Look! Apartment Therapy and Boot Tray Ideas in Time Out

Look! Apartment Therapy and Boot Tray Ideas in Time Out

Heather Blaha
Jan 27, 2009

The latest Time Out Chicago has taken a cue from past Apartment Therapy posts -- highlighting the need for helping out our homes during winter's onslaught of messy boots:

We wrote about (and you commented on) ideas for keeping boots out of the house here. Time Out has since picked up on the theme from there, saying,

Full disclosure: We found the following clever solution from a reader comment on apartmenttherapy.com. Channel a spa aesthetic by filling a baking sheet with round stones ($2–$6 at Michaels, 1101 S Canal St, 312-435-1843); the water drips between the cracks, so your shoes steer clear of the resulting runoff.

Anyone giving this a-go this winter? What has been your best boot solution so far? We purchased a bug boot jack on eBay after posting about it (and love it!), but still need a place to put our messy boots other than directly on the entryway floor...and a baking tray with rocks sounds inexpensive and near perfect.

Top photo via Time Out Chicago by Nicole Radja

Bottom photo via Martha Stewart

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