Wednesday, 11 July 2012

How to Get the Smell Out of Shoes

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!


Meab-dot said...

If that doesn't work a cheap cat litter will work very well too!

skipandscatter said...

Is there anything baking soda can't accomplish?
Great tip!

Meanqueen said...

How to get the smell out of shoes......wash your feet, boom boom :o))

lovelygrey said...

Must be the hot weather. I've blogged about the same thing in the last week! x

Anonymous said...

will give it a go! Thank you!