Shoes are always the best way in polishing one’s outfit. Shoe cleaning hacks can play a major role on how your entire outfit is perceived and the last thing that you would want to happen is to wear the perfect outfit but have dirty shoes to match them with. However, if you have different types of shoes in your closet, cleaning them is not always a piece of cake. You also need to make sure that the solutions or tools that you are using to clean them are suited for them otherwise you might end up with a discolored shoe or worst, you might end up ruining them and who would want that to happen, right?
So, to help you out, I have curated 6 best hacks to naturally clean your shoes without the need of worrying that you might ruin them. These hacks will not only help you get rid of those persistent stains and dirt spots but it will also make those worn-out shoes look brand new.
Stains and dirt spots on your favorite leather shoes? Don’t fret! You can easily remove them with this trick, simply clean off the stains by wiping a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar. Once your shoes are dry, just rub them with a soft cloth and you’re good to go!
Do you know that you can easily remove dirt spots and stains on your suede shoes by simply using a fingernail file? Yes, you certainly can. The fingernail file buffs away the fibers that’s holding the stain on your suede shoes.
However, if the stain is really stubborn, try using a white washcloth with white vinegar or rubbing alcohol to remove them and you don’t have to worry, this solution will not be leaving any water marks!
Removing dirt on Rope wedges can be a bit tricky, you wouldn’t want to use any solution that might damage it. So, try using this trick instead, use a toothbrush and gently rub the rope-covered part of the heel with upholstery or carpet cleaner. Just make sure to follow the direction where the rope runs to avoid any risk of fraying.
Patent leather shoes
If you are seeing dirt marks on your patent leather heels, simply use a cotton swab with petroleum jelly on it then rub directly into the dirt marks.
To give it a good shine, just spritz some glass cleaner onto it and it will definitely make it look brand new.
Shine your boots
Does your favorite boots look all worn out? Try this trick, simply polish your leather boots using a small amount of hair conditioner and it will certainly make your boots look brand new.
You really have to be extra careful in washing your white sneakers, the last thing that you would want to happen is to end up with a discolored shoe. So, the next time that you decide to wash them, try this. Just apply a bit of vinegar to a cotton ball then you can easily wipe the stains away. However, if you really need to resort to bleach, use this solution, mix one-part bleach and five parts water, then simply use a toothbrush to scrub it and you’re good to go!
These hacks will not only make cleaning your shoes easier but they are also budget-friendly. So, try them today and let me know what you think!
What would you add on this list? Let me know in the comment section below, I would love to hear from you!