Purses are an important part of any outfit but it can be difficult and expensive to keep replacing them. Take good care of your purse now and you won't have to be shifting through the purse racks next department store sale.
Proper storage and care for your purse will keep it looking new.
You Will Need
* Vacuum attachment or lint roller
* Makeup bag
* Protective &quot;feet&quot;
* Alcohol-free baby wipes
* Leather conditioner
* Acid-free tissue paper
* Cotton bag or pillowcase
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.
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.
The Smithsonian National Museum uses acid-free paper, tissue, folders, labels, and boxes to prevent artifacts from decomposing and discoloring.