The Right Care for Your Bags

The right care for your bags

You have recently become a bag-aholic? Can you not suppress that itch in your hands and mind thinking about bags? Or have you already gone beyond that?

If you have invested your daddy’s money into buying these expensive designer bags, you need to make sure they last. If you seriously care about your leather belongings, these tips and tricks have been specially put together for you so that you can keep the bags forever stylish.

Tried and tested tips for your bags

  1. Always make a habit of wiping your bags with soap water (but not saddle soap) weekly if they are in your daily use to remove all the dirt that settles upon them every day, making your bag seem dull.
  2. Also, also wipe with the grain of the handbag to avoid running its leather.
  3. While I am on the wiping part, another healthy tip is to never use baby wipes or vinegar as stain removers. These usually contain chemicals that may lead to discoloration or may dry out the leather
  4. For stains such as ink marks, your best option is to take your bag to a professional. If that’s not possible, consider special ink removal products and follow all the instructions carefully to prevent further damage to the bag.
  5. If you are not using your bags, keep them stuffed in your closet to maintain its shape. It is also advised to unbuckle the straps —bags tend to take the shape of the stuffing and leave a hollow square there FOREVER!
  6. Grease stains and water are like enemies on the opposing sides of the border. Never ever wipe off grease stains with water.
  7. Always use professional cleaning agents (creams) to remove tough stains. They might cost more, but if you don’t want to bid goodbye to your leather treasure, it’s your only hope.
  8. Always use products that have been specially designed for different materials. There is a reason they are sold differently. Trying on leather cleaning creams on suede and nubuck will only worsen their state.
  9. Always spot-test any cleaning method on the insides of the bag that can’t simply be viewed by the preying eyes of other ladies. It’s always nice to be cautious.
  10. There is a pretty good reason your totes come with dust bags. Worship them! They deserved to be caressed and taken care of. Keeping them wrapped up in dust bags is how you can ensure their durability.
  11. In case you went second–hand shopping, use an old pillow case to keep your totes.
  12. Leaving handbags in direct sunlight for long will cause their color to fade away. So whenever you wash them, don’t forget to keep them hangin’ for TOO LONG.
  13. Have you ever tried matching shoe polish on leather to cover up stubborn stains? If not, try using this cost-effective ‘remedy’ to keep your shiny.
  14. Baking powder is your ultimate weapon to banish lingering odors in your bag. The trick is to place an open container of baking powder in your bag and wrap it in a dust bag. Leave it for the next 24 hours. That’s all the time needed for the baking powder to do its magic!

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