A handbag is a woman’s best friends (and diamonds too if you can afford that). Since most women’s’ clothing don’t have pockets and so we need handbags to carry our things around. Yeah, thanks, cloth designers. Bags are also accessories and fashion statements but every woman has that Medium Size Carry All Bag that she uses every so often, running errands or going to work. Because of how frequently women use their Medium Size Carry All Bags they can get easily appreciated. To prevent this wear and tear or at least push back its occurrence for as long as possible, you need to properly maintain and store your bags.
Tips on the Best Way to Clean Your Designer Purses
A poorly maintained handbag never looks good. Do not stuff your purse with items so make sure to carry only necessities. Your designer bags and their handles can be stretched beyond repair when you overload it with too many items. Overstuffing can weaken bag stitching as well. Weather Protection – Rain guard is not needed for most leather bags. So, you can skip the silicone spray for weather protection. If you’re caught in the rain, dab the splashes of water with a soft cloth. Don’t wipe the moisture away. Beware of Beauty Products – Handbags and beauty products don’t mix. Cosmetics, perfume, and lotions can cause bag discoloration. Products that beautify your face and body may seep into the skins of your bag and age the materials. If cosmetics spill into your purse, wipe them off with a clean, damp cloth.
Handbag Storage Tips
Dust bags are not optional and they are very very useful. In Fact, I can’t travel without putting my shoes and bags in a dustbag. A designer handbag is sold with a dust bag to protect your investment from dust, dirt, and debris. If you don’t have a dustbag, a cotton pillowcase works just as well. Or you can buy these inexpensive, and durable, white cotton bags. I guess you can say a Medium Size Carry All Bag everyday handbag is an oxymoron but bags need a chance to breathe. Don’t carry the same bag every day. If you can, select two or three Medium Size Carry All Bags for work and rotate these three purses weekly. If you follow this one tip, your bags will last longer — whether you paid 20 dollars or 3,000 dollars.
For leather bags, moisturize and polish your leather. Apply a leather conditioner to stop cracks along the base of your designer handbag and extend the look of your purse handle. To keep your leather bag germ-free, clean its exterior with alcohol-free, baby wipes. Maintain your leather bags with a neutral polish like Meltonian Shoe Cream. First, test the cream on a small spot, near the bottom of the bag. If the leather discolors, do not continue using the product.
Gently, clean your suede handbags. Suede is notoriously difficult to clean, so handle this precious leather with care. If your handbag has stiff leather handles, wrap them in old cotton T-shirts, to keep the leather away from the supple and fragile suede material. Make sure not to use a leather conditioning treatment on your suede designer bags. A stiff suede brush or suede eraser can repair gentle scuffs, but you should leave the serious stains to professionals. Clean your patent leather handbag stains with Windex, spray glass cleaner or rubbing alcohol. Use cotton balls and a clean cloth to add shine and wipe your patent leather designer purse clean. Vinegar helps to revive the pretty in your old patent bags. You can clean your patent purses with a small dot of vinegar applied with a soft fabric. It’s important to isolate patent leather bags from dark-colored bags to prevent discoloration. Exotic handbags, like snakeskin or crocodile skin handbags, need special care. Before you carry your exotic purses, always apply a light coat of Collonil waterproof spray to protect your exotic skins from accidental spills, rain, and dirt. I always buy this Collonil spray because it is the best product on the market to get rid of dirt and watermarks on any exotic purses. While you can clean these bags with a white cloth and a dab of water, any serious repair should be left to the experts.
Pamper your fabric purses once a month. Fabric bags attract dust more than any other material. Rub them down with a cotton cloth and lint roller before storage. Refrain from using fabric pens and cotton stain sprays for blemish removal. Severe stains, however, require the work of a professional.Your bags need proper storage techniques. Retain the shape of your bag with acid-free, tissue paper or bubble wrap. Keep bags upright in your closet on a shelf. Don’t pile bags on top of each other in the bottom of your closet. Never stuff newspaper or colored tissue inside your handbags. The newsprint and colored ink will discolor the inside of your purse.
Small bags need pampering, too. To help keep their shape, wrap small bags in tissue paper and place in paper boxes for storage. Chain handles should be tucked in bags to prevent creases and broken links. Bags with beads, sequins, Swarovski crystals and jeweled ornamentation should be stored separately.