Taking your shoes off in the house is one of those often talked about but seldom done household rules. It's just too easy to run inside with your shoes on and go about your day.
Don't do it!
A new study by a professor of pharmacy at the University of Houston finds that the bottom of our shoes is one of the dirtiest surfaces around. Shoes carry dirt and a host of bacteria that can cause infection and disease.
Wiping your shoes on a mat is a start but not good enough as you may just be picking up whatever the last person left on the mat.
So what to do with those shoes at the door?
Here are a few ideas thanks to our friends at Pinterest.