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How to dry winter boots faster

Wet boots can take ages to dry. Here's a low-cost way to speed the process along.

Photo: @Erinmayholmes

Photo: @Erinmayholmes via Instagram

After hours of fun in the snow, there will be soggy feet–and soaked boots. To help wet footwear dry faster, stuff the insides with newspaper. You can also wrap additional newspaper around the outside of the boots and affix it with rubber bands.

Newsprint effectively absorbs dampness.

A version of this article appeared in our January 2016 issue with the headline, “How to dry winter boots faster,” p. 34.