Yesterday, my somewhat significant experience in cleaning crap off of shoes came in handy and I would like to share my accumulated and highly relevant expertise in this highly specialized trade:
- Take off your shoes before you walk into your unit. There is no reason to leave skid marks on your floor, especially if it’s carpeted.
- Dip the sole of the shoe in question into the toilet carefully. Hold it in there for about a minute to let the crap soften a bit.
- Turn the shoe upside down while holding it right above the water in the toilet but inside the bowl, and start gently removing crap from the treads with a toothbrush after dipping the toothbrush into a hot water. Make sure that your movement is gentle, so that little pieces of crap don’t fly out of the toilet elsewhere.
- They say everything happens for a reason, so you better believe it, and use this incident as an opportunity to get a new toothbrush, which it’s probably time for you to do anyway. But… don’t give up on those shoes yet, just because they tasted an ounce of biodegradable SF goodness.