How to clean a backpack?
Backpacks are essential for students, kids, and travelers carrying supplies and homework on the go. Over time, moister, food, and everyday tear and ware can make a backpack smelly and filthy. Fortunately, most backpacks are designed to endure everyday tear and ware, and you will not have to face many complications to clean them. Most of the backpacks are designed to wash like regular clothes in the washing machine, but others might need to be cleaned by hand. It depends on the materials of the backpacks. You can easily keep your bag clean with a little bit of elbow grease and some light cleaning products. Hopefully, this contest will help you to extend the lifespan of your backpack.
Hand washing your backpack
• Empty your backpack. It is so natural that you will avoid all those items in your backpack which could be damaged by water. Use a small vacuum by turning the bag inside out to reach the inside corners of the backpack that might have dirt or small particles and they can also contain garbage. Leave the pockets unzipped once you have done emptying your bag.
• Check the backpack care label. You must have to check the care instruction always which comes with the backpacks. These care labels are usually located inside in a hidden zip or switched ports on the packs. You can find it mostly in a secret compartment of the main zipper. This care label of the backpack can provide the vital instruction on washing, cleaning, and also dry the backpack. And these instructions are bound to obey while cleaning them.
• Pre-treat any stains. To target dirty spots you can use any pretreatment stain remover according to your choice. But make sure to avoid bleach while cleaning the backpack. To scrub away stain residue, you can use a soft brush which is unable to harm the bag material. Let the treatment that you have applied for up to 30 minutes on the scar and then wash your backpack with regular water.
• Fill the large bathtub or sink with lukewarm water. You can also do this in a laundry sink or laundry basin. Make sure you have plenty of space to wash out all the sections and pockets of your backpack.
• Add a mild detergent to the water. The detergent which you are going to use must have to be gentle enough that free of fragrances, dyes, and chemicals. This is because tuff chemicals could damage the fabric materials of your backpack. And dyes and fragrances could harm your skin sometimes.
• Scrub your backpack with a soft rag or brush. You can either use the water to dip your cleaning rag or brush, or you can thoroughly dip your pack into the water. The brush will help you to clean the mainly dry areas, and the rag will provide general cleaning of your bags.
• Rinse your backpack thoroughly. Finally, wash your backpack with regular clean water. Some material may not allow you to wash them with warm water. So avoiding warm water will be a better idea.
Follow these instructions for cleaning your backpack quickly, easily and correctly.