I love to lay on the floor, to stretch while watching TV, or to talk on the phone.
But just wait one minute, didn’t K just walk all over the carpet with his shoes on?
Growing up you’re told to take your shoes off in the house. For the most part, the goal of that was to avoid tracking mud, leaves, and grass up and down the stairs.
Unfortunately, mud, leaves, and grass are actually pretty tame compared to some of the other stuff that is on the bottom of your shoes.
Anything you step on throughout the day will be transported into your home. That includes:
- Bacteria that can make you sick
- Dog/bird poop
- Herbicides, pesticides, and other toxins
- Whatever is on the floor of public restrooms…
- Used gum
- Industrial pollutants
Overall, if you wear your shoes around the house, remember that laying on the floor is like placing the bottom of your shoe on your face…GROSS.
Sources and More Reading:
- TreeHugger: 6 Reasons to Remove Your Shoes Inside
- Huffington Post: 3 Gross Reasons You Shouldn’t Wear Shoes in the House
- ABC News: How Dirty Are Your Shoes?