How to clean a fabric suitcase: tips from Grizzly

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After all, you don’t want to suddenly find out one far fine day that you have nothing to go on your next vacation with? So it’s time to learn how to clean your suitcase!

Textile suitcase: care rules

First and foremost: never leave your suitcase unattended after you get home. Cleaning immediately upon return ensures that your luggage remains attractive and free of any nasty fungus and moths. If it is enough to simply wipe a plastic suitcase with a sponge and wipe it dry, then with textile luggage everything is somewhat more complicated.

Steps for cleaning a textile suitcase:

  1. Vacuum cleaner inside and out. Even if it seems that the suitcase looks quite presentable, in fact, it can «carry» a lot of dust on it. Take a vacuum cleaner and brush gently on the outside and then on the inside of the suitcase. Do not forget to first take out all the little things lying around in the inside pockets.
  2. Walk with a damp cloth over all hard-to-reach places (corners, seam joints, and so on).
  3. If there is visible dirt on the suitcase, use a damp cloth and a soft brush to clean it.
  4. For more stubborn stains (such as coffee or wine), it is best to use a cloth dampened with soapy water, or use a stain remover for upholstery and carpets. Such a tool is usually contained in a spray bottle; it is applied to a dry surface in the area of ​​the stain, the active ingredients are allowed to penetrate into the fabric structure, and then washed off with a dry or damp cloth. Alternatively, you can use a dry cleaning agent for car interiors.
  5. Zippers need to be treated with a dry cloth, and then go over them with silicone for more comfortable use.

With regard to stains, it is better to use this technology: the stain is rubbed in a circular motion, starting from the center and gradually increasing the diameter towards the edges. This will avoid ugly streaks on the fabric.

There is also a more “extreme” way to clean a fabric suitcase. If you are not afraid to damage the internal partitions (they can be made of cardboard) and zippers, then you can completely immerse the suitcase in a bath of warm water. To achieve the effect, add a little washing powder or liquid soap to the water. Let the suitcase lie in the soapy solution for about thirty minutes, and then do a gentle cleaning using a hard-bristled brush. After that, the suitcase will need to be thoroughly rinsed with running water so that no stains form on its surface.

Stain removers: expert advice

If your suitcase has visible stains that couldn’t be removed with the standard cleaning process, use special stain removers. Before applying such a product to the surface of the suitcase, test it on a small area of ​​\u200b\u200ba not too visible zone (for example, at the bottom of the end). Do not use bleach, aggressive and chlorine-containing products — they can ruin the fabric.

How to dry a suitcase after cleaning?

Do not leave a textile suitcase near the battery: excessively high temperatures will cause the product to deform. For the same reason, you should not leave it on the balcony, in direct sunlight. The optimal drying mode is room temperature, suspended state. Two or three days in the open air will get rid of odors. And after you dry your suitcase, put either newspapers in it (they absorb moisture and odors) or insect-proof fragrance.

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