America, you can have everything in its place, perfectly. Schedule a free design consultation today!


Closet America was able to work with my unique circumstances in order to give me the best use of my space.

Amy B.,
Fairfax Station, VA

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