Summer’s days are coming came to an end, and chances are you still are running around in those flip-flops but have you really stopped to look at them? My daughter and I made a pile of our flip flops and decided it was time for Fall Flip Flop CleanUp! Surely we will be living in our Flip Flops much less so, it is shoe-changeover time. While I don’t believe in totally putting shoes away and colors, I do believe it is time to clean up those that we have been wearing all summer. As our shoes are worn daily, they become dirty, from walking around in them, as flip flops are open toe and open to gathering debris, dirt and anything else that can lands on them. Once long ago I had a friend who was even more dirty crazy than myself and she taught me a very valuable less: don’t throw out those stained flip flops, clean them, they scrub up well and this lesson has stayed with me. Lavishly live fashion out loud learn about Fall Flip Flop CleanUp!
Flip Flop Clean-Up Step One
Grab a bucket, a cleaner(our favorite is Lestoil as it smells great and cleans even better), make a bucket of cleaner water, and you will also want to have a scrub brush, softer bristle.
Since you have the cleaning solution made you want to gather all those flip flops that are sitting around the house and get ready to clean them up.
3) Flip Flops
4) Soft Bristled Brush
Naturally when you drop a flip flop into the bucket of water, you will see the flip flop float to the top, so this is not a deal that will have you dropping in the bucket and walking away, but you do need to drop several pairs of flip flops in at once so the cleaner can begin working to dissolve the dirt.
I work in our laundry tub. I drop all the flip flops in a bucket, they soak and I move pair by pair. I take a flop out, scrub over my sink with my brush and the dirt just comes off. I can’t believe the difference in color that this makes- you should see the white and mint green, they go back to store new. Once I scrub, I rinse the brush and the flip flops and place them on a towel. It’s that easy. The flip flops dry quickly and are ready for action. I also take stock of the colors I have on hand in order to purchase any colors I am missing and I toss any that have been worn to the maximum.
Why Would You Clean A Flip Flop
Have you seen the ground before? Have you ever really looked at the bottom of your feet after a day in flip flops? Chances are you have cut through dirt somewhere, a newly paved parking lot, or just the ground itself. The beds of the shoes are a breeding ground for a dirt and we place our feet in them everyday and then into our homes. Enough said, as flip flops are dirt and germ contributors and I want a clean home and clean foot.
Flip Flop cleaning is easily done, and a a great way to maintain your shoes. Additionally you are able to see what shoes should be pitched and which shoes may need to be replaced. September offers great deals in stores so you can probably find some really great deals on new pairs of flip flops. Lavishly live shoe fashion out loud, clean those flip flops and get out there and buy some new ones that are on sale online and in stores! It’s time for Fall Flip Flop CleanUp.