Accessories complete every look and require special attention, particularly jewellery, purses, and shoes.
Your bags require careful loving care away from the scratches, wrinkles, and stains causing them to deteriorate.
If you leave these wrinkles and stains on your bags, they will gradually deteriorate until they are no longer usable. Granted, everyone forgets to take care of their bags every now and then, and the anguish of seeing your favourite bag become a ghost of itself is excruciating.
So, how can you keep your bag in good shape for as long as possible? By following professional advice on how to care for and store your baggage.
- Stop tying them up
As appealing as it may sound to hang your bag from a doorknob or hook, it is one of the worst methods to store your bags. This is because carrying your bags by the handle might strain and distort the bag’s material.
Instead, place it on a shelf upright.
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- Keep light away from you
Allowing your handbag to sit in direct sunlight may cause damage and discolouration. To avoid mould, stay away from direct sunshine and low humidity.
- Dust bags are goated
Every baddie needs dust bags to keep their bags in proper prime condition every time. They’re also pretty affordable, so you save some coins on a new bag by only spending a few on dustbags.
- Maintenance products make things easier
A little protection and nourishment keep your bag lasting longer. For some leather bags, you need a leather cream, while other leather bags would need a cleaner or protectant depending on the nature of the grain. Suede bags need a protectant spray to keep them in proper condition.
Other products also require different maintenance products.
Depending on your bag material, your bag would need a different cleaning method. For nylon bags, hand wash with mild soap and cloth and rinse with water. Pat dry with a clean towel and air dry.
For leather bags, mix warm water and dish soap, dip a soft cloth into it, wring and gently wipe the leather surface.
Use a second clean, damp cloth to wipe off the soap. Dry with a towel.
- Use a handbag liner
Handbag liners protect the inside of your bags from spills and dirt. A liner also gives you more storage and makes it much easier to swap your bags.
- Keep your bags zipped
Keep zips zipped, and latches latched to protect your bag’s structure.