How do you keep your feet from getting dirty?

United States
July 29, 2007 10:45am CST
We have tile floors in our house, so any dirt or dust on the floors tend to stick to the soles of the feet. And, though I sweep and mop the floors constantly, there seems to be no getting away from the dirt. I was wondering if anyone else has this problem with their tile floors. How do you keep the bottoms of your feet from picking up dirt and dust? Mostly, I'm concerned because it doesn't look good. And, it's tough to keep the dirt off the couch and beds once it gets on the feet. Does anyone have any solutions for keeping the dirt off the soles of the feet? Or, perhaps a more effective solution for getting the dirt off of tile floors. Simply sweeping doesn't seem to be working anymore! I would appreciate any suggestions or ideas. Thanks!
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Wear shoes or jandals or slip ons LOL I only have tiles in our kitchen and though it doesn't often get that dirty, a sweep and mop works for me. Not sure what you can do about that sorry.
• United States
29 Jul 07
When we first moved into our home, I loved the white stone tile throughout the house. It's everywhere, including the closets and bathroom. And, that means constant cleaning. At the time we moved in, I was pretty much a house-body, and rarely went out, because I was REALLY pregnant and huge. But, as the baby has gotten older, we go outside daily and track all that dirt back into the house. What a mess! Thanks for the idea about the slip ons. I have those! Don't know why I hadn't thought to wear them indoors.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Ooh wow white stone tiles sound really nice, must have a nice feel to it too. I know the feeling with being REALLY pregnant LOL people thought I still was AFTER I had my son LOL gosh some people LOL I think Homer is still on the brain LOL
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• United States
29 Jul 07
That's cute about Homer! Yeah, the floors are really pretty, but a real bear to clean. I swear I could clean the bathroom floor and five minutes later it looks tracked up with footprints, even if it was perfectly dry. Mostly because a little bit of water on the bottom of the foot creates real mudpies everywhere!
@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
29 Jul 07
I also have a floor in the house that seems to make your feet dirty it is laminent flooring and everyone seems to get dirty feet when they walk across it and I have yet to find a way to keep it from happening other then wearing a pair of socks around the house, or avoiding the room altogether which is close to impossible since it is the Kitchen.
• United States
29 Jul 07
I like the socks idea. I could definitely do that. When I was pregnant, I had to be careful not to wear socks or anything slippery. But, now that the baby is already here, I don't see why I shouldn't try that. Thanks again!
@diillu (5130)
29 Jul 07
I have bought myself a nice pair of soft room slippers that I don't wear anywhere else except my room. This way I protect my feet alot from picking up dirt. Apart from this just like you I keep moping my room and sweeping constantly so that I don't get dirt collected. This is all I can do as I'm staying in dormitory.