When I go out into the snow covered-landscape, I have to remove the boots when I come into the house, right? My boot-jack meets me at the door and pulls my boots off for me. I don’t even have to bend down!
My dear dad built a boot-jack for himself many years ago. A while back, my mom gave it to me. I could picture it being of great help to my husband on a daily basis. His farm shoes, I would call boots. He uses them daily, so I foresaw him using it often.
When he got the old one for his basement mud-room, it must have worked well for him. Secretly, he fashioned a more sightly one for me to use upstairs. His improvement on my dad’s design makes it a double-duty device. I really like it.
I just have to put the heel of the boot in the “V-shaped” notch. I step with the other foot on the floor end of the boot-jack to stabilize it. Then I simply have to pull my foot out of the boot. Voila! This jack really works.
My husband really gave me a practical gift. I have used it a lot so far this winter and so have my guests. I expect this is a gift that will keep on giving.
photo credits:Wenda Grabau