If you are family who is privileged enough to have a pool in your yard, or even a slip and slide sprinkling system for your kids this is a necessity. One thing that really bugs me is when the kids run through the house with wet dirty feet. So what is the solution? Why not create your own unique outdoor feet wash. There are several different types of outdoor feet washes that you can use.
A small fountain that is big enough for you to put your feet in to rinse it. If you visit your local Walmart, or Target store you should have no problem finding a small fountain that can double as a foot rinse. Not only will a foot rinse look nice in your yard, but if you put it right by the back door, they can use it as they enter the house.
Camp sink double duty
If you head out to a camping supply store, you are sure to see several kitchen sink options. One of my favorite kitchen sinks for camping is one that is collapsible. This makes clean up a lot easier, and your family can rinse off their feet. Set up the camp sink outside your back door, and put some water in it only when your family is outdoors. Do not leave the water outside all day everyday. When everyone is outside leave it out, when you go in take it with you. After each use wash it out with soap and warm water, let it dry and store it. When you leave it outside put a towel next to the camp sink so that after they rinse their feet they can easily dry them off. I have found it best to have a spot where you can hang up the towel so that it does not get soaked.
Another fun idea is to construct a rock rinse area for your guest. If you have a nice patch of grass next to your back door, use this spot for your rock rinse. Start by finding some flat rocks. You will need a nice amount of flat rocks, which are pretty easy to find. If you don’t have any rocks in your yard that are flat you can visit your local home decor store, or a local garden center that will have flat smooth rocks. You will also need large round stones to create the border around the foot rinse. You will also need a nice plastic watering can. Now you are ready to put your foot rinse together. Start by outlining a small area with the large rocks. A nice square shape is perfect. Then you can put the flat rocks on the inside of the border. Make sure you put the rock rinse in a shaded area so that your rocks don’t get too hot for little feet. You can use a watering can to actually rinse the feet. The water will easily drain out into the ground between the rocks, and have a nice comfy indoor mat next to the foot rinse. This way they can step out and wipe their feet dry. A hanging towel will also come in handy.