One of the biggest travel woes for a fashionista is when one of her beauty product spills over in her luggage. After you are done with crying over spilled shampoo or moisturizer, it’s time to get a hold of yourself and clean it all up. But how do you clean a handbag spill? If you’re travelling, you obviously won’t have access to a water hose, so how on earth can you deal with it? If you are asking the same question, we’ve got the answer.
If your shampoo spill has occurred in a leather bag, don’t you worry; I’ve got just what you needed. It’s good to carry baby wipes that do not have harsh chemicals. And as leather is something that requires regular care and moisturizing, what better than a baby wipe! Just use some dry face tissues to soak up all the excess shampoo first and then use the baby wipe on the dried suds. As it moistens again, use some more tissue and repeat this process until all of the shampoo is wiped clean.
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Kitten litter sand:
If you have a cat at home, chances are you have lots of cat litter sand in her litter box. Keep some of the sand in a air-tight box and carry it with you while travelling. Cat litter sand is a great way to remove any spill whether it’s shampoo or moisturizer. It immediately soaks up all the liquid and leaves you with a clean bag looking new as ever!
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Another way of cleaning spilled shampoo from your luggage is by using your deodorant. Simply spray it on the mess and use soft tissue to soak it all up. The alcohol content in the deo will also take care of any stains.
If your spilled shampoo is dried by the time you reached home, try using white vinegar on the spill, before washing the whole suitcase. The acid in the vinegar will easily cut through the soap in the luggage and it will be much easier to wash it off afterward. As far as the other contents of the bag are concerned you’ll probably have to wash them or use wipes on them. Using cold water will help as it doesn’t make the shampoo lather too much.
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Remember: It’s always better safe than sorry. So take our travel tip and pack all liquids in double zip-lock bags, putting the first one in the second but upside down. This way, in case of any leakage, the liquid will have to travel all the way to the other end to spill.