Purses can get disgusting. Here are 10 wonderful ways to clean them

You probably carry your purse with you everywhere you go. Which means there’s a good chance you set your purse down on some pretty gross surfaces throughout the day. But how often do you take time to clean it?
Most purse owners don’t realize how much bacteria accumulates on their purses throughout its lifetime. But if you really think about it, you might be tempted to just throw out your purse and buy a new, clean one. Before you rush off to the mall, check out a few ways to clean your purse and get it looking brand new.
1. Blue Coral
Most people use Blue Coral spray on the upholstery in their cars, but it has other, lesser-known uses. You can spray Blue Coral on your purse, wallet and checkbook cover, and then scrub it off with a towel to remove stains and dirt. If you have a leather purse, though, this tip isn’t for you. And if your purse has leather straps on it, try to avoid getting the spray on them, though it can be wiped off with a wet cloth if necessary.
2. Leather cleaner
If you do own a leather purse, you can use any brand name or generic leather cleaner to get rid of dirt and grime from the outside of your purse. If you use a store-bought leather cleaner, though, make sure you also buy the corresponding leather conditioner to help prevent the leather from cracking over time.

3. Laundry detergent
In some cases, you can clean the inside of your purse with the same product that you use on the outside. If you have a leather purse, though, you’ll want something gentler for the cloth on the inside. A few drops of laundry detergent on a damp cloth will quickly clean the dirt and stains out of the inside of your purse.
4. Liquid soap
If you don’t want to use chemical-filled products on your leather purse, you can mix a little liquid soap with distilled water. When the soap and water turn to suds, dip in a sponge and wipe down the outside of your purse. Use a towel to gently dry the purse, buffing any remaining stains if necessary.
5. Vinegar
As with everything else, purse cleaning might require a bit of vinegar. If you have a cloth purse, pour 1/4 cup of vinegar in while you wash your purse on a cold, delicate cycle in the washing machine. Avoid washing your purse with other items, as this can result in the colors of your purse becoming faded.
6. Eraser
For the most part, erasers have one purpose, right? To remove mistakes made with pencil on paper. But you can also use an eraser to get rid of mistakes (more commonly known as “stains”) on suede purses. Just use a suede brush to remove any excess dirt, and then erase over the stain with a white eraser until the stain is gone.

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