May 19th, 2009

De-Stink Your Shoes

It’s mid-summer and your kids have now been wearing the same sandals for 47 days straight—at home, on the playground, at the beach, in puddles and rivers and streams and God-knows-what-else. And now you’re afraid to remove them for fear of being rendered unconscious by the smell. Remedy: Place the offending footwear in a ziploc bag along with a dryer sheet. Seal it up, let them sit overnight, and: Voila! No more stink! (note: technique is equally as effective on husband’s gym shoes)

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