If you’re packing your fall and winter boots away for the summer, you’ve probably experienced the dreaded syndrome known as “boot slump,” that is, when the tops of your floppier knee-highs flap over lifelessly, causing ugly creases and taking up extra room in your closet. Even sturdier rain and ankle boots aren’t immune to losing their shape without the proper tension. But why invest in expensive cedar or plastic boot-shapers when you can make one for free in seconds? Roll up your favorite magazines, especially those hefty fashion tomes, for an instant fix.
Don’t let this happen to your boots…but no need to spend your hard-earned cash on something you can make at home.
Simply take your favorite periodical…
Roll it up tightly and insert it right into your boot.
If you need a wider girth or your magazines run on the thin side, double or triple up for the desired effect. And voilà—no more boot slump! Not only is this a clever way to keep your boots looking sharp, it’s also a tidy way to store your magazines, especially if you live in a teeny New York apartment like this writer.
Editor’s note: For more of Yuka’s DIY fashion tips and tricks, visit her website at Clossette.com.