Do you have a problem with your Converse, Tom’s or athletic shoes retaining odors? Of course you don’t.
Let’s say you have a friend. And this friend wore a “Mom’s Uniform” about three days a week. And this “Mom’s Uniform” consisted of a hoodie, jeans and her favorite slip-on Converse shoes.
The only problem? This friend’s Converse shoes stink. This is a bit of an embarrassment for her. She doesn’t think she has sweaty feet. Still, these shoes stink.
Her first attempt to deodorize the shoes involved pouring cornstarch straight into the shoe. This did not work well. In fact, as she walked, clouds of cornstarch came poof-ing out in the most unattractive manner. FAIL.
Then she remembered the baking soda. Don’t we all use baking soda in the fridge to absorb odors?
She knew she didn’t want to pour the baking soda straight into the shoe. So she came up with the coffee filter. Slightly porous. Readily available for little money. Environmentally friendly. All natural baking soda.
All you need for your DIY Coffee Filter Shoe Deodorizers is: coffee filters, baking soda and some sort of bow like raffia.
Here are the instructions to create your own DIY Coffee Filter Shoe Deodorizers:
- Fill a coffee filter with 1/4 cup baking soda.
- Fold each corner in towards the center.
- Fold down the top.
- Use a hole punch and punch a hole on each side.
- Tie with raffia.
To use the shoe deodorizer, simply slide it into the shoe and let it do its work! To keep the shoe deodorizer working well, the baking soda will need to be changed every month.
Wait! What? You think this story is about me? As if! This is hypothetical peeps! (But if we ever meet in real life? Chances are good I’ll be in a hoodie, jeans and my sweet smelling Converse)
The DIY Coffee Filter Shoe Deodorizers are Part 2 of my Spring Cleaning series where I’m tackling those unusual household problems we all have, but seldom see get Spring Cleaned! If you missed it, you may want to find out how to make a DIY Yoga Mat Cleaner.