- Step 1: Clean interior Clean the interior of a purse by gently shaking out debris. Clean the liner with a vacuum cleaner attachment or a lint roller.
- Step 2: Keep makeup Keep the lining clean by putting makeup in a separate bag and keeping the caps on your pens.
- Step 3: Take to professional Have a professional repair person put protective "feet" on the bottom of the purse to protect it from dirt and scratches.
- TIP: Take your purse to a professional for large stains and scuffs. Do not try to clean it yourself.
- Step 4: Clean exterior Clean the exterior of a leather purse with alcohol-free baby wipes. Apply leather conditioner once a year.
- Step 5: Fill Fill the purse with acid-free tissue paper to maintain the purse's shape when you're not using it.
- Step 6: Use Use a cotton bag or pillowcase to store your purse. Keep your bag away from heat.
- FACT: The Smithsonian National Museum uses acid-free paper, tissue, folders, labels, and boxes to prevent artifacts from decomposing and discoloring.
You Will Need
- Vacuum attachment or lint roller
- Makeup bag
- Protective "feet"
- Alcohol-free baby wipes
- Leather conditioner
- Acid-free tissue paper
- Cotton bag or pillowcase