Most people don’t enforce a “no shoe policy” in their homes, but I’m getting ready to because I’m tired of cleaning and re-cleaning the floors of my home. Instituting a no shoe policy may be where I am heading especially with my daughter eventually reaching the stage of “total dirt ball.” She will inevitably enter the house with shoes full of dirt and grime and track it throughout the house.
I’ve been to homes where they are militaristic in their no shoe policy and I must admit that it definitely keeps the floors and carpet much more clean. So, if your floors stay clean longer, it is reasonable to assume that you will end up cleaning the floors less often. Which frees you up to do things that you’d rather be doing, like playing outside with your kids in the mud.