How to clean a backpack: tips for both hand and machine washing

Alina MilsentLife
How to wash a backpack

Backpacks do not need frequent washing, but they should be cleaned at least once every few months. Just imagine how much dirt, debris, and germs the outer fabric surface collects. Whether your backpack is machine washable depends on the care instructions.

Dry the backpack in the open air to prevent the loss of shape. The main tips for hand and machine washing were published by Real Homes.

When choosing a stain remover, be sure to consider the type of fabric your backpack is made of. It is important to always read the care label to avoid damaging the product.

For washing, you will need:

  • a soft toothbrush;
  • washing powder or gel for washing;
  • stain remover.

How to wash a backpack by hand

Step 1: First of all, take all the things out of the backpack. Shake out the crumbs by hand or use a vacuum cleaner.

Step 2: Treat the stains. Apply detergent to the dirty areas and gently brush the stains with a soft toothbrush to avoid damaging the fabric.

Step 3: Soak the backpack in warm, soapy water. Brush the straps and outer fabric. To clean the inside of the bag, it is advisable to turn it inside out to make the process easier. When the backpack is completely clean, rinse it with fresh, cool water.

Step 4: Dry your backpack. It is best to dry it in the fresh air.

How to machine wash a backpack

Before you put your backpack in the machine, treat stubborn stains with detergent and scrub them with a brush.

Choose a cool temperature for washing. Experts do not advise adding a lot of laundry detergent to the container, as it may not be washed out of the fabric, leaving white stains. In addition, the currently popular bio powders contain special enzymes that lose their effect at temperatures above 30 °C.

By the way, experts do not recommend running one machine wash after another. Read the article to find out what the risks are and what the interval between washes should be.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to safely wash shoes in a machine.

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