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        09-17-2012, 12:29 PM
    Originally Posted by FlyGap    
    Yeah, what is it about handymen Val?
    I never feel comfortable telling those guys to take off the boots. The good thing most are rather clean, but there are exceptions too of course. I have no problem wiping the floors after them (we have tile in a kitchen/lobby, and some kind of wood cover rest of the floor), but basement is carpeted, and the mud is hard to get rid of sometime. :(
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        09-17-2012, 12:34 PM
    I agree, if someone I don't know really well comes over I leave it up to them. No huffing or bad looks, honestly! I try to be a very gracious host and make everyone here feel at home! My first words are always "Nothin fancy, plop down wherever, let me get you a drink!" Southern hospitality.

    Faye, I would never do that to a friend or person I was visiting. Only my family that knows the rules and are too lazy to follow them. As for the description of their floors... It would take a novel writing about that. It does seem rude, but they would agree that's the truth. MIL has three sons, two grandsons, and a outdoors husband that all track mud in the house daily. She lets them know (and me) how she feels about it, but then refuses to take hers off here.
    I have a dust mop in the kitchen I go around with daily, mopping only when I start to see smudges, feels gritty, juice drips, the random broccoli smashed on the floor, and dog paws/hair! LOL!
        09-17-2012, 01:42 PM
    Meh, we all leave our shoes on. The only times we take them off is when they are covered in snow or mud.
        09-17-2012, 02:28 PM
    We never walk in shoes in our house, but it's pretty typical of most Canadian household. I have noticed that in the states people wear their shoes inside-which I find pretty gross, but out here people don't usually do that.
        09-17-2012, 07:46 PM
    No, since I clean the floors and am the one that goes in and out from "outdoors" on a consistant basis, I just take my own shoes off at the door when necessary. I track in sand sometimes which can make tile floors a bit slippery, so I guess I am the worst "dirty foots" offender in the place.

    Until our current house, we always had a mud room b/c we irrigated. Now if family didn't have enough sense to take their muddy shoes off in the mud room they had to listen to me go "on and on"...and if they mentioned I was going "on and on"...they got a double dose of "on and on". :)
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        09-17-2012, 08:28 PM
    Missy May are you sure your not a jewish mother with all the on and on going on?
    I bet you are in fact rather good at laying it on and on. LOL
    More power to ya. Shalom
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        09-17-2012, 08:40 PM
    Green Broke
    At my parents house I am generally barefoot buut I do wear my shoes in with 3 dogs and tile through most the house its impossible not to havr to sweep/ mop every other day so they don't care much. At my best guy friends house that in regularly at I take my shoes off at the door as he has whiteish carpet right by his door into thw living room.
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        09-17-2012, 09:02 PM
    Our house is spotless all the time, we are all neat freaks here and are constantly cleaning up after ourselves. I don't mind popping in the house in my work boots to grab a carrot or something because I know once im done down at the barn im going to sweep and wipe off counters. Its mostly tile so its easy to clean.

    When im relaxing I prefer shoes off, but my parents often wear their shoes and any guest keeps shoes on. Its never been a problem really, the vast majority of any mess in the house comes from the baby dropping food from her high chair.

    I can't sleep if I know there is something I need to clean so every night before I sleep I check the kitchen and rooms to tidy up lol we hired a family friend to do weekly cleaning but she had to stop coming as much and now only stops by every other week because she said she barely has anything to clean!
        09-18-2012, 12:42 AM
    Shoes in the house is a big NO in my family's culture.
    I do not wear shoes in other people's houses either (even if the house is terribly dirty...).
        09-18-2012, 12:54 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    Meh, we all leave our shoes on. The only times we take them off is when they are covered in snow or mud.
    We live on a farm.... snow and mud being tracked in is the LEAST of my concerns.
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