It is a known fact that proper care can increase the lifespan of an item, this also applies to handbags. It is one thing to get yourself a good quali
It is a known fact that proper care can increase the lifespan of an item, this also applies to handbags. It is one thing to get yourself a good quality handbag, and it is another thing to make sure your favorite handbag remains in excellent condition. A good handbag is an investment in the context of style. Lack of care can make your most cherished handbag go bad in no time, hence, you must know how to care for your handbags to extend their usage and lifespan. Follow these and your bags are sure to look like new for years to come;
1. HANDLE BAGS WITH CLEAN HANDS
Instead of struggling to get stains out, you should handle your bags with clean hands. Avoid getting dirt, natural oil, and grime on your handbags so as to avoid the stress of having to clean.
2. AVOID OVER-CLEANING HANDBAGS
There’s a saying “Too much of everything is bad” Yes, this is the case when you over clean your handbags. A build-up of chemical products can contribute to its early spoilage. Only clean when necessary. The regularity with which you need to clean your bag depends on how often you use it. The more it gets a run out, the more cleaning it will need.
Here are a few steps on how to clean your handbags;
1. Start by cleaning the bag inside out.
2. Mix a solution of warm water and dish soap.
3. Dip a soft cloth into it, wring it out and wipe the exterior surfaces of the purse.
3. Use a second clean damp cloth to wipe off the soap.
4. Dry with a towel.
Warm, soapy water will also remove water stains and scuffs. You must take into consideration the material type of your handbag before cleaning.
3. KEEP HANDBAG AWAY FROM THE GROUND
Why place your precious handbag on the floor? There could be scarily high levels of bacteria and bugs lurking where you least expect them. Keep your handbags literally and figuratively elevated. This helps to ensure that it will stick around for the long haul and be by your side for years to come. Another affordable option is to purchase a handbag hook, that way you can get it hooked and keep it off the floor. Try place your handbag on the back of your chair, on your lap or on a neighboring seat rather than on the floor.
4. STUFF YOUR PURSE TO MAINTAIN ITS SHAPE
Keeping your handbags in shape gives it the perfect style; therefore you must stuff it up. You can use clothes you no longer wear; this will help retain a perfect shape.
5. STORE YOUR HANDBAGS ON A SHELF
A shelf is a flat horizontal plane that is used in a home, business, store, or elsewhere to hold items that are being displayed, stored, or offered for sale. It is raised off the ground and usually anchored/supported on its shorter length sides by brackets. Heaping your bags one onto the other can cause wear and tear. Storing your handbags on a shelf is a good way to care for it, by doing so you avoid stretching the handles.
6. FIX UP HANDBAGS IMMEDIATELY YOU NOTICE A FAULT
“A stitch in time saves nine”, as soon as you notice a fault, fix it up and don’t try managing it, managing it could lead to an extension that might eventually damage the bag. Visit your local seamstress or leather repair shop depending on what has actually happened at the first sign of damage.
7. SWAP HANDBAGS FROM TIME TO TIME
Using a particular handbag consistently can cause a decrease in its life span, swapping your handbags from time to time helps it stay new and increases its life span.
Always protect your handbag from elements such as rain, dirt, spills, and dust. If possible, have a plastic bag with you all the time in the event of an unexpected storm. Good quality handbags are the end result of painstakingly detailed craftsmanship, so they deserve to be treated with the utmost care.