Cleaning a book bag is a process that can take a variable amount of time, depending on the number and severity of stains on the bag. To clean your book bag, you need a washing machine, laundry detergent, water and a bottle of non-bleaching liquid stain remover of your choice.
- Apply the stain remover to visible stains
Examine your backpack for visible stains. Use a bottle of non-bleaching stain remover to treat these early. If the entire backpack is messy, soak the bag in the cleaner for approximately 2 hours.
- Put the backpack through a gentle wash cycle
Adjust your washing machine settings to a cold gentle wash cycle. Pour your liquid detergent into the machine, and add the backpack. Turn the washing machine on, and allow it to complete the entire cycle normally.
- Air dry the backpack
Hang the backpack somewhere outside where it is exposed to a lot of sun, or in a dry area inside of your home. Because many types of heated drying machines can do damage to the fabric of a backpack, it is important to allow the fabric to dry slowly at a lower temperature. Drying the backpack outside also helps to deodorize it.