a public service announcement.

June 23, 2010
for all you city dwellers {and specifically for you new york city dwellers},  you know that a night of parading around the city in anything resembling a cute summer sandal will leave you feeling as if you just walked through an inch of sludge. and if it’s pouring rain like it was last night, chances are you have just walked through an inch of sludge. let me just say those sidewalks get slick.

enter boraxo: the best little secret you’ve never heard. just scrub a little bit of the white stuff into those grubby heels and black sludge be gone. it might not be the most glamorous little buddy, but it sure does the trick. that is all.

{if you’d rather a more sensible option, like, i don’t know, sneakers, check out roberta jane‘s summer roundup}.

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  • Reply Callie Grayson June 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    ha! i needed this after an all saturday event of watching the Highland Games, it POURED rain on Friday night and let me tell you the ankle deep mud kept us cool!!
    But washing it off what not so fun!
    Thanks for the tip, will stock up for next time.

  • Reply un hamac June 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    ha! good to know. thank you very much. šŸ™‚

  • Reply ALFIE June 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    this is a fantastic tip!

  • Reply Amy@Old Sweet Song June 23, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Ah the dreaded black heel syndrome. I know it well. Nice tip, lady friend.

  • Reply Echo June 24, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Boraxo was one of those things i always found on my grandmother's laundry room shelves. It's the best for scrubbing your hands (or feet) clean!

  • Reply Eleanor June 24, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! šŸ™‚ http://improcrastinate.blogspot.com

  • Reply Pretty Neat Designs June 24, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    This is a very helpful post! Off to buy Borax…

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