It seems that spring has settled in our home for good. You are already preparing for spring cleaning and dreaming about starting summer dresses and sneakers or sandals? Do you know how to take care of winter boots? If not then it will be necessary to read this article!
I think everyone would like to have such order in the wardrobe as the Perfect House Lady - separate wardrobe for shoes, drawers for accessories
and jewelry, identical, hanging hangers with colorful bows and shoes politely lying in transparent boxes. No doubt - that's great! But who has the time? Who has so much self-denial? And above all: who wants to spend duotone sums on hangers and transparent boxes? Or maybe it is better to buy new ballerinas or sneakers for this money? If you want to order in the shoe cabinet but without a cleaning week, follow the rules below.
The goals are clear:
We do not want a broken zipper or missing guns to surprise us 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 watch the flaps, check that the sliders do not jolt and the soles do not peel off the upper one. We choose shoes that are suitable for regeneration and we give them to the shoemaker's point. If the sole is cracked, the heels are broken or twisted, or the lining is worn out - then nothing can be done. Such boots are best placed under a garbage can, can be used for someone else or simply thrown away. The costs of shoe regeneration after winter start at around PLN 20 and end at PLN 100.
At this stage, it is worth looking through all winter and autumn boots. If any shoes have not been used for two seasons, it is best to return them, sell them or exchange them. The Internet offers many possibilities. There is no point in keeping shoes in the closet, which we will translate from place to place. It is not true that worn shoes do not deteriorate. If they are not properly secured, they can deform, change color, fade or even crack.
At this point, it would be good to remember the shoes in which we walk at work. If during the autumn and winter we changed shoes at work, it is worth checking what condition they are in and giving them up for regeneration. Maybe laces need replacing or the skin needs hydration? Or maybe your wellies need a new sock? In the spring you will probably change your shoes less often so it's a good time to think about regeneration.
Once you pick up the shoes from the repair, check whether you do not need new inserts or laces. Maybe it would be worth replacing them and not thinking about it for half a year?
And now the most important: shoes already regenerated or those that do not need repairs, thoroughly clean, get rid of the sand
from the soles, we shake out so that there is nothing inside and apply a thick layer of shoe polish but we do not polish them! We push the shoes so prepared with newspapers and arrange them evenly in boxes. We can put a piece of cotton swab into the box
with a drop or two essential oils. You can choose the fragrance at your own discretion. We recommend lavender, gardenia or sandalwood.
If you have problems with unpleasant odor, it will be best to put old socks (they can not be holes) with a few tablespoons of baking soda and put them in your shoes before stuffing them with newspapers. Soda absorbs bad smells and disinfects. Your shoes will be like new!
When all the shoes are still in the wardrobe and fall into a spring dream, it is worth considering whether in the coming winter season you will not need new shoes. If so, it is worth reviewing the sale offers!
Remember that well-groomed shoes will serve you better and last longer!