DIY shoe cleaner (how to remove scuff marks on converse)

Hey hey! Happy Monday friends….hope you had a restful weekend. We have been taking Stella to the dogparks in town and she has been loving it! We have neighborhood dog parks where we live but it is hard to catch a good time when there are other dogs playing…and she loveesss to play:)

Okay, so did you all know this little trick and not tell me? I found this on Pinterest and then could not find the source. It basically showed somebody removing smudge marks from the toe and side area of Converse shoes with nail polish remover. I’m in love with my white Converse because they look good with everything even a nice little sundress and I they look so much better when they are clean. The white ones obviously get dirty pretty easily and I’ve had some success with washing them in OxiClean and letting them dry in the sunshine. But the smudges on the plastic areas was not coming off. This little trick took me 5 minutes and made the converse sparkly white again.

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I assume you could use this on any other plastic part of a shoe. The white part on the converse is probably more like a rubber material so test your shoes accordingly. I used regular nail polish remover dipped in a cotton ball and scrubbed. I used about 5 cotton balls. It takes a little bit of elbow grease but came off pretty easily. Around the rim of the shoe and the toe area.

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Worked like a charm!

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Getting ready to celebrate Easter here this coming weekend….I’ll share some easy ideas this week if you need some last minute decorations or recipes;)

Have a great day!

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. I so need this on my son’s shoes. Little boys can really do a number on their shoes in no time!
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