‘Tis the season for messy, wet and salt-stained EVERYTHING. I just had the car washed Friday and today it looks like it was wrestling with a salt truck – my car lost! There’s not much I can do about what happens out there, but I can try to control the mess at home and that was the goal with the ever dirty, ever gross-looking boot tray.
The solution to this sad situation?
Boot Tray Makeover Using Rocks
Yes, you can get rocks for free… but right now all the free rocks are buried under a few feet of snow and I can’t get to them. You think I can be patient, wait for it to thaw and do this rock makeover next year? HA! Patience is not a virtue I happen to have! I had purchased some rocks at Dollarama before and that’s exactly where I headed for this project. I ended up with a dozen of these little bags – mind you, my boot tray is quite long.
Before I dumped them all out, I wiped the sides of the boot tray clean. No, I did not clean the bottom because I am a
lazy smart. Water is going to drain through these rocks anyway and no one will see the salt stains anymore.
Annnnnnnd done! No word of a lie, this took five minutes. And that includes the time I spent wiping the sides clean. I’m so excited to have a boot tray that looks decent and functions well to get the mucky snow drained away from our boots.
Easy peasy lemon squeazy!!! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t do a little happy clap when I saw how much better this is than the plain boot tray. I might just keep this in our front entrance all year round because rocks aren’t seasonal. Are they?
Ever tried something like this before? If Luther can manage to leave the rocks alone, I think this just might work for us!
Until next time!