Wednesday, June 6, 2012

These Boots Were Made For Walking

OK, I know it’s not exactly boot weather right now (Hello, flip flops!!!), but it is the perfect time of year to make sure your boots will be ready for walking in the fall.

Tall boots have a habit of falling over and if you don’t wear them often you run the risk of getting creases.

These boots have no backbone!

You can buy specially made boot shapers that range in price from $5 to $15. Yikes! If you are boot lover, that can get pricey!

Boot Shapers from The Container Store

Thanks to the joys of Pinterest, I’ve come across a great, cheap alternative. Pool noodles!! Yes, those colorful, tubes of extruded plastic stuff that the kids love for floating and sword battles at the pool. (Sorry, I can’t find the source of the original pin).

For exactly $4.03 I bought 2 noodles at WalMart and in less than 5 minutes with a pair of kitchen scissors, I had customized boot shapers that worked perfectly with my boots.

Ths supplies - Scissors and a noodle

Add noodle

The great part about using the noodles is that you can make them any height you want them – from ankle boots to thigh-high boots.

All the boots at attention!

So give your boots a little TLC now and they’ll thank you for it when the weather turns cold again!


Andi Willis is a Professional Organizer and the owner of Good Life Organizing based in Perry, GA. She is passionate about helping people find creative solutions to organizing their homes and simplifying their lives. From piles of old photos to files of digital pictures, bedrooms to playrooms, home offices to kitchens, no project is too large or too small to tackle. Working with clients from busy moms to busy executives, Andi can help you get past the clutter and get on with your life! Andi is a proud member of National Association of Professional Organizers, Institute for Chronic Disorganization, Association of Personal Photo Organizers and the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce.

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1 comment:

Susanna said...

You read my mind - I was just thinking about my favorite boots, and how I want to get them resoled. But hadn't though past that - have added noodles to the Target list!