What to do with smelly shoes? 6 home gardens and kitchen remedies!

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We all suffer from sweaty feet from time to time. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, but it’s very annoying. Sweaty feet can cause smelly shoes! It’s quite embarrassing when you shoe afraid to take it off for fear of dirty air. Don’t worry! With a few simple home, garden and kitchen remedies, you can beat shoe odor! Here are 6 tips to deodorize your shoes.

What to do with smelly shoes?

It can happen for the best: your favorite pair of shoes is super dirty and smells bad. Before giving them a one-way ticket to the trash can, you can dust off their shoes and fight bad air. With these 6 tips you can quickly get rid of the smell of your shoes.

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#1 Let them air

Is there a sun shining? Go, take your smelly shoes outside and let them air out. Sunlight kills the bacteria and mold that make your shoes stink. Make sure you don’t leave your shoes outside when it starts to rain!

#2 Put coffee beans in shoes

Coffee pods are not only useful if you want to make a quick cup of coffee, they are also useful if you want to get rid of shoe odor fast! Coffee neutralizes bad odors and extracts moisture – sweat – from your shoes. All you have to do is slip a new coffee pod into your shoe every night. In the morning you remove the pads and you will notice that the smell has disappeared.

#3 Use vinegar combined with dish soap

You can treat bad odors with vinegar! Mix a few tablespoons of vinegar with a drop of dish soap and a cup of water. Soak two clean kitchen towels in the vinegar mixture and place them inside your shoes. Leave it overnight and your smelly shoes will be a thing of the past.

#4 Use baking soda

Baking soda is great if you want to fight bad odors! All you have to do is sprinkle a layer of baking soda on the inside of your smelly shoes. Leave it overnight. The next morning you grab your vacuum cleaner and suck all the baking soda out of your shoes in no time. You can also sprinkle baking soda on thin tights or socks. Put this in your shoes and leave it overnight. The next morning, all you have to do is take off your tights or socks and voilayour shoes don’t stink anymore.

#5 Put the shoes in the freezer

Do you want to handle smelly shoes properly? Put each shoe separately in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer! The cold kills the mold and bacteria that make your shoes stink. After a night in the freezer, take your shoes out and put them in a dry place in the house. You can also shoe get used to room temperature. As exciting as it is, put your shoes on no on or next to the heater. Heat can cause shoes to lose their shape.

#6 Cat litter

It may not be the first thing you think of, but cat litter is you go to if you want to get rid of the smell of your shoes. The granules you fill the litter box absorb moisture from your shoes and ensure that bad odors dissipate. It’s easy: sprinkle cat litter on your shoes and let it rest overnight. The next day you remove the grain from your shoe and you’re done. If you find it a strange idea to sprinkle cat litter on your shoes, you can also put the granules inside tight pants or thin socks. Put this in your shoes and leave it overnight. This gives the same result, but you don’t run the risk of getting cat litter in your shoes.

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