How to Clean Your Shoes the Right Way

Written by
Life Maid Easy Team
Published on
May 22, 2017

To correctly clean your shoes without damaging them requires a specific product that is designed with the shoe material in mind. There is the common misunderstanding that usually leads you to throw your sneakers in the washing machine and hope for the best. But more often than not, your shoes come out of the machine in worse condition than they were when you put them in. If you have shoes that are made of a material that is damaged by the washing machine than you need to find an alternative to cleaning those dirty kicks.

A great product to use when you need to clean your shoes without damaging them should be made from natural ingredients. Shoe cleaners that are made from harmful chemicals will do wonders in removing the dirt, but at the same time, they will most likely destroy the material of the shoe. Natural shoe cleaning products allow you to easily erase years of built-in dirt to restore your shoes to their original glory. Shoes that may be ready for the trash can find a new life after receiving a scrubbing from a stiff bristle brush with a small amount of water and cleaner added. Good natural shoe cleaners are derived from a small number of ingredients such as coconut and jojoba oils. The coconut oil contains natural enzymes that help break down stains and dirt without being harmful enough to damage the material. The jojoba oil is a natural conditioner that softens leather and other material.

The cleaning process is almost as simple as throwing the shoes in the washing machine. The main ingredients that are needed are elbow grease, a bristle brush, water, and a natural cleaner that will not hurt your shoes. When looking for these cleaners, make sure they do not have a long list of chemicals in their ingredients. A good cleaner does not need more than a few ingredients.

Three easy steps for cleaning most common shoes:

1. Apply a small amount of water to the brush

2. Apply a small amount of the natural cleanser to the brush and scrub thoroughly. You will notice how easy the dirt comes off!

3. Wipe clean with a towel and marvel at how new your shoes look!

A small bottle of cleaner should last you about a year if you clean your shoes every week. If the cleaner is natural, you should be able to use this it on all colors of material because they contain no bleaches or dyes. With a formula made of only natural ingredients, you are sure to clean the dirtiest shoes without having to worry about damaging the material!

Life Maid Easy is a fast growing company that offers eco-friendly house cleaning services, maid services and carpet cleaning with franchises across Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, North Shore, Whiterock and recently Toronto.

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