How to Store Boots, According to an Expert

Now that spring has arrived, more likely than not, you're itching to break out those open-toed sandals and mules. So when you're in the process of swapping out your winter wardrobe for spring, you're going to want to know how to store your boots.

Oftentimes, we go through the process of choosing the perfect pair of heels or booties to accompany your ensemble and a pile of shoes accumulates at the bottom of your closet in the end. Keeping your shoes stored and protected will give your wardrobe a breath of fresh air, and who doesn't want that?

Whether you're retiring your ankle and over-the-knee boots until the fall or you want to reorganize your closet to give yourself optimal space and organization, storing your boots is easier than you think. We asked Julie Naylon, the professional organizer behind No Wire Hangers, to offer her expertise so your boots will be safely put away in your closet. See her tips now.

Clean and Repair Boots Before Storing Them

There's nothing worse than unpacking your boots after a long time in storage and finding them dirty or in bad condition. Instead, prep and store them in their best condition. Future you will be thankful.

Store With Charcoal Bags

Naylon explains that charcoal will absorb any moisture as well as odors. Not to mention that charcoal packets are eco-friendly!

Use Boot Boxes

Finally, keep your boots inside boot boxes. This way, they'll remain dust free and will be easy to stack on a high shelf when you're not using them.

Now shop our favorite boots on the market to add to your closet.

The latest Calvin Klein collection is teeming with Western vibes.

Available in sizes IT 35 to IT 41.

These heels are so interesting.

Available in sizes IT 35.5 to IT 42.

Let these boots brighten up your day.

Available in sizes IT 35 to IT 41.

Yes, sock boots are still in style.

Available in sizes IT 35 to IT 42.

Tuck your pants into these for a cool-girl look.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

Opt for kitten heels when you want a little more comfort.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

These leopard-print boots will go with everything you own.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

Cool-girl status, right this way.

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

Talk about an unconventional heel.

Available in sizes IT 35 to IT 41.

Yes, these boots are made for walking.

Available in sizes IT 35 to IT 42.

Because you need to get into the cowboy boot trend this spring.

Available in sizes 5.5 to 11.

Wear these with a pair of skinny jeans.

Available in sizes 6.5 to 9.5.

These editor-approved shoes will be a staple of your wardrobe.

Available in sizes 6 to 12.

The gold button detailing is so chic.

Available in sizes 6 to 11.

If you want to lean on the eco-friendly side, these faux leather boots are for you.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

Let these be the hero piece of your outfit.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

Slouch these boots down for a more relaxed look.

Available in sizes 35 to 39.

Now that you know how to keep your boots organized, see how you can organize the rest of your closet like an expert.