August 12 2011,
Shoes in the house has been a debate in our house. I grew up having to take off our shoes when we come into the house. Hubby on the other hand always wore shoes in the house while growing up.
Taking off one's shoes before coming into the house keeps the house cleaner, minimizes the scratches on the hardwood floors and allows the hardwood floors to look shiny longer.
When I go into someone's house, even in the winter, I take off my shoes / boots before entering as a sign of respect.
We had my in-laws for a couple of days, and they wore their shoes around the house the whole time. What can I say, they were use to wearing shoes in the house. They would have been more than happy to take them off, but since hubby wears his shoes around the house, I really can't have them take their's off.
You know how long it takes to clean floors? First you have to sweep up all the dirt, and then you have to mop it. No, I don't have one of those steam mops, I use a bucket of water and get on my hands and knees and mop.
How do you feel about taking off your shoes at someone else's home? Do you wear your shoes in your own home?
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