That’s not a good title.
My shoes are always scuffed. I wear the same shoes every day, and have several pairs of the exact same kind. (I’m not gifted with a good fashion sense.) I sit criss-cross on the floor all the time at school, so scuffs on the side are easily explained – scuffs on the top of the toes confused me.
For a while I thought maybe I didn’t realize I was dragging my feet, but during one of the rare times I was actually putting my shoes back in the closet, I saw the reason.
It’s that knobbly ceiling! The solution? Fabric and liquid starch.
I’m a big fan of liquid starch. If you are some poor college student or a person who lives where your landlord won’t let you paint, you can liquid starch fabric to the wall and it can look pretty cool. Just soak the fabric until it’s pretty wet, then smooth it on, smoosh out the bubbles, let dry. The best part is peeling it off the wall when it’s time to take it down. It doesn’t harm the paint and you just have to wash the starch residue off the wall. The brown stripe in our kitchen is just a ribbon liquid-starched to the wall (because painting a stripe would require FAR more patience than I possess).
Anyway, back to the closet. I didn’t try to do a careful job smoothing it out nicely since this is purely for function. Hopefully this bit of flannel will stop the scuffs.
And hopefully I’ll put my shoes away on a regular basis.