At your home, do you keep your shoes on, or, do you take your shoes off?

Why People Keep Their Shoes ON

  1. Safety: Having your shoes on in your home can help prevent injury (bumping your toe, stepping on a small toy, slipping)
  2. Health: Some people have to wear shoes based on health (feet, back, knees…etc)
  3. Productive Feeling: Some people feel overall productive when they have their shoes on. Especially if they are moving furniture, going in and out of the attic, etc.

Why People Keep Take Their Shoes OFF

  1. To prevent germs from other places visited throughout the day from entering the home.
  2. Saves you time from cleaning floors.
  3. Potentially can save your floors from damage (example: high heels or cleats on hardwood floors)
  4. Saves times that shoes are being looked for because they are in their “proper place” (by the front door, garage, closet)

Some Ideas to Consider

  1. Disinfecting your shoes regularly.
  2. Change out of “outside shoes” into “inside shoes”. Some people think inside shoes are slippers, but you can have a pair of normal shoes that are designated for inside the home.
  3. No shoe zones. Maybe in rooms that have carpet, no shoes. But in rooms without carpet, maybe allow shoes.

While Your Home is One The Market

  • Keep your home Camera Ready. If you normally keep shoes by the front door, consider putting shoes in a closet.
  • Provide shoe covers for people who are touring your home. 

While You Are Looking at Homes

  • Keep wipes and disinfectant spray with you to clean your shoes prior to entering your car and home. 
  • Remove shoes prior to entering your home.
  • Bring shoe covers with you to wear in the homes you are seeing.

Kelly Raulston

“Reliable and Ready” REALTOR® since 2016. I was born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas since 1997. When I found out we were moving to Plano, Texas, I remember looking forward to riding a horse to school and a brand-new pair of cowboy boots! Growing up in Plano prepared me to be competitive, quick, and to have a strong work ethic. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Axe’em Jacks! That is where my love for East Texas began. The nature, warm smiles, football games, and community values can't be beat! I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was a middle school math teacher in Tyler, Texas. I met my husband, Travis, in Sunday school, and we have been married since September 2016. I love being a REALTOR® in East Texas! Relationships are genuine, the area is beautiful, and the market is rockin’! I am an involved REALTOR® to better the community. Some of the organizations I am involved with are: The Professional Development Committee, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, and Tyler Educational Networking Group. Some awards I have won were “The Hustle Award” in 2016, and “Rookie of the Year” in 2017. When I am not working with my clients, I like to spend quality time with my friends and family doing the following: running, target practice, read and participate in book club, and playing with my dachshund Greta.
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