Caring for your Longaberger shoes
Longaberger slippers are heirloom-quality accessories that are not only meant to be heirlooms, but also to be used for home decor and organization. However, during use, there may come a time when your favorite pieces in your basket collection need a little TLC to keep them looking their best. Fortunately, these handmade accessories are easy to care for. Here we discuss some simple tips to keep them looking like new.
Longaberger sneakers are handcrafted from woven maple. Like other wood products, there are some common sense tips to remember. First, avoid placing them in direct sunlight. Sunlight will cause its rich maple color to fade. Also, to prevent the wood from drying out, never place them near vents. Keep them dry and away from damp areas to prevent warping.
During use, your parts may collect spots or stains. To clean, the first thing to try is warm water and mild soap. Be sure to wring out the sponge or cloth thoroughly before attempting to gently remove stains or marks from the maple weave. After washing them with mild soap and water, allow them to air dry before refilling or putting them back in place.
If soap and water don’t work, don’t despair. For stubborn stains, use a Mr. Clean brand Magic Eraser. Moisten the Magic Eraser with mild soap and warm water, then try it again. No matter how stubborn the stain is, be sure to do it gently. Rubbing can cause discoloration. Again, give your shoes time to air dry.
If you find a problem with your Longaberger shoes that isn’t easily fixed with these simple tips, keep in mind that you can also order repair kits and stain pens from the company. However, with a little care and common sense, your collection should look its best for years to come.