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    09-17-2012, 03:08 AM
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Trained
Do you wear your shoes in the house, let others?

Ok, one of my biggest pet peeves is wearing shoes in the house!
I have hardwood and rock floors, but SHOES are to be left at the DOOR!
My house is pretty clean, and I LIKE IT that way.

DH is getting bad about being in a hurry and getting MUD (YES! It's been raining!) all over the floors. Today I was walking around CLEANING and I stepped (barefoot!!) in a giant pile of dried up mud and about flipped my lid.
I haven't said anything... Waiting for it to get tracked all over so he has to mop the ENTIRE house!

We have a big rock area by the side door we use and we have our shoes lined up neatly there. When guests come over they see them and most are nice and ask if they need to take off their shoes, HUGS!! Others like my parents and MIL groan and whine, lift up their feet and profess that they are clean! Just TAKE THEM OFFFFFFF!!!!!!!! Why should I have to mop every time after you come over!! Honestly I mop BEFORE they come over, shrug, I have this thing about my house being spotlessly clean for guests. They know how I feel and it drives me CRAZY. I do it at their houses even though they don't do it, ewwwww their floors are FILTHY. I politely state that I don't want to track anything in just to be an example. HINT HINT!!!

So I'm getting ready to make a sign. Got a slogan?
"Save me an EXTRA CHORE, Leave your SHOES by the DOOR!"
How about... "Don't be a stupid %hore, take your muddy boots off by the door!"
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    09-17-2012, 04:56 AM
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Green Broke
You may need an additional signe to put on the seat of the chair. I know I do,
"THIS CHAIR IS FOR MY A$%
I keep a chair by my back door foyer, so I can sit my happy hind quarters in, to take my boots off , or to put on when headed out. Everyone that walks in seems to think the chair by the door is a perfect place to drop all their crap !!!!
Even after repeatedly saying not to suddenly I am a buitt head when I open door pick up chair and throw contents out into the back yard.
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    09-17-2012, 05:43 AM
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Yearling
The only exception to the shoes off rule in my house is my parents because they are old and have a hard time taking their shoes on and off. I don't have issue with that as they also are not tracking mud in. They do manage a wipe off on the mat.
     
    09-17-2012, 06:29 AM
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    09-17-2012, 06:31 AM
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Showing
My mom is anal about her "no shoes in the house" rule. When we had carpet in the bedrooms years ago (have hardwood now), my friends and I had to wear slippers when we went in my room.
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    09-17-2012, 06:39 AM
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My kitchen floor is so messy at the moment I have to wear shoes in there

I wear shoes indoors but in a house where the person stipulates "shoes off", I'm happy to go barefoot. Tbh I love going around without shoes, I walked 12km barefoot once.
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    09-17-2012, 07:51 AM
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Foal
I keep a pair of flip flops by the door to change into because my shoes/boots are usually caked with grass and mud (and sometimes horse poop) when I come into the house. I have a bad habit of coming home from work and heading straight to the barn in my work clothes and shoes (scrubs and Danskos, I'm a nurse) instead of taking an extra minute to step into the mud room and changing into my Mucks.
     
    09-17-2012, 07:58 AM
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Pfftt, I have the no shoes rule too.....
Somehow my hardwood floors are still caked in mud and dirt!
Haven't figured out how it happens though... everyone around here has the wide eyed "It wasn't me" expression.
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    09-17-2012, 08:04 AM
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Showing
Ugh, dirty floors, the bane of my existence. We have a small mud room and it doesn't seem to matter that shoes/boots are taken off. I've got ceramic in my kitchen (first room walked through) and it generally looks like the barn and arena threw up on it. I've forced myself to only mop it twice a week because for one, it is utterly pointless and two, I have to try & keep my sanity. I'm just very glad I don't have any carpet - though DD thinks she needs it in her room, perhaps they make carpet in barn dirt brown or manure madness....
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    09-17-2012, 09:35 AM
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Trained
Flygap you would hate me.
I wear shoes on my feet from the time I get dressed after showering until I go to bed. I hate going barefoot.
If it has rained I will change my shoes at the door to not track any mud in.
I even put socks on after getting out of bed because I hate walking on the floor barefoot.
I ahve a lady that cleans the house 3 times a week. She hasn't said anything and I'm not going to ask her opinion either.
When I was in China people had a pair of shoes sandals reaaly for each room and changed as they traveled through the house. Each pair being left by the door they were exiting from. Shalom
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