DIY Shoe Care 3+ How to clean shoes at home
Your shoes can be beautiful and resplendent if they are clean and maintained. Maintaining shoes and keeping their color as bright as when your checkout is not always easy: you must take the utmost care.
In this article, I will reveal some tricks so that your shoes do not lose anything of their brightness and are as beautiful as in showcase.
Here are DIY SHOE care 3+ hacks to clean shoes at home:
1. Bubble paper for shape
You do not need expensive shoe trees to keep your shoes shining in good shape – bubble wrap will do the trick. Here’s the procedure to follow:
- Cut two pieces small enough to be rolled and inserted into your shoes and boots.
- When packing your suitcase for a trip, remove the bubble wrap and stuff tights or stockings inside the shoes to keep their shape and free up space in the suitcase.
- Now wrap the bubble wrap around the shoes so that they do not dirty your clean clothes. A true dual-use solution!
2. A spoon to serve as a shoehorn
Cinderella’s half-sisters struggled to get their foot in the vair slipper, but you do not have to do the same if you find yourself without a shoehorn. Take an oblong serving spoon in your kitchen and place your heel in the hollow of the spoon by entering your foot into the shoe.
3. Instant polish
You do not need to buy special polish to get the shine you want on leather shoes. Just put a few drops of baby oil, olive oil or even castor oil on dull leather and polish with a soft cloth. Your shoes will not only be brilliant again, but also more flexible. These oils lubricate the leather and soften the stiff parts and folds. They also work on boots, jackets, handbags, belts and briefcases in patent leather and leather.
4. Wrinkled heels
You have beautiful high-heeled shoes for which you have cracked that always look like new, except for the leather creased along the heel.
- Repair them yourself with a hair dryer and leather glue.
- Set your hair dryer on hot and direct the air towards the heel. The heat will soften both the original glue remaining and the leather, allowing you to smooth the leather from top to bottom.
- Stick the edges off and be ready to walk again for a long time.
5. Cover with a marker
If your dark shoes are scuffed and you do not have time to wax them, choose a permanent marker close to the color of the shoe and “mark the shot”, so to speak.
6. Socks for your shoes
Perhaps the worst thing when you give your room a new coat of paint is the paint drops that splash your shoes, despite all your efforts to paint cleanly. A simple solution is to put a pair of old socks on your shoes as protection. Then keep the newly colored socks for your next painting.
Walk proudly with these tips and tricks to keep your shoes in good shape for a long time.