How To Wash Your Backpack

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How To Wash Your Backpack
How To Wash Your Backpack

Your trusty backpack has been through thick and thin with you, from dusty trails to urban jungles😉 It's time to show it some love by giving it a natural, eco-friendly clean. In this guide, we'll take you through 5 easy steps to make your backpack gleam like it's brand new. So, let's get started.

Step 1: Shake it out

First things first, shake it, tap it, and get rid of crumbs, wrappers, and any other surprises lurking inside. Remember that mysterious, squished banana from last summer? Yeah, it's time to say goodbye to that.

Step 2: Brush Away the dust

Gently brush away the dust and dirt that has settled on the exterior, get into all those nooks and crannies, especially around zippers and pockets. It's like giving your backpack a spa day, but without cucumber slices on its eyes.

Step 3: Say Hello to Soap and Water

For this step, you'll need a bath tub or sink, mild detergent, and lukewarm water. Fill the basin with water and add a small amount of detergent. Mix it up until you have a bubbly concoction ready to work its magic.
Dip your Seep sponge or Seep Cloth into the soapy water and gently wipe down the exterior of your backpack. Pay special attention to spots with visible stains or sticky residue. Remember to be gentle!

Step 4: Rinse and Repeat (Well, Just the Rinse Part)

After you've given your backpack a good scrub, it's time to rinse off that soapy goodness. Use lukewarm water and a different cloth or sponge to wipe away any soap residue. Make sure you rinse thoroughly; we don't want your backpack smelling like a bubble bath.

Step 5: Hang Out to Dry

Last but not least, let your backpack breathe! Hang it out to dry in a well-ventilated area. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can fade colours. Your backpack may take a while to dry completely, so be patient. 

Bonus Step: Show Some Love to the zips and straps

While your backpack is drying, don't forget about the zippers and straps! Use a toothbrush to gently scrub any stubborn dirt. For those squeaky zippers, you can apply a bit of zipper lubricant or even some beeswax to keep them gliding smoothly.

Now you've successfully given your trusty companion a natural and refreshing spa day. Your backpack is ready to take on new adventures with you, looking and smelling as fresh as a daisy. 

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