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How To Clean Your Shoes Using Household Ingredients

Gone are the days of having to dispose of our old white sneakers when they have gotten a bit too dirty.

If you are anything like the rest of us, you ran to the stores back in the ’90s and bought yourself a pair of Converse sneakers. They were the trendiest shoes available at the time. and while they looked awesome, the snow-white sneakers were also a pain-in-the-butt to keep clean. Their pristine appearance would never last for very long and we would be stuck cleaning them over and over again.

White sneakers look incredible but they are not the most practical purchase, that is for sure. That’s why so many of us relied on black sneakers when we were younger. Who has the money to replace their white sneakers every time they start to look dingy? Now that Converse is back in style, it is time to learn more about the best ways to keep these kicks looking their best.

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Thankfully, student Sarah Tracey is here to help. Her genius method will have your shoes looking their best again.
She shared this genius tip with Twitter and it quickly went viral (for good reason!).

To get started, you will need to rinse your shoes off. From there, it is time to create a solution that is going to get them all cleaned up again. Sarah’s solution is made from 1 1/4 parts laundry detergent and one part baking soda. Then, the solution is scrubbed into the sneakers with an old toothbrush before they are given the chance to sit for a bit.

After the solution has had a chance to soak in, the shoes need to be rinsed off. Sarah placed them in the washing machine afterward, giving them an additional rinse on a cold water cycle. Do not place the shoes in the dryer, though. Give them a chance to air dry. As you can tell from the photos, her shoes look brand new!

Gone are the days of having to dispose of our old white sneakers when they have gotten a bit too dirty. Her tweet says it all, doesn’t it? Sarah truly is a miracle worker of the highest order. This hack is easy, yet genius. Thank you so much, Sarah!