Clean your shoes regularly.
Use a damp cloth or tissue to remove stains.
Store shoes on an open rack by the front door.
Doing this will let your shoes breathe after being worn all day, lessening the chance of mold growth. Stashing your shoes by the door and changing slippers there means you also leave behind the dirt that you would otherwise bring inside the house.
Utilize plastic shoe tubs.
This will help you identify shoes easily when they're stacked inside your closet. These containers are also sturdier, so even if your pile gets out of control, none of your shoes will get crushed.
Create scented stuffing.
Stuff your shoes with tissue paper! Tissue paper can absorb excess moisture and will help keep your shoe's shape. Mixing in used or unused fabric softener sheets may minimize odor and add a fresh scent, too.
Use baking soda.
A sprinkle of baking soda inside stinky rubber shoes will help get rid of that post-workout odor. For a less messy method, put baking soda inside tiny pouches made out of cotton fabric—which you can slip in and out of your sneakers.
For patent leather heels:
- Use a soft cloth and a homemade solution of vinegar and water, to prevent cracks from your shoes.
- If cracks appear, use a leather conditioner.
RL Tip: Use a little bit of olive oil to prevent the leather from cracking, especially if you're planning to use them in a country with extreme weather conditions.
For suede shoes:
- Use a sponge with suede conditioner to clean them.
- If there are stains, use a brass-wire brush to remove dirt or mud.
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