Monday, 27 January 2014

Do It Yourself: How clean your white converse.

Since it’s getting warmer and winter boots are no longer a necessity I am super pumped to start wearing my converse! Majority of students have converse for some comfy yet acceptable look especially after you drag yourself out of bed and cover up your pyjama with a hoodie and jogging bottoms.  But this time my happiness died a little when I seen the state of my beloved two years old pair of white converse. Since I am savvy (not stingy... maybe a little) I cleaned my pair and took some pictures to show you lot how to clean your converse and save some money.

Step 1.
Remove your shoelaces and rinse the bottom of your shoe with water (not the one you’re going to use later!) to remove excess soil and dirt.

Step 2.
Add about a tablespoon of baking soda and washing powder into the basin and put your shoelaces and shoes inside. Make sure you get them wet all over. Then take a toothbrush or a sponge and clean the rubber around the shoe. Makes a huge difference, huh?

Step 3.
Put a cup of baking soda and a tablespoon of washing powder into a smaller bowl and add a little water to make it into a paste. If it’s too watery add more soda if too dry add more water. 

Step 4.
Apply your paste onto your shoes with a sponge and scrub all around. Let it sit for a while and put your shoelaces into the paste.

Step 5.
Rinse your shoes and laces in the basin and put them inside the pillowcase. Now tie the pillowcase close to the shoes. The reason for this is when you put them into the washing machine it will keep your shoelaces safe from damaging the washing machine and shoes won’t make as much noise.

Step 6.
Add washing powder and some fabric softener as if you were doing a normal wash.
I put mine for a quick 30 minute wash and if you can increase the number of spins. If you wish to clean other things with your converse make sure it’s only light colours (whites) rather than black or red colours, because they could dye your shoes!

Step 7.
After the wash remove the shoes and laces from the pillowcase and dry them with a paper towel if needed. Then put them on a hot radiator (only if you can, because you can cause fire when covering certain radiators) or beside or even in a sun. I would usually put them into tumble dryer but apparently it’s not good for your shoes and also in my flat we don’t have one. 

Step 8.
When your shoes are dry put your shoelaces back on and enjoy your clean like new converse!

 If you are in dorms and have a friend why not clean them together and split the costs?! Also prepare yourself for some unbelievable noise coming out of that washing machine so bring your earphones!

Ewii x

1 comment:

  1. great post. my converse do need a clean up but too lazy to do so. now that i have read this post will definitely give it a clean up tomorrow.