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    Default What would you do: shoes etiquette

    So.... I hate outdoor shoes on in the house. I can't stand the thought of someone walking over cigarette butts on the footpath or pee droplets in a public toilet and then traipsing this all over my clean floor.

    I have a shoe rack sort of near the front door (off to the side a bit but visible). My toddler knows to take his shoes off and put them on the shoe rack when he comes inside. Hubby gets it right 90% of the time.

    My parents always waltz in with their shoes on and carry on as usual. They are probably oblivious to the fact that the rest of us take out shoes off.

    ******What do you expect of guests in your home? What would you do in my situation? What do you think I am planning on doing? What do you do when you go to other people's houses? (I usually start taking my shoes off unless -and this is going to sound nasty- the house, floor in particular, is totally ferral then I will leave my shoes on).*****
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    Make a cute sign and hang it at the front door

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    A sign is a good idea. I often ask when they answer the door especially if there are shoes at the door. If I am asked to take my shoes off I do. Doesn't bother me at my house unless it has been wet outside then I will ask you to take your shoes off.

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    A "shoes off" door mat like this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    Make a cute sign and hang it at the front door
    Roses are Red
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    Think of the poo and pee germs
    So take off your d@mn shoe

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    We have lots of shoes outside our door but our floor is feral so I make a point of telling people to leave shoes on. If I go somewhere I ask if they'd like me to take shoes off if I have nice shoes on, if I have my work boots on I automatically take them off.

    What do I think VP will do with her parents? Lock the door and not let them in Nah, I reckon you'll just tell them to take them off.

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    I tried this with my parents and our past house - my father was a shocker and refused; but he was physically incapable of removing his own shoes -- so he became the exception then the exceptions gradually moved into a bigger and bigger circle! Very frustrating!!


    In the end I gave up.

    Here in the new house I don't stress too much as we now have times throughout but hubby, myself and dd are pretty good

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    We don't wear shoes inside our house, but my parents do in theirs.

    Often when they come over to my house they will forget that we don't wear shoes inside and will leave them on. I remind them to take them off if the floor is particularly clean (we have hardwood floors). If I'm due to mop I might let it slide, but I'm cringing on the inside!

    I wear shoes in their house because that's how it's done at their house.

    When attending other's homes I abide by their policy, and if in doubt I ask.

    Generally I've found those who don't wear shoes inside have a higher standard of floor cleanliness. I don't recall ever attending a 'shoes off' household that had filthy floors for me to walk on.

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    I'm going to go against the majority here and say that I actually think it's really rude to ask people to take their shoes off when they visit your home. I have a SIL and BIL who used to ask us to take our shoes off whenever we visited, and I HATED it!
    We have friends who start taking their shoes off when they arrive and I always say, "no, please keep them on." I don't want people walking around my home in bare feet. If I'm asked to remove my shoes, I say, "I really feel more comfortable with my shoes on."

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