If you have ever heard those words before, you know the frustration of being halfway out the door when your child realizes one shoe has gone MIA. Before the school year starts, take a few easy steps to prevent Missing Shoe Syndrome from striking your home.
I designated a special “shoe area” in our garage because we don’t have a mud room. This way, when we pull into the garage after school, everyone’s shoes come off and are placed on a simple wire shoe rack. If you don’t have a shoe rack, basic shelves or crates will work.
It’s a good idea to have a place for your family to wipe off their dirty shoes before storing them on the rack to prevent carrying the contents of the playground into your house. I made a quick and simple floor mat using stair runners from the dollar store. My store was selling packs of 6 stair runner treads for $1! If your store doesn’t carry them, try asking your local carpet store for remnants.
Just use duct tape to piece the sections together and you have a super cheap rug that can take a beating.
With this simple tip, your kids shoes should be all set to go each morning. The homework? That I can’t help you with.
How would you like a little help stocking up that shoe rack before the school year begins? Famous Footwear is running an amazing sale right now that can help get your family in shoes for a song.
Famous Footwear stores carry a huge variety of shoes, and they pride themselves on their easy-to-shop stores. Think of how easy it would be to get all the shoes your kids need in one easy stop!
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Print off this coupon and bring it to a Famous Footwear store between August 2- August 18 and save. As an added bonus, if you join Famous Footwear’s free Rewards Program you earn 1 point for each dollar you spend, up to $100 per year. You will get a special discount just for signing up, AND as a member you will receive other special discounts and perks.