How does something as tiny as shoes cause such a problem? I prefer NOT to have people wear shoes in my house. It isn’t a rule and I don’t have a sign or anything but if someone asks if they should take of their shoes I say YES.
When I go over to someone’s house, whether they ask me to or not, I will remove my shoes at the front door. It is out of respect for them and their home. My daughter has been raised to do the same thing. Wherever she goes, even if it is to school, she will remove her shoes. I think for her it is more of a comfort thing.
Now my husband on the other hand…will wear his shoes everywhere. From the moment he gets dressed in the morning until he goes to bed, his shoes are on. How is that comfortable? I told him that I do not like him wearing his shoes in the house but that doesn’t go very far. The only fight I have won is that he will not wear his shoes upstairs…ever. No one gets to wear their shoes upstairs…unless you want to clean the carpet on the stairs for me.
Shoes track dirt everywhere! That is why I don’t see any reason why you should wear your shoes in the house (well, at least my house). Yes, I am that much of a clean freak. It didn’t get this bad until after my daughter. Kids are on the floor all the time. Touching it, dropping stuff on it, etc. Especially based on the fact that most of the floors in my house are light-colored so that they show even the smallest amount of dirt. Don’t get me started on carpet stains!
Anyway, enough of my rant. You know my position on this. My husband doesn’t agree but I think that is based on how he was raised. His family doesn’t take their shoes off in their houses either (not that there is anything wrong with that). I was always raised to do this and yes I wear house slippers (took that after my mom too). What is your stance on this? Do you have one or do you not really care?
I know I might be an extremist when it comes to keeping things clean but as long as it doesn’t get dirty…then I don’t have to clean it!