Saturday, January 26, 2013

Organised Home- Challenge Day 11: Stop Dirt at the Door

Organised Home- Challenge Day 11: Stop Dirt at the Door

'While entrance mats can remove much of the soil from the bottom of shoes, a considerable amount of dirt still clings to footwear worn outside.

A "no shoes" policy keeps that soil contained near the front door, instead of inviting it in to curl up on carpets and furniture.'

18 comments:

Tim said...

I was working in the libary yesterday and asked the libarian for some help.

She was a lady in here early 30's a would guess with blonde hair and slim.

Anyway, she was in a grey top, black skirt, black opaque tights and slippers. I asked why she was in slippers and she said that her shoes were wet and that her boots hurt her feet.

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Anonymous said...

A couple of the people in our office were chatting at lunchtime the other week.

Anyway, one of the girls was rocking back and forth in her high heels, when suddenly somehow she went over on her heel. She slipped her shoe off and looked at it but it appeared to be ok.

A little while latter the same day I noticed that her heel on the same shoe was wobbling a bit, but when I told her she just shrugged it off and said it had happened before and she was used to walking in less than stable high heels. Anyway, today she had taken the same shoe off (she wears the same pair most of the time) and was waking around with one shoe on and one off.

I commented that it might be easier to remove the other one, and after asking if i was sure that was ok she took it off and has been stockinged footed since.

Anonymous said...

This was smart. Did she still look presentable in her stocking feet? What was she wearing?

Anonymous said...

Yes she looked smart- she was in a white blousr, navy skirt and navy opaque tights.

Not sure whether she is having problems with the heel, but she also took them off this morning.

Anonymous said...

What is she wearing today? Did anyone ask her why she took her shoes off today? Her navy and white look yesterday seems smart.

Anonymous said...

A navy and white striped blouse (vertical stripes) navy skirt and opaques.

She said her heels was loose and was worried it might break.

Anonymous said...

I wonder whether she will buy herself new heels or continue working in her stocking feet. Looks like no one criticized her for being shoeless? Does your office have a carpet? How old is she?

Anonymous said...

Hi,

She's 24. Yes the office is carpeted throughout.

No one has critised her -not sutre why they would especially if she is having problems with her shoes.

Anonymous said...

I wonder whether other employees follow suit. Are her feet presentable and well-pedicured?

mark said...

I have my own office and both my fiancee and I take off our shoes. She takes a pair of crocs to wear and I either wear slippers or loafers. But when I see clients I always wear my smart shoes.

Elain Smith said...

I have noticed that quite a few people are surprised when they find out it is done in Canada,all homes are shoes off and where I work a few of the girls work in stocking feet,its more comfortable

Anonymous said...

So why are all homes and many offices in Canada shoes-off?

mark said...

Do your feet not get cold in just socks? Do not most people in Canada wear slippers at home due to the cold weather. What do you do when visiting other homes Elaine? Where I live in the UK, if dont wear slippers then that only means one thing, cold feet.

Elain Smith said...

Well Mark I suppose I am used to it,older women seem to wear slippers indoors,as do a lot of the men,but from what I see children and the females between 15 to 50 will just go in stockinged feet,and our floors are very warm some of the new houses have steam heated floors in the basements and pluch carpeting,as we do at my place of work,(where by the way I also remove my shoes)and work in my stockinged feet,

mark said...

Thanks for your answer Elaine. I thinks its good to take off your shoes at work. I have my own business and I do take them off as soon as I get into the office

Elain Smith said...

do you have women working with you? is it a office rule? we do just because its comfortable,

mark said...

My fiancee also uses my office when we are working there together and she will change from her shoes to crocs. Its not a rule to take shoes off. We do it out of habit, for comfort and respect for the office space. Also we do have a new rug thats quite light in colour so it makes sense for us to take of our shoes.