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When in the house, please remove your street shoes?  Don’t you agree?

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      Denise Richardson wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • Yes! I have a basket full of footies outside the door along with a message asking visitors to help themselves to a pair upon removing their shoes before entering and retunr them back to the basket when they leave. I livr in a community with dogs and some people do not pick up after their pets and I refuse to have someone track poop or anything else dirty into my home.happy




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • I love that idea, Neicy. We live in Hawaii and everyone takes their shoes off in the house.




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • We always take our shoes off and so does everyone that comes in the house. I don’t want any nasty things people have walked in on my floors and carpets. It has been proven there are many germs on the bottom of your shoes especially rubber sole shoes. Don’t want those in my house either.happy




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      Tuliplady wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • No I don’t agree.  

       I’d never expect my father to take off his lace up work boots just because he stops in to visit!  Nor would I expect my mother to take off her gorgeous lizard pumps when she stops over sunday after church!

      For those who insist on shoes coming off at the door, would you really want me stopping in for coffee and taking my shoes off and walking across your floor in my VERY sweaty socks?  It’s your choice, just something to think about.




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      Mary Clark wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • Well we don’t take our shoes off down here.....(at my house) but my oldest son would like for us all to.  But the way my crowd goes in and out of the house...it just wouldn’t work...unless you wear flip flops everyday.  My husband wears work boots...and it’s hard for him to get them on and off ...much less coming in and out of the house which he does a lot.  

      I agree it helps with keeping the floor cleaner...any rugs or carpets cleaner...but for us..it’s just not practical.  That’s why I vacuum everyday!




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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • My house it’s whatever your comfort is..... however I don’t like outside shoes in my bedroom where I am more likely to go barefoot. Since my hubz works for ATT and is in all kinds of houses and neighborhoods I don’t want that stuff tracked in my room.




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      Nerissa wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • I confess I practice the Asian practice of removing your footwear when you ente ra home. I’m not “Suzy homemaker” but I beleive in a certain amount of order and cleanliness, it just makes me feel better.




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      Suzann wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • I love the idea, but don’t want to impose it on my family. They have no concept of these notions, so I feel, well, I can always vacuum the house.




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      Anne E wrote Sep 2, 2010
    • It’s up to you, but if you do take them off, don’t leave them strewn all over the living room the way we do in my house!




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      Angelcart wrote Sep 2, 2010
    • No, I would never ask/expect my guest’s to remove their shoes to come into my home.  Now, after cutting the yard I take my shoes off and leave them at the door but not otherwise.  When I visited my husbands family in Maui I didn’t know you were expected to remove your shoes and as I went to walk in she barked at me to “remove my shoes“.  After that my first thought was “great, I’ve two day’s here......“.  Just not used to that.




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      Linda L wrote Sep 2, 2010
    • Thanks ladies for your awesome responses.  I understand where all of you are coming from.  For me, being Asian, just like Nerisa said I do remove my shoes at home.  In most Japanese homes a basket of slippers are provided for you and guests, just like Neicy’s place. These days many people are practicing the importance of not tracking dirt in the home, in fact these past couple months I had a handyman and plumber at my place and one removed and put on his slippers and the other put a covering over his shoes.  I didn’t ask them to.  

      Well, Tulip, if you and your family were to come to my home, I’ll make an exception.  I would be admiring your mom’s beautiful shoes and no, I don’t want to smell your sweaty socks. LOL  

      I realize every home is different so let it be. happy




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      Tuliplady wrote Sep 2, 2010
    • Thanks Linda. heart happy

      Actually in my own house I kick my shoes off the instant I get in the door, not because I give two hoots about my floors, but because I hate wearing shoes, I only wear them for work, the rest of the time I go barefoot, indoors and out.




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      Frannie1964 wrote Sep 2, 2010
    • It doesn’t matter to me either way. Whatever makes that person visitng feel comfortable. I’m not going to ask anyone to take their shoes off, if thats what they want, It’s cool with me and if not, thats cool with me also. Unless they went hopping thru puddles or walking thru oil spills.

      I have a close friend who doesn’t let anyone pass thru unless your shoes are off. Some people like that and some don’t.estatic




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      Lazylola wrote Sep 2, 2010
    • whatever makes my guests comfortable, i’m always barefoot at home, or wearing socks, i do have my kids either wipe their shoes or take them off if it has rained or whatever, they already know if they track in a mess they will be the ones cleaning it up




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      UK Girl wrote Sep 3, 2010
    • In one house yes as I had cream carpets and people where cool about this and in my last house no as I had wooden floors so not bothered but where I am staying my friend is manic about this as she has very pale carpets and everyone is okay.

      I must say in the UK most folk I know always ask about shoes when they enter someone’s house plus in London I think it’s more the normal because the streets are so dirty




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      Riverdawn wrote Sep 3, 2010
    • Yes. I appreciate it, and those who come to my house know it. I have cream colored carpet, hard enough to keep clean without everyones shoes adding to it.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Sep 3, 2010
    • Well, I remove my work boots when I’ve been working outside, be it in the gardens or shoveling snow. But for guests, no I don’t ask them to. With my animals it’s likely better that they keep their shoes on. LOL  And there is the side of it that Tulip brought up. We
      don’t know the foot hygiene of others. I have taken soft soled shoes to friends houses if their house has expensive hardwood floors so I don’t have to be bare foot.  

      Cathie... a carpet shampooer owner




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