Many people have more shoes than they need. And like clothes, many pairs are hardly ever worn and only take up valuable space. Take all you shoes out and line them up in another room. Sort them according to category. Ask yourself how many shoes you really need for each category. Be brave and get rid of those pairs that are excessive. When putting back in your closet keep them organized by category.
This would also be a great place to get your child′s name in a font you choose and have it cut as an entryway wall decal and use this space to mark off their height on the wall and you watch them grow through the years, it can be a nice piece of history in your family. If you want to keep this forever and think you might move, simply put a painted board between the two shelves decorate it with the vinyl motif that you like and then it can removed and taken to your new place or it can go with your child when they get their own place.