Finding the right luggage to accompany you on your travels is no easy task. However, once you do, you can follow these simple tips to prolong its lifespan.
Use the right cleaning material
It is essential to use the right type of cleaning material for your luggage. For those hardcover owners, the polycarbonate bag can be cleaned with a mild soap mixed with water. To remove the residual soap, rinse the cloth with water and wipe the bag through again. Wipe the bag dry with a dry cloth thereafter to avoid any stains from forming. For those who are concerned about the scratches and dirt captured from using these hardcover bags, but still want the hard protection for your contents, you can also opt for a waterproof luggage protection cover to put over your bag.
For those who own leather luggage bags, use a leather cleaner, as the leather’s colours can be damaged by chemical reactions from unsuitable cleaners. Apply a leather conditioner after. The benefit of the conditioner is that it helps the leather maintain its softness. Furthermore, there is UV protection, without which leather will harden and crack over time under the strong sun rays.
For those with luggages made of ballistic nylon, as the material repels stains, dirt and water, just cleaning with water would suffice. Polyester bags can be cleaned with a cloth and mild soap and water.
Restore the Fresh Scent
Scatter baking soda in your luggage, and leave this in for at least an hour. Thereafter, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda. If the smell remains, you can purchase a packet of charcoal odour absorbers from the supermarket, and store this within your luggage.