It seems that spring has settled in for good. Are you already preparing for spring cleaning and dreaming of wearing summer dresses and sneakers or sandals? And you know how to take care of winter shoes? If not, be sure to read this article!
I guess everyone would like to have such order in the wardrobe as the Perfect Housewife - separate shoe cabinet, drawers for accessories
and jewelry, identical, evenly hanging hangers with colorful bows and shoes politely lying in transparent boxes. No doubt - it's great! But who has time for this? Who has so much self-denial? And above all: who wants to spend bayonet 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 a shoe cabinet but without a week of cleaning, then follow the rules below.
The goals are clear:
We don't want to be surprised by a broken zipper or a lost slap in November.
The shoes are to be in the best possible condition.
And the wardrobe is to be ordered.
At the beginning we do a thorough review of shoes from the autumn and winter season. We look at the heels, check if the zippers get stuck and the soles don't peel off the upper. We choose shoes that are suitable for regeneration and give them to the shoemaker's point. If the sole is cracked, the heels are broken or twisted, or the lining is worn - then nothing can be done. Such shoes are best put under the garbage can, maybe they will serve someone else or just throw them away. The cost of regenerating footwear after winter starts around PLN 20 and ends at PLN 100.
At this stage, it is worth reviewing all winter and autumn shoes. If any shoes have not been used for two seasons, it is best to return, sell or exchange them. The internet offers many possibilities. It makes no sense to keep shoes in the closet, which we will transfer from place to place. It is not true that unused shoes do not damage. If they are not properly protected, 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 you've changed shoes at work all fall and winter, it's worth checking their condition and returning them for regeneration. Maybe the laces need replacing or the skin wants hydration? Or maybe your wellies need a new sock? In spring you will probably change shoes less often, so it's a good time to think about regeneration.
When you receive your shoes from repair, check if you need new insoles or laces. Maybe it would be worth to mention them and not think about it in half a year?
And now the most important: shoes already regenerated or those not needing repair, we clean thoroughly, get rid of sand
from the soles, shake off so that nothing is left inside and apply a thick layer of shoe polish but do not polish them! We stuff the shoes prepared in newspapers and put them evenly in boxes. We can put a piece of cotton swab 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 unpleasant smell, it is best to put some tablespoons of baking soda in old socks (they cannot be full of holes) and put them in shoes before stuffing them with newspapers. Soda absorbs bad smells and disinfects. Your shoes will be like new!
When all the shoes are lying quietly in the closet and falling into the spring sleep, it is worth considering whether in the coming winter season we will not need new shoes. If so, it's worth looking through the sale offers!
Remember that well-groomed shoes will serve you better and longer!