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We're just about to move house, and DS is just starting to crawl (commando!!). Since the carpet will be freshly steam cleaned, I wonder if we should start not wearing our shoes inside so that the carpet won't get too grotty & germy?
Do you have a shoes-off policy? Does it drive you crazy?!! :D
If you do have a shoes off policy then bare feet can actually mat your carpet down more and actually make it harder to clean. The oils in your skin go into the carpet from your feet and then the dirt gets attached to the oil and gets stuck more.
The best for carpet is actually socks as it keeps the dirt and oil away but who wears socks all the time.
Just my share of knowledge for the day.
nope we don't have one here!
but once our carpets get cleaned again we will!!!!
We do have no shoes policy... but it doesn't seem to work.
DH is a tradie and is forever traipsing (sp?) dirt and mud etc all through the house and by the time I scream... TAKE YOUR FRIKIN SHOES OFF!... It is all through the house anyway. :mad:
Having polished floors, all the dirt shows up... so when it is followed the floors do keep cleaner for longer.
Sorry Bella;) I don't think it makes much of a difference to be honest.Apart from the annoyance factor!We had polished floors and new carpets and had a shoe-off policy for about 3 months, then couldn't be bothered.I can't say I noticed any difference when we kept our shoes on.Just make sure you have a good "welcome" mat so you and guests can wipe off the bottoms before entering.
A friend of mine is strictly shoe-off and it drives me nuts!!Her house is fully tiled and even when we're there for a bbq or party she makes everyone take them off:eek: Sorry just having a little vent, I will shut up now:laughing:
honestly it doesnt make any difference. We dont wear shoes in our house and the carpet is schockingly (is that a word?) stained. Its just from dirty feet, DS and all his mess (eg bringing his dring onto the carpet and THROWING it) Even with out wearing shoes inside I have to vacuume every 2nd day!
Just remember if you have a shoes off policy, you will need somewhere to put the shoes......:yes:
It works alot better in the place we currently live in as we have a) a tiled entrance area and b) a large storage cupboard to hide the shoes.
Our last place had no such area just a small hallway where shoes would pile up, getting all smelly in summer and drive us nuts!
No shoes inside here, and when people come over we ask them to take them off. our carpet is the same colour under the rugs as the areas that are exposed after 4 years :D
We dont have it here. I have found though that most people ask if i want them off.
DH has some weird phobia about feet anyway, and his shoes stay on until its time for bed, so i dont think that policy would work for us anyway!
Nope...I always kick my shoes off anyway cause I hate wearing shoes but don't expect others too, unless they are dirty of course. If it's wet outside I usually just put a towel at the door, visitors get the hint to dry their shoes or take them off.
I have an inside dog so I'm vacuuming every couple of days anyway!
We have a no shoes policy. We dont have to vacumm as often and it's a cleaner floor for your baby to crawl.
I don't have any sort of shoes-off policy...but most people usually take them off anyway. We have a big mat next to the door, which is covered in shoes...but it's not there so people will take theirs off...it's just because I'm lazy and can decide what shoes I'll wear when I go out. lol. I hate wearing shoes inside.
I would ask people to remove their shoes if they were dirty though...nobody wants to clean up dirty footprints.
I can't have a no shoes inside rule at the moment - my floors really need a good clean! :o and you'd probably end up with dirtier feet!!! If my neighbours go to take their shoes off I beg them not to! :o :o
... must do something about that :rolleyes:
Sometimes (depending on what type of shoes I wear), taking them off would be waaaay more offensive to everyone than leaving them on!!!
What about people with tinea or other nasty fungal diseases?
You've asked them to take their shoes of and now they're traipsing all over your carpet and floors with their fungas infested feet...
"Hi, great to see you. Do come in! Just before you do...do you have any sort of footrot, tinea or contagious fungal infection that we need to know about?
Okay, great...well then, do you mind taking off your shoes? Thanks!"
Don't ever ask me to take my shoes off if I've got Colorados on...peeeeuuuuw!!! :o
I'm at my parents house at the moment...
When we first moved in about 7 years ago, because the house was brand new, my parents were very keen on the "no shoes" policy. But eventually it just faded and faded and we wore shoes every now and then....
I always take my shoes off before entering someone else's house, and only sometimes i leave my shoes on inside my own house. At the moment i walk around in slippers.... do they count as shoes?
When i was renting with my partner i was 50/50 on the shoe policy. He didn't care but i had an issue with dirt lol. Because i only had a 5 minute walk to work, i walked there. So i would always put on my shoes whilst i was sitting on the lounge, then walked out of the house with them on. But then i never entered the house with them on... it was more like a "no dirty shoes" policy... if they were all muddy or looked obviously dirty then shoes inside was a definite no no :shame:
Oopsies im rambling again, sorry! :ecomcity:
We have a no shoes inside policy in our house as we are Muslim. It is a common practice for muslims to not wear shoes inside their houses. Even if i weren't muslim i think i would keep it this way as i have enough trouble getting hubby to put his dirty clothes ans socks where they belong ( not to mention his clean ones he has built a mountain on his chest of drawers) i can just imagine if i let him bring his grotty work boots in the house....
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