Dear Que, I bought myself a beautiful leather bag a few months ago and since I love it so much, I carry it everywhere I go. From meetings to lunch dates, you'll always see me with my leather handbag. As a result, dust and other stains have accumulated on the surface. I need to clean my bag, but don't want to ruin the surface with harsh chemicals. Please help me out with cleaning hacks and tips. Thank you, Handbag Lover.
Dear Handbag Lover, Is it a deep, hard-to-clean stain? In that case, professional intervention might be necessary. If not, then we have some hacks for you. Firstly, follow a regular cleaning schedule, to avoid build-up (we’d recommend once a week), and use the right cleaning agents. Here’s what you need to do:
Brush Off The Dust
To remove dust from the surface of your bag, as well as the inner compartments, use a soft bristle brush.Like this article? Also read: Ask Me How: To Take Care of My Boots
Always Spot-test Your Solution
Each leather bag is different and you cannot use the same cleaning solutions for all bags. It’s always a good idea for you to conduct a spot test first.
Wipe Your Bag With Mild Soapy Water
To keep your leather handbag clean, you may also use a solution of warm water and mild soap. Dip a lint-free cloth into the solution and wipe the dirt off the surface of the outside of the bag.
Next, use a soft dry towel to wipe off the solution and leave it to dry in a cool, dark place so as to avoid sun damage.Like this article? Also read: It’s Time to Spring Clean Your Personal Gadgets, Because They’re Dirty AF
Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals
Do not use wet wipes, vinegar or other home remedies on your leather bag. The chemicals may stain your bag and make the leather less durable.Like this article? Also read: 5 Looks From The Oscars 2018 Red Carpet We Loved Image Courtesy: Shutterstock.com