I actually prefer that people dont take their shoes off at my house. I hate people walking around on my floor with their bare feet. Partly because I couldnt be sure the floor is clean (its always swept, but not mopped as often as it should be), but mostly because I think feet are gross.
I also dont like taking my shoes off at other people's houses because I dont like walking on their floors in my bare feet.
I only have one friend and one SIL who have a shoes off policy so I do take my shoes off at their house. I detest it at my SILs house though as their house is really really old and I reckon the lino and carpet has been there since the house was built in 1940! My feet stick to the floor in places.
@VicPark - I think you would have silently fumed at your parents but not said anything as you've likely asked them the previous 50 times they visited to take their shoes off.
No shoes (we have a sign) house here too and the only person who doesn't comply is mil and encourages DS to wear his shoes inside too 😬
My floors are very clean I mop almost every weekend so not too keen when people tromp their dirty shoes inside.
We have a friendly sign at the door and probably about 50% of people see it and take their shoes off. I hate it when people traipse through and Dirty the floors, especially when DS was at crawling age. I always offer to take my shoes off at other people's houses. I don't mind if people wear shoes if they make sure they are clean on the soles.
I take shoes off in my house because its part of my cultural belief system but I don't make others do it because its not part of theirs. Most people do take their shoes off because there is always a pile of shoes at the front door and they get the gist. I have a few friends from Asian cultures that provide slippers which I quite like but again they don't 'expect' it. Some people would find that really uncomfortable. If I was that worried, i'd wash my floors after they left (but I have wood floors).
We take our shoes off at home purely for comfort but we entertain outside and go out in the yard a lot so never ask anyone to take their shoes off - I'll follow whatever rules anyone has in their own homes but none of our family and friends have a take shoes off policy
We are in other people's houses all the time for work ( real estate) and I always as a courtesy ask the owners if they would like me to take my shoes off and is say probably only 10% do - also as agents we were told we can't ask people at open houses to take their shoes off as if they fall/ slip over we would be liable. !
We are a no shoes house. Hate the thought of what we may have walked in outside getting walked into the house and the kids crawling in it. Close family and friends know to remove their shoes. My mum has spare clean slippers for people at her house if they want them. And my parents keep their own slippers at my house.
But guests I generally don't ask to remove shoes as I want them to feel comfortable. If they ask I say yes please. Otherwise I just leave it as the floors are mopped quite often anyway.
I always ask when I go to other people's houses if I should take my shoes off.
If it was my parents I'd just tell them!
No shoe house here and I'm comfortable telling people to take theirs off. Only exception is if I'm hosting a party of 20+ ppl. Then it doesn't matter
I always take my shoes off when visiting and pop socks on if I'm due for a pedi (keep socks in my handbag).
wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
I have never in my life been asked to take my shoes off inside a house.
I'm beginning to wonder who actually lives in Bubhub land
I live in and grew up in a shoes on inside house so I'm used to wearing shoes inside. I hate wearing barefeet inside but always change into slippers as soon as I get home. I lived in Canada for a year and everyone always takes their shoes off (makes sense with snow and boots). I found it really annoying though and I started taking slippers with me when I went out as I hate having cold feet. If I ever move to a new house or get new carpets I'd start taking my shoes off I guess and ask people to. I've never seen a shoes off sign before but I think it's a good idea.
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