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Boot remover - do you keep yours in the garden or indoors?

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Shandy57 Fri 02-Oct-20 15:01:56

Hello everyone, I'm buying a friend's partner a boot remover/jack for his 78th birthday.

I can't decide whether to get a cast iron one for outdoors, or a wooden one with a 'balance handle' for indoors.

BBbevan Fri 02-Oct-20 15:59:55

Mine is the kitchen door step. Works well

Pantglas2 Fri 02-Oct-20 16:01:46

Mine is DH and yes, I do keep him indoors 🤪

Susan56 Fri 02-Oct-20 16:42:00

We have a cast iron one for outside.

Rosalyn69 Fri 02-Oct-20 16:46:22

Cast iron in the porch. Mine is a beetle.

MawB2 Fri 02-Oct-20 16:48:39

One at the front door (outside) and one at the back which nobody uses, preferring to scrape the back of their wellies on the step. 🤔🤪

Whitewavemark2 Fri 02-Oct-20 16:49:08

One in the Car boot of wood, and one cast iron- set in Cornish slate made by my great grandfather and is outside the back door - to be passed on when we pop off🙂

Whitewavemark2 Fri 02-Oct-20 16:50:05

That’s if they want it

BlueBelle Fri 02-Oct-20 17:03:31

Never heard of a movable one only those very old fashioned chunks of iron outside the front door of Victorian houses
I leave any boots in the outhouse to dry off then bang them on the garden wall all mud comes out onto the garden
Problem easily solved

Shandy57 Fri 02-Oct-20 17:36:40

Thanks for all your replies, looks as though either of them would be welcome, I'll have a good think. He still has good balance so could manage with a normal floor one without a handle to hold onto. I don't think they have a porch, as such, plus I'm not sure my friend would want him to walk into the house to use the wooden one.

MamaCaz Fri 02-Oct-20 18:05:29

We have a very basic wooden one just outside the back door (a V shape cut out of the wood).
OH is the only person who uses it. Personally, I find it much less of a faff to use the stone doorstep to remove mine.

Calendargirl Fri 02-Oct-20 18:44:25

We also have a very basic wooden one which DH knocked up. It sits outside the back door. Serves the purpose, but not very pleasing aesthetically.

Baggs Fri 02-Oct-20 18:49:12

Indoors. One near the front door and one at the back in the wash-house.

grumppa Fri 02-Oct-20 18:54:44

Usually my valet; on his day off the second parlour-maid.

BlueBelle Fri 02-Oct-20 18:59:01

What am I missing never knew I needed one? is this really something people have ? is it a country/ town thing? Never known anyone with a boot thingy ?

PamelaJ1 Fri 02-Oct-20 19:09:56

Wooden, in the back porch,

midgey Fri 02-Oct-20 19:23:04

Think one with a handle would be future proof!

Baggs Fri 02-Oct-20 19:28:37


What am I missing never knew I needed one? is this really something people have ? is it a country/ town thing? Never known anyone with a boot thingy ?

It's an if you spend half your life in wellies thing, bluebelle, especially ones that are hell to yank off even though they're as comfortable as could possibly be required once they're on.

Baggs Fri 02-Oct-20 19:30:19

For only slightly soggy outings such as hanging washing out I have a pair of wellies that's a little bit too big— easy on, easy off. But my serious wellies need a welly yanker offer.

BlueBelle Fri 02-Oct-20 19:45:38

I only wear wellies if I go to the allotment and then just pull em off I don’t know any house here that has a thingy must be a country thing

Baggs Fri 02-Oct-20 20:42:01

Or a sore hand thing. That's why I've got boot jacks.

Shandy57 Fri 02-Oct-20 22:13:01

Thank you everyone, I've bought him this one. On-line shopping is similar to the High Street in that you have to look around - I've saved £10 by buying it from this company.

Like me my friend is a dog walker, I wear wellies but he likes his non-slip lace ups which are hard to get off.