It seems that spring has settled here for good. Are you also already getting ready for spring cleaning and dreaming of wearing summer dresses and sneakers or sandals? Do you know how to take care of winter boots? If not, then be sure to read this article!
I think everyone would like to have such order in the wardrobe as the Perfect Lady of the House - a separate wardrobe for shoes, drawers for accessories
and jewelry, identical, neatly hanging hangers with colorful bows and shoes lying nicely in transparent boxes. Without a doubt - it's great! But who has time for this? Who Has So much self-denial? And most of all: who wants to spend exorbitant sums on hangers and transparent boxes? Or maybe it's better to buy new ballerinas or sneakers for this money? If you want order in the shoe cabinet, but without a week of cleaning, follow the rules below.
The goals are clear:
We don't want a broken zipper or a missing heel to surprise us in November.
The shoes are to be in the best possible condition.
And the wardrobe should be tidy.
At the beginning, we do a thorough inspection of footwear from the autumn and winter season. We look at the heels, check that the sliders do not jam and the soles do not come off the vamp. We choose shoes that can be regenerated and return them to the shoe shop. If the sole is cracked, the heels are broken or twisted or the lining is worn - then nothing can be done. It is best to put such shoes under a garbage can, maybe they will be used by someone else or just throw it away. The costs of footwear regeneration after the winter start around PLN 20 and end at PLN 100.
At this stage, it is worth reviewing all winter and autumn boots. If any shoes have not been used for two seasons, it's best to return, sell or replace them. The Internet offers many possibilities. There is no point in keeping shoes in the closet, which we will move from place to place. It is not true that shoes that are not worn do not deteriorate. If not properly secured, they can deform, change color, fade and even crack.
At this point, it would be good to remember the shoes we wear at work. If we changed shoes at work throughout the autumn and winter, it is worth checking their condition and having them regenerated. Maybe the laces need to be replaced or the skin craves hydration? Or maybe your wellies need a new sock? In spring you will probably change your shoes less often, so it's a good time to think about regeneration.
Once you pick up your shoes from repair, check if you need new insoles or laces. Maybe it would be worth replacing them and not thinking about it in six months?
And now the most important thing: shoes already regenerated or those that do not need repair, we clean thoroughly, we get rid of sand
shake off the soles so that there is nothing left inside and apply a thick layer of shoe polish, but do not polish them! Stuff the prepared shoes with newspapers and place them evenly in boxes. We can put a piece of cotton wool into the box
with a drop or two of essential oil. We can choose the fragrance at our discretion. We recommend lavender, gardenia or sandalwood.
If you have problems with an unpleasant odor, it is best to put a few tablespoons of baking soda in your old socks (they must not have holes) and put them in your shoes before stuffing them with newspapers. Soda absorbs unpleasant odors and disinfects. Your shoes will be like new!
When all the shoes lie quietly in the wardrobe and fall into a spring dream, it is worth considering whether we will not need new shoes in the upcoming winter season. If so, check out the sale offers!
Remember that well-groomed shoes will serve you better and longer!