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How to clean a leather bag?

Most women prefer leather bags, because they always keep up with fashion trends, but despite this, they need specific care to make them last longer.

There are bags with thin, wrinkled leather, and soft leather is much easier to clean. Wrinkled skin should be cleaned more frequently because the grooves get dirty more easily.

However, cleaning leather bags, especially expensive ones, can be risky. If you're not careful, it's easy to turn a repairable bag into a damaged bag that's unusable.

So be careful, you need to handle your bag carefully and test the detergent you will be using on an inconspicuous area first, and know that the best way to clean your bag is to prevent it from getting dirty in the first place.

Steps to clean a leather bag:

  1. Sometimes the bags have a bad smell, maybe because they have not been used for a long time and have been stored carelessly in the closet. It is possible to intervene effectively, eliminating the bad smell with natural methods. First, open all the pockets and zippers and put the bag in the open air, so that most of the smell will disappear naturally.
  2. To strengthen odor removal, take a cotton ball and bathe it in 5 drops of tea tree oil or cinnamon essential oil and rub the inside of the bag well.
  3. If the bag can be washed fill a bowl with hot water and melt a tablespoon of baking soda. Submerge the bag in that mixture for a few hours. After the necessary time, rinse with lukewarm water and repeat the wash if you consider it necessary.
  4. Thoroughly dry metal decorations and hinges so they don't rust and mar.
  5. On the other hand, if we are going to keep the bag in the closet, it will be easy for it to end up with mold stains, so it is good to always store the bags with the envelopes that contain "silica gel", which absorb moisture and manage to counteract effectively the formation of mold stains. Instead, to remove mold stains already generated by humidity, you should wipe a cloth soaked with alcohol diluted with water: let it dry and then rinse with a damp cloth and drain with mild soap and water. If, on the other hand, you don't have the denatured alcohol handy, you can also use a solution made with water and vinegar and then wipe your bag with a clean cloth.
  6. And for a general cleaning of a leather bag, which may also have suede or velvet parts, it is better to use a clean cotton swab or a cloth soaked in cow's milk that will gently go over the entire surface or directly on the stains. that you see.
  7. Then all you have to do is dry and clean with a dry cloth.
  8. If you see that the bag has specific stains, you can try to remove them with a normal rubber, the ones found in stationery. Gently rub it over the skin until the stain is gone.
  9. Do not forget either the normal maintenance of your leather bag, so we recommend that you use a fairly solid moisturizing body cream. To polish the bag, however, you can use an old pair of nylons and your bag will look like new.
  10. On the other hand, you should know that during the summer, due to the effect of the sun, the leather of the bag suffers the consequences, so you must always protect the bag as much as possible so that the leather does not weaken. Place the bag in the shade.
  11. Finally, we have to point out that to keep the bags clean for longer, you should keep them hanging on hangers and never stacked one inside the other. Also avoid keeping bags with things inside, and always dust them.
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