More and more people seem to be adopting a “no shoes policy” in their homes. Professional housekeepers will tell you the advantages are clear:
- Carpeting stays clean and lasts far longer.
- Less wear and tear on wood flooring means a substantially longer life-span and less frequent washing.
An advantage you may not have thought of:
- Possibly improved health if you live in an area with high levels of pollen, dust or other allergy triggers, because you won’t track all those allergens into your home.
A few cautions:
- Going barefoot in the house is not the answer. Always wear slippers or socks. The reason? Dust and dirt mixed with the oils on your feet can lead to carpet stains and premature wear.
- Don’t just heap a pile of shoes near the door. Looks bad and smells bad!
- Don’t “require” your guests to remove their shoes unless you provide them with some kind of slippers. Who knows but what they have a hole in their sock or worse.
So save money and cleaning time, keep carpeting and wood floors looking new longer, reduce allergens in your house all by simply taking off your shoes!