When athletic shoes get wet, it’s important to dry them quickly to reduce mold and odors. Here’s a simple way to dry your shoes in no time using a portable fan:

  1. Cut two pieces of 6” long coat hanger wire using wire cutters or pliers.
  2. Bend each wire into an “S” shape with a large hook for the shoes on one end and a small hook for the fan on the other end.
  3. Attach the small hooks to the fan grill on the side the fan blows out.
  4. Loosen the shoelaces, and hang the shoes from the large hook with the inside of the shoes facing the fan.
  5. Turn the fan on so it blows through the shoes.
  6. Leave the fan on until the shoes are dry.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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