Improve indoor air quality at home: Take off your shoes!

18 08 2008

The number one way to improve the quality of your indoor air is to remove your shoes before entering your home. Think about it. All the toxins and crap (literally) that you track in on the bottom of your shoes eventually turns to dust and settles on everything you own and becomes inhaled and ingested. Gross.

It is now my habit to remove my shoes when I come home. I have to say though, that I hate walking around barefoot inside, especially since I live with a 4-year-old who is a fairly sloppy eater and a husband who is a fairly enthusiastic cook. The floor is often wet or sticky.

I searched for and found perhaps the greatest green product known to man…mops on slippers called Slipper Genies, I bought ours at Sur La Table. The mop bottoms come off so you can wash them.

An immediate hit with the whole family.

Very efficient: making the mess and mopping it up at the same time

One big item on my greening my home project is a good-looking, versatile, shoe rack. I haven’t been able to find one, I may just have to design one myself. In the meantime, we’ll have to endure the mess at the front door.




2 responses

28 08 2008

What a great idea the slipper genies are.We most cetainly dont wear our shoes in the house as we have very light carpets so consequently we either goes barefoot or wear slippers.We apply the same rules for guests as ourselves.My husband built a rack for all our shoes and slippers which we keep by the door.

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