Our shoes are the biggest culprit for bringing dirt and mud into the house! You can avoid dirty floors and stray debris through the house by preparing your entrance with just a few items:
Outdoor door mat
By leaving a mat just outside your front door, guests and tenants will most likely give their shoes a quick brush before coming in. Hopefully this will prevent any larger items from entering the house, such as leaves, twigs, chunks of mud etc.
Outdoor shoe brush
If you’ve been walking through a muddy field, park or verge, it’s likely that it’s not only the bottom of your shoes that have become filthy; mud tends to coat the edge of your shoes also. Rubbing your feet on a door mat won’t get rid of this additional mud but a fixed shoe brush will enable you to clean out all the nooks and crannies!
Indoor door mat
It may seem over the top but it doesn’t hurt to have an extra door mat inside the door, to help remove any excess dirt. It can be easy to forget to clean your mats but it is important to shake them out every now and then and replace them when the bristles wear down.
When you turn up to someone’s house with a soggy umbrella it can be difficult deciding where to leave it as it’s going to leave water behind. By leaving an umbrella stand in your porch/entrance, you will both save your guests a bit of hassle, and also prevent any unwanted indoor puddles. Remember to clean it out every now and then!
Last but not least, it can be a good idea to leave a small shoe rack in the entrance. This way, when people come in they will be more likely to remove their shoes and in turn keep your carpets clean.