We’re a gumboot family. We like to wear gumboots when walking “down the back”, which takes us into the horse paddock and across boggy, swampy pasture to visit the horses or cow.

We have enough gumboots to keep our toes dry, including pairs for the various sizes of the girls at different ages. And if you came to visit, we could probably fit you out in gumboots without having to share our own pairs.

But so many gumboots — often muddy, and best kept outside — are hard to keep tidy. Yesterday I decided to tackle the challenge.

BEFORE

The boots were shoved in between our security grille and the sliding door/window, out of the weather but very untidy.

AFTER

Now they're neatly hanging upside-down on a pegboard. I used spare curtain hooks and green cord to hold them in place.