Are you going to make a New Year's resolution? You may have some ideas already, perhaps to lose weight or to quit smoking. Perhaps you want to be more cultured and plan on listening to Wagner's Ring cycle.
One resolution you could make is to stop wearing shoes in your house and to ask family and friends to do the same.
Adopting a shoes-off rule might not be a great moral transformation, but it is a simple thing that will have a definite practical benefit.
Perhaps tomorrow you will be hosting a New Year's Eve party and the guests will damage the floor in their spike heels. Personally, I would recommend you to ask for shoes-off, but perhaps seeing the damage on New Years' day will add force to your resolution to go shoes-free.
If you adopt this resolution, your carpet will last longer and you can spend less money on carpet cleaning.
Perhaps you are expecting to have a baby in the next year. If so, having a shoes-off policy will create a safer and healthier environment for your family.
Life is full of small and simple decisions and this is one decision that could improve the quality of your life. Make that resolution.