Guideline to clean your travel toiletry bag
It is imperative to clean your travel toiletry bag frequently. Your toiletry bag is always with you when you are traveling, and it contacts many people and surface areas in the hotel or other places you visit. Generally, suggest washing a travel toiletry bag every 3 months, even if you don't use it that often.
Why should you Clean your Large Toiletry Bag?
1. Toiletry bags are prone to carry bacteria, fungus, viruses, and other micro-organisms
When using your toiletry bag, it can be prone to many harmful bacteria which can predispose you to many infections. It is important to note things such as spillage of drinks, makeup, or any other type of spillage can happen. If you want to maintain the aesthetic appeal of your large toiletry bag it is important to regularly clean it.
2. Leaked Liquid may Cause Internal Contamination to the Toiletry Bag
Be especially careful when using a shampoo or liquid soap in your travel hanging toiletry bag. If they leak, the liquid may cause internal contamination to the hanging toiletry bag, and dangerous bacteria like e-coli or salmonella may breed inside the loose space of the inner compartment (be sure to hang the bag up to dry it after use).
3. Cosmetics may be expired or deteriorate with time
You must check the expiration date on your cosmetics before using them in your travel toiletry bag. If they are expired, throw them away (discard them) and buy new ones instead of using old cosmetics in your travel hanging toiletry bag! Expired make-up may cause skin irritation or infection. If you are not sure about the expiration date on your cosmetics, don't risk using them in your travel toiletry bag! If you see any unpleasant stains or odors inside your travel hanging toiletry bag, please don't use it. Besides, if you have been using your toiletry bag for a long time, please must examine if there are any color changes on the bag surface carefully. Color change on the surface is usually caused by chemical reactions between the surface material and the liquid inside the travel toiletry bag. If you see any color change on the surface of your toiletry organizer, don't use it.
The guide below discusses a comprehensive method of how to clean your toiletry bag.
Guideline to clean your travel toiletry bag
First Step: Empty and Clean your Toiletry KitThe first thing you should do is empty the contents of your toiletry kit. This is essential to clean your toiletry kit before you start, as it will prevent any contamination during the cleaning process and prepare your toiletry for inspection after it has been cleaned.
Please pay special attention to the following details:
- Before opening any sealed products, place them on a clean towel or paper sheet so that they are not directly on the surface of your table or sink.
- Examine the expiry dates of all your containers and discard or recycle any past expiration date.
- Toss out or recycle any empty jars, razors that are no longer usable, broken lids, and other items you can't use.
- Ditch things that you haven't used in three months. Why are you still keeping them if you aren't using them?
- Examine the smell and appearance of items. If they appear and smell odd, it's time to get rid of them.
- After the bag is empty, shake it out and turn it inside out if necessary. Pick off any bits of paper, lotion, or soap that may be trapped in a corner or on the purse.
Second step: Clean all the Items
Clean the items. Soap and water are the best cleaners for this. Put a small amount of liquid soap into the sink or basin, add water until the bottom is nearly covered. Soak items for five minutes, then scrub any filthy spots with a soft sponge or brush. Be sure to wash off all the soap when finished. Then use a clean tea towel or cloth and dry off all the items.
For the items that can't be put into soapy water, you can clean them with disinfecting wipes (use alcohol-free wipes).
Lastly, suggest to disinfectant all items with disinfecting wipe to kill bacteria on the surface of items.
Third Step: Clean your Toiletry BagThe next step is to clean your toiletry bag with soap and water, in the same way, you cleaned your items. It is essential that you set aside at least thirty minutes for this process which will require some effort. You can disinfect it with a solution of one for bleach to ten for water by putting the bag in the solution, soaking it for five minutes, then rinsing thoroughly, and allowing it to air dry. Be sure to dry your bag, wet will cause the inside to mildew.
Below are tips for your reference How to Clean Different Materials of the Toiletry Organizer
- Nylon is a synthetic material that dries quickly, resists stains and mildew, and resists ripping. You can clean nylon by soaking it in water with a small amount of liquid soap for five minutes, then rinsing thoroughly in warm water. Machine-washable nylon travel hanging toiletry bags are best washed on a gentle cycle, then hung to dry.
- Polyester is also a synthetic material that dries quickly, resists stains and mildew, and resists ripping. You can clean polyester by soaking it in water with a small amount of liquid soap for five minutes, then rinsing thoroughly in warm water. You can machine-wash them, but they may shrink.
- Leather is a natural material that needs special care when cleaning, but it resists stains well and will soften with use. You can clean leather by wiping down the outside with a damp cloth then conditioning the inside with lanolin or beeswax. Be sure to dry your bag on its side, as hanging it up wet will cause the interior to mildew.
- Canvas is a natural material that resists stains, wrinkles, and ripping. It needs to be treated with care as some dyes can bleed in water. Machine-washable canvas travel hanging toiletry bags are best washed on a gentle cycle, then hung to dry