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Caring For Your Handbags

When it comes to caring for your belongings, handbags tend to fall off the radar. If you are someone who thinks that purses don't require any sort of care-taking, think again. In the long run, the wear and tear will become more visible in your purses if you don't take care of them in the proper way. Let's take a closer look at some tips you can follow when it comes to caring for your handbags.

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DON'T HANG YOUR BAGS UP

Even though you may have an urge to hang your purse up on a doorknob or a hook after a long day, resist the urge! Hanging up your handbags will ruin the material of the bag, especially if it's made up of leather. Standing the bag upright on a shelf or a dresser is a much better option.

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Always use a dust bag for your handbags

Always keep your handbags in a dust bag in order to keep them our of direct sunlight. In fact, dust bags act a second skin to your luxury bags. It shields the purse from dust, dirt, excessive exposure to sunlight and even insects that find their way into your bag storage compartments!

In most cases, when you purchase a purse online or at a store, it comes with a dust bag. However, if it doesn’t, it’s super easy to find ec0-friendly dust bags that you can purchase online.

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keep your handbags clean

When caring for minor scratches on your bags, try using shoe polish. However, remember that shoe polish is not a permanent solution for stains and eventually will rub off. For bags that are black and brown colored, shoe polish will work great. However, for bags with more bright colors such as yellow or hot pink, you may need to send your bag in to get recolored with dyes specifically made for handbags.

If your bag is made of nylon material, you’ll clean it differently than leather. Always gently hand-wash nylon with mild soap. Then, rinse with water. After, press the bag until dry with a large clean towel. Lastly, air dry the bag for a couple of hours.

With leather bags, it’s best advised to mix a solution of warm water and dish soap. Then, dip a soft cloth into it. And, gently wipe the leather surfaces. Use a second clean and damp cloth to wipe off the soap. Then, pat dry with a towel. Warm, soapy water will also help remove water stains from your handbags. Keeping this in mind, it’s highly recommended to not go overboard when following these steps. Remember, only clean your purse when it needs a refresh!

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Try using a clutch to hold all liquids

There has been a countless number of incidents when someone tell accidentally spilled lotion or makeup foundation in their most loved purse. It’s also a huge pain moving products every time you decide to switch purses. Putting all liquid products such as lip-glosses, lotions, and makeup products into a small clutch makes it easier to stay organized when switching from handbag to handbag.

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Consider using a handbag liner if not a clutch

Using a handbag liner helps protect the interior of your handbag from things like spills, especially if you change your bag often. Not only does a handbag liner protect your bag, but it also provides pockets for more storage space. Along with this, a handbag liner makes it easier to swap out bags quickly.

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Red hanger is here to help

Caring for your most loves handbags is the number one way to extend their lifespan. Always remember to keep your bags off the floor, and hang it up instead. Follow our guide to ensure your bag remains in its best possible shape. If you have any questions or would like a professional opinion on how best to treat your bag, contact Red Hanger today.

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