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I consider frugality an art form and a religious conviction. I learned about paying cash for purchases, recycling and reusing just about everything and being generous to friends and those in need from my parents.

My faith instructs me all things are gifted by God and so I am compelled to be a good steward of my gifts. [The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man. Psalm 115:16]

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Quick Tips - De-stink Stinky Sneakers

These tips are from the October 2009 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.

#1: Shake baking soda inside the sneakers, coating the insoles as well. Dust some on the outside of the shoes, working it into any crevices where bacteria may lurk.

Dump out excess baking soda. Whisk off the outside with a dry, soft brush. This will also remove dirt.


#2: After wearing them, stuff shoes with newspaper to absorb smells and moisture (even the kids could do this!!).


#3: Use antimicrobial fabric spray, like Febreze, to kill bacteria and help eliminate odors.

3 comments:

sarah said...

great idea. My little ones shoes can use this....thanks Mary.

Andrea said...

AWESOME!!

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