This is a quick tip that many seasoned frugalists will know, but most people seem to use those chemical shoe deodorisers. This is a cheaper alternative!
My old hiking boots have been through a lot. I've had them since I first started the Duke of Edinburgh award, aged 13! Ten years later, and these things have endured A LOT of mileage. They are still going strong, although they have recently begun to smell.
I needed to save my beloved friends from their stinky fate. All you do is add one or two teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda into each shoe and give it a good shake around. Leave your shoes in a dry place overnight and the bicarbonate of soda should have worked its magic. Shake the powder back out of the shoes (outside!) and give them a good sniff. Hopefully they should be as good as new!
|Wouldn't have dared to sniff them before!|