3 Brown paper bags
From now on make sure that you are not throwing away the brown paper shopping bags in the trash including the ripped ones as well. This is because these paper bags are extremely useful for soaking or absorbing the wet shoes and the sleeves of the drenched coats especially in the rainy season.
Since the paper is thick, the moisture gets absorbed efficiently and the fiber also dries up faster by retaining the shape as well. There is no fear of ink to get into the fabric like the newspapers.