Wednesday, May 27, 2009

If the Shoe Doesn't Fit...

This is a re-run from Feb. 13, 2008... but it is too great of an idea to forget.

"Recently my husband and daughter were preparing to go with our church to the jungles of Ecuador for a week. The only boots Eric had were cracked in the sole, and I was uncomfortable sending him to the jungle with boots which may fall apart before the week was done. So he went to Stuff Mart and bought a pair of waterproof hiking boots.

Unfortunately, the left one was just a tad too tight once he got them home and tried to break them in. That would not work while hiking into the deep jungle, either. So I remembered reading something in Tightwad Gazette #3 -

We put a ziplock bag inside the boot and put some water in it. Then put it in the freezer. After it was frozen, took it out and pulled out the bag of ice. It had expanded just enough to stretch the boot and fit him just right!

I was so proud of this idea I just had to share it!"

This is linked to Works for Me Wednesday. Hope you all are having a great day!


  1. What a great tip! I can't wait to try this out.

  2. I'll have to try this.

  3. that's really clever! i'm going to store it in my memory bank!