I used to have my shoes shined by a shoeshine boy who comes here twice a month. But when my wife suggested that I buy a shoe shine kit, I thought hard about it. It is the income of the boy that matters more than what I can save. Fortunately, the boy had moved residence to another province and I am left with my own devices. So I have been shining my shoes for many years now with the use of the shoe shine kit. Think of the money I have been saving from that.