The other day one of my dogs had a tummy issue, do you see where this is going? If you don’t I’ll try to be clear.
One of my not so little dogs made belly boo boo #2s. In the house. Then stepped in the #2s. Following this he jumped up and knocked my Coach signature daisy purse on the floor. Lastly, he walked on said purse with his #2 covered paws.
With this all said and done, I had to clean it. I just couldn’t bring myself to throw out hundreds of dollars over my baby’s belly boo boo poos. After all, many people wash cloth diapers, hankies and so on. Theses icky laden fabrics get reused, and don’t cause any serious health issues. I just wish I could have used bleach, Lysol or thrown the bag in the wash through a sanitize cycle!
Up until my poo paw print purse, I always prided myself on taking really good care of my things, most of them, I have had to purchase myself, with my own money that I acquired working a full 40 plus hours. Growing up my mother was far from rich, and in high school I paid for the extravagant items I wanted. I’m glad though because I learned the value of items (as well as the prices and thankfully percentages from shopping so much).
With all that pride and care though, crappy (pun intended) things still happen. This particular event I most certainly did not foresee. If I had a bottle of Coach cleaner, I could have used that, but I didn’t because I am extremely careful and never get my purses dirty. I put make up in zip-lock bags, make sure my maces lock is on and keep it in a little pocket. I never set my purses on floors or even car seats. None the less I had a cringe worthy mess to clean. Luckily, there are ways to clean designer handbags without running to a store, the cleaners or waiting for cleaner to be shipped. Its a cheap soap called dish wash detergent, and its safe for jacquard Coach bags! And then there’s also regular good old fashioned laundry detergent!
A drop of antibacterial detergent on a toothbrush does wonders for say… stuck on pasta sauce or grease spots! Just a little gentle scrubbing, a quick pat with a wet wash cloth, and next thing you know, looks like new again.
For a whole bag clean, I use laundry soap, I just pour a little in the sink, filler -up and plop in my bag. Then just take a washcloth (preferably white) and gently scrub. Rinse, and hang dry. You might be surprised just how well your bag holds water!
Before you try this, I still suggest you test this method on a super small sample piece, such as on the inside. Let’s face it, I just don’t want to get blamed because we use different detergents. Also, if you have a warranty and think you may use it, the only way you can clean your bag is with coach cleaner. Personally I don’t have a warranty. I’m a free spirit.
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