As amazing as it sounds, when it comes to shoes, organizing experts say that a female age 13-16 may own about 15 pair of shoes including sneakers. A woman aged 16-25, who perhaps has a job: 25-40 pairs. A mature woman 25-50, owns anywhere from 40-60 pairs of shoes. A question that plagues many people who don’t understand shoe obsessions is what exactly do these people do with all their shoes? Where on Earth do they keep them?
One answer comes from Bill Goodman, inventor of a new stackable organizing system called EazyFind (http://www.eazyfind.net). “I had one of those a-ha moments," explains Goodman. "As I opened my mailbox I remembered a pile of shoes that I saw on my daughter's closet floor two days earlier. I closed the mailbox then opened it again. Since I'm in the box business I stood and stared at the mailbox thinking, ‘I wonder if I can do this in cardboard?' That evening I sketched out my idea for a box that would open like my mailbox. It worked, and I thought 'How cool would it be to have a photograph on the front?' The material was there so I added a pocket window on the front panel. I now had a drop-front opening box, with a place for a photograph of its contents.”
Goodman continues, “But I noticed that I could incorporate one more important feature that is lacking in almost all other boxes. If you look at what's available for shoe storage, they all say 'stackable', but that only means that one box sits on top of another. If your shoe choice is in the middle or on the bottom of the stack you need to move boxes and remove the lid/top to get to them. Interlocking stacking tabs were easy to add to the new design, and because of the drop-front opening, our box would provide easy access without creating clutter or disrupting the column. With EazyFind You can remove a pair of shoes from the box without disturbing the stack.”
“Viola!” Remarked Mr. Goodman excitedly, “I had designed the perfect answer for shoe lovers everywhere!” That's when the concept of EazyFind was born.
Learn more about Goodman's story at http://www.eazyfind.net
INNOVATIVE YES, BUT BETTER THAN PLASTIC?
Popular shoe storage methods have often included storing them in clear plastic boxes. While still difficult to stack, plastic shoe boxes have benefits such as keeping pairs of shoes together where you can see them. However, they are prone to break during handling and develop cracks over time, plus plastic doesn't “breathe.”
Then there are the old standbys: Under-the-bed or door hanging shoe holders, shoe racks or simply keeping shoes in the boxes they came in. EazyFind seems to solve all of these issues at once by being stackable, multifunctional, identifiable, non-breakable, and, they "breathe."
A professional organizer commented, “I'm always on the hunt for great products to recommend to clients. And as an avid shoe lover, I'm also always on the hunt to find a product to tame my constantly growing shoe collection. Both missions ended when I found EazyFind's products. No more rearranging shoe boxes in a jigsaw pattern to fit into my closet. No more shoe boxes scattered around my room because I couldn't decide what to wear. And no more headaches because only one pair of shoes would fit into a regular shoe box. The drop down front flap is genius...I simply grab a pair of shoes and go. The boxes stay where they belong and I no longer have to worry about a mountain of shoe boxes crashing to the floor. LOVE!”
EAZYFIND'S UNIQUE FEATURES MAKE GETTING ORGANIZED AS EAZY AS 1, 2, 3.
1. DROP FRONT similar to a mailbox: Allows easy access to the bottom box without dislodging the entire stack.
2. POCKET WINDOW identifies contents: A photo or list lets you see what you are looking for without forcing you to remove the lids and creating more clutter.
3. STACKABLE DESIGN creates more usable space: Can be stacked in securely locked columns that turn empty vertical space into usable storage space.
Sized to be used anywhere: Closets, offices, kids rooms, craft rooms, laundry rooms, or in the garage. Also great in dorms.
A MULTIFUNCTIONAL STORAGE SOLUTION
After testing EazyFind at a Day Care Center the owner concluded, “I bought these boxes for my Day Care business and have found them to be the perfect solution for storing each individual child's things. I took a picture of each child and put that picture on that child's box. Now when it's 'clean up time' they know which box is theirs and put their things away. It saves me time and teaches the kids early to be neat.”
When it comes to shoes and storage, apparently our only limit is our imagination. Some people display their shoes in cabinets, as functional works of art. One woman has made creative use of a ladder and hangs her shoes on the rungs.
Until someone invents an automatic shoe organizer, EazyFind stackable storage boxes are being utilized by Spring Cleaning enthusiasts, shoe lovers, teachers, kids, and even professional organizers.
The new EazyFind stackable storage boxes are now available online at: http://www.eazyfind.net
A frequent on-line shopper recently commented, “I purchase many products on-line because of ease, time savings and convenience. I generally investigate multiple sources to ensure that I am buying the best product to meet my needs at the best possible price. I have to say that the EazyFind storage boxes far exceeded my expectations. They are well designed, easy to assemble, sturdy and space saving. Besides the obvious advantage of protecting my shoes while keeping them together in pairs, the stacking feature gives me more floor space and shelf space in my closet. The EazyFind storage boxes definitely deserve 5 stars.”
EazyFind ships free and the one piece construction makes them easy to assemble. The side panels are locked into two layers of material making them very strong.
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Since 2001, Blair Packaging has helped customers create solutions to virtually any packaging challenge. Award-winning designers have created packaging that attracts the consumer's attention and turns that desire into a need, such as EazyFind.