If working on your homestead leaves your boots covered in mud, this tutorial to help you build a boot scraper may be just what you need to keep that mud out of the house.
When you have to wear work boots there are lots of crevices and lug spaces on the boots that will capture and hold loads of mud. It is hard to get all of the mud off the boots just by wiping them on the grass or a rug. A boot scraper like this one from Family Handyman really helps. Not only does it have an aluminum scraper so that you can scrape off a lot of the mud, it then has brushes that will help to brush the mud out of the lugs and crevices.
We have one of these that my husband built and I am so glad. He works in construction and some days I think he carries his weight in mud home on his boots. By the time he drives home with the heater on in the truck the mud has already begun to dry, but with his scraper and brush he can get almost all of the mud off and so he doesn’t track the mud in to the house.
It wasn’t hard for him to build his boot scraper and it only took about a half an hour. So if you have a lot of mud finding its way into your house build a boot scraper and leave the mud outdoors where it belongs.
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