First impressions are important and our appearance is a big part of that first impression. For many of us our laptop case is part of our professional look and its care and maintenance can become a personal reflection. It only takes a few minutes to keep a leather laptop case looking like new, so try to work it into your weekly routine. Here are six quick tips for laptop bag care.
1.Use a leather conditioner when you first purchase your leather laptop bag. Apply the conditioner after each cleaning. Lexol and Mother’s are both good brands of conditioner and cleaners. The first time you use any leather cleaner, try it on a small hidden area to make sure it is safe. This is especially important for colored and patterned cases.
2.Wipe down your case with leather cleaner on a weekly basis. A regular laptop bag cleaning routine will prolong the life and look of your case. Try the pre-treated clothes, they are easy and convenient.
3.Never use mink oil or saddle soap on your case. Only use products made specifically for cleaning leather.
4.Avoid getting the case wet. Take extra care in rainy or snowy weather. Be careful not to set your leather case down on wet or snowy surfaces.
5.Immediately clean spills. If something is spilled on the case, immediately clean off spot with a damp cloth and allow the clean laptop bag to dry in a well ventilated area.
6.Do not use oils or lubricants on the latches, hinges and clasps. They can run and get into the case.
If you follow these basic rules of laptop case care, you’re well on your way to always making a great first impression.