How to Deep Clean and Disinfect Your Luggage
Even if you haven’t traveled in a while, it can be hard to know how to ensure your luggage is completely clean. These days, safety and hygiene are priorities when it comes to travel—but until the recent coronavirus outbreak, how many of us really made sure our suitcases were sparkling clean and germ-free before and after a trip? Think of all the surfaces your bags likely touch along the way: airport and airline staff who might handle it, the inevitable food and drink spills, and exposure to airport germs (sorry, but sometimes you have to bring your suitcase into the restroom!). Needless to say, it helps to know how to disinfect luggage and keep it looking good as new for a long time.
To learn more about how to take good care of your baggage, we spoke to a cleaning expert with 20 years of experience, Leslie Reichert, the founder and owner of Green Cleaning Coach. Here are her top cleaning tips for both soft- and hard-surfaced luggage, so you can have peace of mind both while traveling and upon returning home.