So to maximize space while concealing shoe storage, we could remove the drywall, frame out a storage space for shoes and cap it off with molding. The closure could be magnetic release. I would omit the hooks, because our walk space will be narrow enough that I will not want to have us getting snagged on hooks as we walk by.
I hear room by room cleaning is actually more time consuming than if you pick one task and do the whole house. Here's a good example of a cleaning schedule that follows the efficiency standards I read somewhere.