How to Clean Those New Plastic Shoes
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Shine up your newest pair of plastic shoes with a gentle cleansing. A light cleaning removes dust and dirt that may collect during display at a store. Someone may have tried those shoes on before you. Prevent receiving a contagious fungal infection by sanitising your shoes before placing them on your feet.
Examine your shoes for obvious stains before wearing them. Get a heavier scrub on your shoes by using a soft bristled toothbrush to clean it with.
Fill a sink 1/3 full of warm water.
- Shine up your newest pair of plastic shoes with a gentle cleansing.
- Get a heavier scrub on your shoes by using a soft bristled toothbrush to clean it with.
Add a teaspoon of gentle liquid dish detergent to the sink as the water runs.
Add a splash or capful of bleach to the water for a deeper sanitisation.
Mix the water with your hand. Wet a clean cloth in the water. Wring the excess water from the cloth.
Wipe in circular motions the entire outside of the shoes. Re-wet the cloth as needed and remove the excess water.
- Add a teaspoon of gentle liquid dish detergent to the sink as the water runs.
- Wet a clean cloth in the water.
Wipe the insides of the shoes, including the insoles.
Allow shoes to dry for twenty-four hours before wearing the shoes.
Totally immerse shoes made completely from plastic in the solution for a few minutes for total sanitisation. Remove the shoes and let them dry before wearing them.
- Dry your new shoes with a dry clean cotton cloth or let the air dry them.
- Never place plastic shoes in the dryer. They will melt.
As a former senior sales director with Mary Kay and the co-owner of a renovation company, Monica Patrick has firsthand knowledge of small business operations. Besides start ups, she has extensive skills in recruiting, selling, leadership, makeup artistry and skin care.