The Genius Hack to Get Rid of Salt Residue on Shoes in Less Than a Minute

Take the time to clean your shoes and keep them going for another winter season.

How-to-Get-Rid-of-Salt-Residue-on-ShoesThe Family HandymanYour shoes can take a beating during winter months. The salt used to melt ice and snow on driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, etc., can help to keep you safe from falling, but it can also leave a nasty white residue on your footwear that doesn’t look great. (Next time, try this easy way to melt ice that doesn’t require any salt.) But don’t toss those otherwise perfectly good shoes!

How-to-Get-Rid-of-Salt-Residue-on-ShoesThe Family HandymanYou can clean off the residue quickly with a simple solution that you can make at home. Fill a spray bottle with water and add a couple of tablespoons of white vinegar. Shake it up a bit and spritz the mixture onto a clean paper towel. Gently wipe your shoes, and watch the salt residue disappear. Keep the spray bottle near your shoe collection, so you can clean off your shoes as the season goes.

Next, find out how to clean every type of shoe in your closet.

Originally Published on The Family Handyman