Family Living

Why I Wear Shoes At Home

It’s been more than two months since I started using this little house keeping technique. I got it from The Fly Lady, and I can say that it has been really effective on me. You might find it weird, but I am willing to employ just about any tactic to keep the sloth in me moving.

Oh, I’m happy to say that since my last post on home making, I progressed a little, lol! I was able to develop my habits of de-cluttering and floor sweeping everyday. And I was able to mop our floor for 2-3 times a week. But our house is not yet close to that hotel-like orderliness and cleanliness.

Why wear shoes at home? You might ask. Well, when I used to go to office before, I always have my shoes on. Needless to say, I don’t wear my fluffy slippers nor do I walk barefooted.  And now that I’m a stay at home mom, my new office is our home. It’s here where I work.

And for a sloth like me, when I am barefooted or on my fuzzy slippers, I feel so comftable that all I want to do is just relax and keep my lazy butt on our sofa. But when I put my working shoes on, plus play an audiobook or podcast, I am suddenly moving and grooving inside our house. Oh yeah, I often dance in front of Yesha.
My working shoes is a ballet flat. This is the first ballet flat shoes I ever owned. The material is as soft as  cloth which doesn’t put any pressure on my not-so-beautiful feet.
The Fly Lady suggested laced shoes, but since I got a demanding toddler who from time to time wanted to play in the bed or stroll on the floor, the ballet flats proved to be more convenient to use. I converted these flats to my house shoes and don’t use it outside anymore.
I’ll be adding more house keeping routines, like daily swish swash of our bathrooms. And with every house chore that I do, my working shoes will always be my partner plus a podcast/audibook. I love love this technique and it’s going to be a part of my home office.
I would love to hear your experience!
Are you a natural with house keeping?
Do you also have techniques you want to share with me?  🙂


  1. dhEz

    nakakatuwa naman yung reason behind wearing shoes at home..i inspired again because of your blogs. but honestly, i don’t consider myself a house mom..yan talaga ang kahinaan ko. i used to stay at home after giving birth for a year. i did housekeeping and dumating yung time na bagot na bagot na ako. i wanted to work outside. i guess hindi talaga ako pang housekeeping :(( naiinggit tuloy ako sa’yo kasi you enjoy doing it.

    1. House mom ako sis, pero not house chores mom, LOL! Kahinaan ko rin ang house keeping, kaya kahit anong pampaganang gumawa sa bahay, eh gagawin ko =) As much as possible ayaw ko ng may kasama sa bahay, enjoy ko yung privacy pag kaming mag-pamilya lang 🙂

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