A travel backpack is selected by many people because it is a companion for traveling. When you carry it anywhere, it will attract dirt over time from outside and your sweat so that it can degrade its fabric quickly and tear for long time use. Before you start to clean your travel backpack, you need to read cleaning technical, you will know the dos or don’ts to clean. Let’s find out 2 ways to clean your travel backpack carefully without tearing and keeping it long-lasting.
We have 2 ways to clean a travel backpack:
Washing Your Backpack By Hand
Read cleaning instructions
You have to read cleaning instructions first, you should know what you can dos and don’ts that avoid tearing the fabric as well as using a detergent to damage it, water temperature… Some backpacks may be covered in a waterproof material that can be damaged if submerged in water or washed with a regular detergent.
Take all your items out inside your travel backpack and shake out the dirt
Before washing the backpack, you have to check other compartments and remove all your belongings, then you hold your backpack upside down and shake out the dirt by vacuum cleanser or by your hand or you can use a makeup brush to remove dirt in the corner and edges of the inside quickly.
Apply a stain remover and leave it for 30 minutes
Apply a stain remover when you see any stains on this travel backpack. Follow the instructions of stain remover before continuing to clean. Leave it for 30 minutes after that you use a toothbrush or a cloth damp to remove stains and dirt.
Fill water with non-detergent soap
You can use a sink or a bucket that is large enough to fit your travel backpack. Fill sink or bucket with water and a little non-detergent soap then use your hand to mix soap into the water. You must choose non-detergent soap which is made from natural as opposed to synthetic chemicals. As you know, non-detergent soaps won’t damage any protective coatings or you can use a specialized soap for a travel backpack.
Soak your travel backpack in water and scrub it gently
Before washing a travel backpack, you make sure your backpack is soaked under the water. Inside the backpack, you use a cloth to scrub smoothly in corners and edges. For outside the backpack, you can use a toothbrush or soft brush to scrub any really dirty areas or stains, please pay attention to avoid using hot water because it may make the colors faded.
Wash again with cool water for rinsing
Take your backpack out of the sink or bucket and empty the soapy water. Make sure you rinse all the soap out of the sink, bucket, before refilling it with clean water and srub it to remove soapy. You have to pay attention to rinse all areas of the outside and inside of your travel backpack. Finally, you use the faucet to rinse any leftover soap out of your backpack.
Allow your backpack to lie down or hang upside down
Take the backpack out of the sink, bucket, and wring it as best you can. Or you can use tissues or a dry towel to soak up especially inside compartments. You need to lay your travel backpack flat then hang it upside down to dry quickly. Remember that do not put your backpack in the dryer. The heat will ruin the fabric and its protective coating.
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Washing Your Backpack By Washing Machine
Read instructions carefully
If you do not read the manufacturer’s instructions, please do not put your travel backpack in the washing machine. Most child backpacks can likely be placed in the washing machine. If you want to wash your travel backpack in the machine, please follow the steps below.
Take all belongings out of your travel backpack and open all compartments
Open and take all your belongings out and then you have to remove adjustable straps and use a vacuum cleaner, a brush to remove dirt in the corners and edges of the backpack. Or you can use a cloth damp to wipe gently on the surface of your backpack.
Use a stain remover and leave it 30 minutes
You use a stain remover on stains or dirt both inside and outside of your travel backpack. Then you leave stain remover on the surface for at least 30 minutes, after that you use a brush or cloth to scrub these stains smoothly.
Put your backpack on a laundry bag
You have to find a big laundry bag that fits your travel backpack. Before putting it on the washing machine, make sure you put the backpack inside a laundry bag that ensures the backpack does not get snagged on the agitator or is not twisted and stretched out of shape and also protects fabric as well as the component of a backpack.
Use a gentle washing program and mild non-detergent soap, and cool water
You need to take your dirty clothes out of the washing machine, then you put your backpack in the washing machine. Set the washing machine to the gentle washing program with cool water and use only non-detergent soap. Do not use hot water because the backpack may be faded.
Hang it out to dry
When the washing machine is finished, take your backpack out and remove it from the laundry bag. You hang your travel backpack upside down to dry quickly and a laundry bag as well. Do not use a dryer to make it dry faster because the heat will ruin the fabric and its protective coating.
These are 2 ways to clean your travel backpack, you need to pay more attention to follow instructions before washing it by hand or machine. Hope the above information is useful to you.