Replace shoelaces with elastic to transform lace-up shoes into slip-ons
It's summer and the shoes are going on and coming off now more than ever. Michelle T.'s thrifty hack makes the whole process easier for everyone:
Ever get tired of tying your kid's shoelaces? Or does your kid get frustrated when he can't tie them himself? I switched out my son's regular laces for elastic! Fabric stores carry the basic black or white "flat" elastic, but I found colored elastic that's usually sold for hair ties. I was able to get rust orange for my son's brown shoes (they came with orange laces). Just lace them up as usual, then double knot the bow! Your kid will be able to slip shoes on by himself. (Just remember to teach him to hold the shoe tongue up when sliding on the shoe.)
I love this! So much easier than the curly elastic laces, which I find can often be too tight.