How to Clean Luggage | Tips for a Clean Suitcase

Whether your are traveling across the state, across the country, or overseas-- your luggage is bound to get a little dirty. From the dusty airport floor to the greasy luggage carousel your suitcase goes on an adventure of its own when it comes to getting from place to place. The good news is all Kipling bags can be cleaned by hand in no time. Here are a few helpful hints to help you clean your luggage quickly and efficiently.
  • Vacuum
    • Take the soft brush of your vacuum and skim the outside of your bag. Then, switch over to hose tool to clean the interior and pockets. This simple step will have your suitcase looking and smelling fresh in under a minute.
  • Clean the outside fabric with a slightly wet cloth
    •  To remove exterior dirt, simply wipe the luggage in the direction of the fabric with a damp cloth and repeat as necessary. Just remember, there is no need to soak your suitcase in water or pour detergent on the product to make it look like new-- keep it simple. 
  • Steer clear of bleach
    • Stay away from harsh products that could cause any discoloration of your product. Water and a tiny dab of dish detergent will go a long way.
  • Hang away from direct sunlight to dry
    • Let your luggage air dry, but don't let the sun's strong rays tarnish the look of your bag. Your bag should dry in under an hour in a cool, shaded area.
  • Disinfecting wipes
    • Use disinfecting wipes to clean the all of hardware on your luggage including; the handle, zippers, and wheels of your bag. Is there anything disinfecting wipes can't do???
  • Reorganize your cosmetic travel case
    • It's best to refresh your travel cosmetic case after each trip. Travel-sized products run out quickly and often need to be replaced, plus cosmetics can cause quite a mess during your travels.  Think of how many times high altitude caused a lotion explosion, or a bumpy ride lead to shatter blush. Don't even get us started about the slip of a lip stick cap that lead to unwanted graffiti. Dump, vacuum, wipe and restock.