"Talking Dirty News" - Queen of Green, Barbara Loraine

Avoid #1 Cause of Dirt at Home

Take of Your Shoes

green heelsby Barbara Loraine

Let’s face it, it’s a dirty world.  As you are walking around, you’re picking up bits of everything  you step in.

Where there’s been:

  • A dog, or a cat, there are traces of, well, you know
  • Dropped food or beverages, mean there’s off-the-chart dangerous bacteria
  • Bird droppings get baked in the sun and become invisible on the sidewalk
  • Sneezing and coughing people broadcast viruses and infections
  • Sweat from people and animals is just, ewh

You step in those pools of bacteria and germs, and carry traces (or even chunks) with you on your shoes.  Think you’re wiping them off on the rug at the door? Think Again.

The easiest way to keep dirt and germs out of your home is to take off your shoes at the front door. Keep slippers, sandals, or socks at the front door to slip into when you (or guests) arrive.  Once you get into the habit, it’s easy to remember to reserve your “street shoes” for outside.