How to clean your ugg boots - 7 step guide

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While Ugg boots aren't the fashion staple they once were, they're still a comfortable shoe to wear around the house. If you own a pair of these shoes, you can't deny how comfortable they are so what they lack in style they make up for in comfort and practicality. The natural materials they are made out of is great for wear in the summer and winter because they allow ventilation and warmth. Uggs are made primarily from leather and sheepskin which can mke them harder to clean, especially if you've worn them outside in winter weather where they've been exposed to snow and salt that's meant to melt snow and ice. These two things can ruin the clean look of your boots making them look dirty and old. You can spray a protective coating on your Uggs when you buy them to help them stay looking nice and to protect them from rain, snow and salt. Just make sure you spray them according to the directions and let them dry out completely before wearing them. Reapply the spray regularly to make sure it will still work effectively.

If your Uggs have already gotten dirty and gross, there are some simple life hacks and cleaning tips that can help you restore them once again. You can clean your Uggs any time they're looking a little dishevelled so that you don't have to run out and buy a brand new pair every time they start looking too old. Here are the great cleaning tips from Cleaning DIY, a great website for finding cleaning tips and simple life hacks for cleaning almost anything. First of all, grab your Uggs and a brush with natural bristles. Using gentle circular motions, remove the dust and dirt from the boots. This will take care of all the loose dirt, so it doesn't stain the boots. Then, make a solution out of 2 tbsp of corn flour and a tablespoon of water and then apply the mixture on any stains you see on your boots. Allow the mixture to sit on the stain for a bit and then take a clean cloth and put a little bit of cold water on it and wipe away the solution and the stain. This is also when you can do some spot washing of the boots as well, wiping away any stuck on dust.

Next, you're going to get some leather cleaner and dilute it in a glass of water. Use 4 tablespoons of the leather cleaner to one glass of water. Use this cleaner to clean the boots with a clean, soft cloth and let them dry out after you're done. Now to get rid of any bad smells on the inside of the boots, create mixture of 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of water. You can then dampen a cloth with the mixture and clean the inside of the boots or spray some of the solution in the boots and use a cloth to scrub the sheepskin. You can also put your Ugg boots in the washing machine at 30 degrees to a setting that's no less than 40 minutes. Use a fabric softener to keep the original colour of the boots. Once they're dry, you can then leave them out in the sun to dry, but never put them in the drying machine. Once they are completely dry, just use a shoe brush to fluff up the fibres of the leather and spray them with a protective spray once again to protect them from getting more damage. Try these simple life hacks out on your Ugg boots and see how it works for you.***

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