Women can wear the most expensive of dresses, the prettiest of makeup and the glossiest of shoes, but without a stunning purse their arms, their efforts are almost effete. A woman can learn to live without a man to wrap her hands, but it may be extremely tough for a woman to cope without a purse to clutch on at all times. Yes, such is the power of the bond that a woman shares with her purse. Speaking about purses, few purses can stand up against the might and reputation that a leather purse enjoys. In fact, most women prefer leather purses above all else. Unfortunately, it is not just enough to sport a leather purse, it is also important to ensure that the purse is clean. Go right ahead and read on to discover a step-by-step instructions on how to clean a leather purse all by yourself.
You Will Need
A Clean Cloth
Before you begin with the task of cleaning your leather purse, it is important to read all the tags inside your leather purse. Doesn’t matter if your leather purse is a designer one or not, almost all leather purses come with instructions of care.
It is important to check for instructions on your leather purse as this can help you ascertain if it is okay to use leather soaps and lotions on your leather purse. Almost all leather soaps and lotions can be used in leather bags.
Go ahead and lay your leather purse on a flat and clutter free surface. Take a good look at the back of the container of the leather soap. The instructions mentioned there should help you determine how much water you need to mix along with the leather soap. Follow these instructions to a T.
Once you are done with the soap mix, get a clean and soft cloth and dip it into the soap mixture. Let the cloth soak in the mixture for a few seconds and then take out the cloth and squeeze out the excess water. Make sure that the cloth is damp and not soaking wet.
With the damp cloth, go ahead and start cleaning the leather purse. If you notice any spots of dirt on your leather purse, spot clean the same. However, if you feel that your leather purse is generally dirty, you can go right ahead and clean the whole purse, while still using as less water as possible. Remember, with leather purses it is never really advisable to use too much water.
Once done with cleaning the leather purse with the soap mixture and the cloth, you will have to give the purse sufficient time to dry. The waiting time will be directly proportionate to how wet your purse actually is. Here, it is advisable to wait for an hour or so before going on to the next step.
Once you know for sure that your leather purse is dry, you can go ahead to apply the leather lotion onto the surface of your leather purse. For this, you will have to use a soft and clean white cloth, no other color will do. ‘Standard operating procedures’ may require you to rub a dot of lotion on the leather and wipe away until the leather looks squeaky clean. Repeat this step until the leather purse is looks sparkling clean.
Now that you are done with cleaning the leather purse, it’s time to move on to advice on storage. It has always been considered best to store your leather purse in the suede bag it came in. Nothing else will do. Only this will help keep your leather purse stay free of dust, dirty and grime.
With the above mentioned tips, your leather purse will be as clean as anything can get! Remember, if you wish to make an earth-shuddering impression with your leather purse and get all heads turning, then don’t forget to keep it clean always.