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Organize Your Life With a ShoeSwirl
Organize Your Life With a ShoeSwirl

 I’m sitting here and I notice that the house looks kind of bare and plain since all of the holiday decorations are down and packed away until next year. Our children are back at college and it is quiet again in our house. It is nice being an “Empty Nester” don’t get me wrong, but we definitely enjoy having the kid’s home for the holidays, we love listening to their stories and having all their friends over to visit.

What amazed me was that even as young adults, they still don’t want to change the traditions that they grew up with, from baking cookies, to where we go on the holiday, we still have to follow the same protocol that we did when they were growing up. 

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ShoeSwirl in an entryway closet
ShoeSwirl in an entryway closet

Well it’s after the holidays and maybe you received that special pair of shoes that you’ve been asking for, or maybe your kids bought you those cute fuzzy slippers that will keep your feet warm on those cold winter nights, or a pair of practical winter boots that will keep your feet dry in the slush and snow. Now that you received all these great new shoes, where are you going to store them?

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After making the first shoe swirl it was receiving nothing but positive reactions, I realized I should think about looking into manufacturing them to sell. The first thing I had to do was find someone who could make CAD drawings and had a CNC machine. I asked around for a while and finally found a guy named Scott through my brother. Scott has a business on the side making cabinets for Arcade machines and he had a CNC machine close by in a barn. He was excellent at making CAD drawings and we decided to make six shoe racks to start off. Two of them would be out of birch plywood, two out of white melamine, and finally we made two of them out of MDF, which is medium density fiberboard, the stuff that peg board is made of. We decided to make that many so I would be able to decide which one was the fastest, easiest, and most efficient. It was really exciting to see something that simply started out as an idea, be cut out on a machine, and turned into a final product.

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