Here are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that your precious evening bags are kept in mint condition for years to come.
Store your handbag using a purse insert and a dust bag cover
It goes without saying that your evening bags need to be properly stored to maintain its original state. There are a few different ways that you can store your evening bag when it isn't in use. Most handbags come with their own dust bag cover so make sure you don't throw it away! Another economical tip is to use tissue paper inside of your handbag to keep the shape or perhaps placing your bag inside of a pillowcase to avoid dust. Take note that plastics or vinyl aren’t ideal materials for storage as these materials do not allow room for breathing and actually traps wetness. eventually causing molds.
Aside from that, a handbag organizer would be a good investment for you. This will keep the dust off your bag and make easy for you to find it whenever needed.
Beware of Beauty Products
Of course, you would want to do retouches when you’re in a formal event and bringing a couple of beauty products cannot be helped. However, cosmetics, perfume, and lotions can cause bag discoloration. Products that beautify your face and body may seep into the skins of your bag and age the materials. It’s better if you insert them all inside a small waterproof pouch before placing inside the bag. If cosmetics spill into your purse, wipe them off with a clean, damp cloth and avoid stains immediately.
Removing stains 101
Speaking of stains, here are a few tips to take action when accidental stains happen.
Food stains: Crush white chalk and let it sit on the stain overnight. Brush off with a clean cloth in the morning.
Oil stains: Put cornstarch on the stain, rubbing it in to create heat from friction, which will help the oil absorb. Brush the powder off with a clean cloth after.
Ink stains: If the stain is fresh, use a white eraser to immediately erase the spot, without applying too much pressure so that the color doesn’t come off. If the ink is already set, you’ll need a professional.
Water stains: Blot water stains, let them dry naturally, and bring your bag to a professional for removal.
Odor removal: Keep a plastic bag filled with baking soda inside your handbag. Zip the handbag or place it in a larger bag that seals if it doesn’t zip. Keep the baking soda in the bag for one or two days to absorb the odor.