Spending a lot of money on a hand bag is a luxury for most of us. That’s why when you’ve invested so much on a designer item, it’s important to keep them in top shape all the time.
But sometimes, no matter how careful and delicate we are with our designer bags, there will always be stains and creases that will come its way. Proper protection, cleaning and maintenance is a must, especially for bags, wallets, belts, or shoes you hold dear.
Although there are a lot of leather cleaners and conditioners out in the market, it pays to be careful in using them as it may cause more damage to your precious luxury goods. If you’re wary of questionable ingredients in certain leather cleaners, we’ve compiled here a few life-hacks on how to care for your leather goods naturally:
1. A quick wipe-down with a damp cloth every week is enough to keep your items clean. A mixture of warm, distilled water and mild liquid soap will get rid of grime and dirt from the outside of your hand bag.
2.For grease and stains, use a mixture of olive oil and vinegar to clean and condition the leather. The vinegar will disinfect and lift stains while olive oil will bring back it’s luster and suppleness minus the grease. Then wipe with a dry, microfiber cloth after.
3. Stuff your bags to avoid unsightly creases. A small pillow provides support to keep them in shape.
4. Use the dust bags that came with your totes to keep dusts at bay. It’s not just pretty packaging – dust bags are ideal for storage when you’re not using your bags.
4. Keep your leather bags and shoes in a cool, dry location when you’re not using them. Leather dries out quickly and is prone to cracking if it’s stored in hot, dry places, and if stored in a very humid place, mold and mildew might start to grow on them.
While these ideas can help you clean and maintain your luxury leather goods, keep in mind that restoring and repairing leather is a handicraft that should be done professionally for optimal results. For old stains, deep creases, flaking leather and a lot more, visit Doctor Leather for a free consultation.