Winter is right around the corner, and it is time to bring out winter clothes and snow boots. One of the biggest problems about the winter is your boots take a beating. It is tough to keep your boots clean, especially with the salt and dirty snow on the ground. No person wants to spend money on new boots every single year because you scuffed them up. Here are some ways to keep your boots clean this winter using a few household items.
- Use an eraser to clear up any scuff marks.
Specifically for suede boots, using a regular pink eraser or a suede eraser on your boots can clean up any dirt off the boot, even when the dirt and snow mix. Stepping in those puddles can stain your boots heavily. Simply take an eraser and gently rub it on the scuff marks to clean them up. Then take a shoe brush and gently brush off the eraser debris. It is best to do this if your boots are starting to accumulate a lot of dirt, especially on the tip and sides of the boot.
- Using White Vinegar.
The winter salt can ruin your boots, especially if you do not treat them in a timely manner. If you have leather boots, the salt can degrade and stain the leather. To make sure this does not happen, mix white vinegar with water. Then, take an old t-shirt or rag, dip it in the mixture and gently wipe the stain out. You will have to let the boots dry completely before you wear them again.
- Using Soap and Water.
If you do not have time to sit down and thoroughly scrub the dirt off your boots, then regular soap and water work fine. You will not get all the dirt and mud off your boots, but it does make difference. All you need is a cup of water, another cup of water mixed with soap and a toothbrush. Take the toothbrush, dip it in the cup with the soapy water and brush off the mud from your boots. You may have to apply pressure when you are cleaning the mud depending on how much mud is actually on your boot. Dip the brush in the regular water cup to clean the mud off the brush. Then repeat until you are satisfied with the cleanliness of your boot. Let the boots dry completely before wearing them.
Cleaning your winter boots can really help you save money. Boots take a beating during the winter, but with a bit of work and a few household items you can revive those boots and save them for next winter.