Tips for moms: How to clean your leather bag


The leather bags and especially the light colored ones, they are easy to get dirty.

Even if you take care of them, due to frequent use they will get stains that will be visible.

Let’s look at the options you have for cleaning your leather bag:


There are many cleaning products for leather goods on the market. You can also find emollients or moisturizers to keep your leather goods in top condition. Alternatively, put some petroleum jelly on a clean cloth and clean your bag.


Woman cleans a dirty red purse.


Wet cloth

One of the simplest and easiest solutions to clean your leather bag is a wet cloth. Gently rub this stain into the bag or go over the entire surface to remove dust and dirt.

Just make sure to use lukewarm water and avoid using soap or detergent as they can sometimes cause damage to the leather.


Another alternative is steam cleaning. This is a great way to remove any dirt, dust or stubborn stains from the leather while softening and protecting it. All you need is a steam cleaner and some distilled water.


Alcohol should be avoided for cleaning the leather bag.


Avoid alcohol

Alcohol and general cleaning products containing ethanol should be avoided for cleaning the leather bag.

The biggest disadvantage is that ethanol dries out the skin causing it to peel or crack over time. It can also discolor the bag, or damage the finish as well as the protective layer of the leather.

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