How To Keep Your Ugg Boots Looking As Good As New

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Sheepskin Ugg boots are not only extremely trendy; they're warm and comfortable too.  You can wear them outside in all weathers, although this can leave them looking rather grubby at the end of the winter.  Uggs can't safely be machine-washed, but you can keep them looking great and smelling fresh by cleaning them using the following DIY care tips.

What you'll need

  • suede brush
  • cold distilled water
  • clean sponges
  • white vinegar
  • soft-bristle brush
  • baking soda

How to do it

  1. Begin by going over your uggs with a suede brush to get rid of any dried-on dirt and loose dust.  Brush in one direction only, so as not to damage the suede.  
  2. Next, use a clean sponge dampened in cold, distilled water to wipe over the surface of the boots.  
  3. Mix a cup of distilled water with a cup of white vinegar to make a cleaning solution.  Dampen your sponge and apply the cleaner to the boots, working from top to bottom in a circular motion.  When the solution gets dirty, make a fresh batch.  
  4. Use a soft-bristled brush to carefully scrub the seam of the boot where the upper meets the sole.  
  5. Fill a bowl with distilled water, and use a clean, damp sponge to wipe down the boots in order to remove the cleaner and any remaining dirt.  
  6. Stuff your uggs with white paper towelling, so that they will retain their shape whilst drying.  It's important that you allow the boots to dry-out slowly away from direct heat sources like radiators and direct sunlight.  If your boots dry too quickly, the suede can crack and pucker.  Just put them in a warm room overnight, and they should be dry by the morning.  
  7. When the boots are dry, use the suede brush to lift the pile again.  Brush the suede in one direction only to restore the nap (i.e. the natural, velvety texture of the suede).  
  8. Freshen up your uggs by sprinkling a teaspoon of baking soda into each boot.  Give the boots a really good shake, allow the powder to activate for a few minutes, and then shake it out.  The baking soda will absorb any nasty niffs that might be lurking inside your uggs, leaving them smelling fresh again.

In conclusion

You don't have to spend a fortune on expensive cleaning products to keep your ugg boots looking good; simply clean your boots at home using the DIY cleaning tips given above.

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15 March 2016

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Welcome to my blog. My name is Ashley, and I used to work for an expo producer. We did a series of wedding expos, and during that process, I learnt exactly what a bride needs for her wedding. Now I want to share those shopping tips with others, and I might write on other shopping tips as well. I love writing, but I also love fashion, organisation, reading, crafting and, of course, shopping. I hope that my blog helps you shop for your wedding and beyond. My husband and I got married just over a year ago, and I still feel like a newlywed. I hope you enjoy your experience just as much as I have!