The amount of dirt, sweat and grime that can accumulate on a kid’s backpack is staggering. Luckily, there are steps you can take to make sure that school bag isn’t packed with icky germs.
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It should come as no surprise that school gear can pick up and harbor all kinds of sweaty, germy dirt. And while most school clothes are washed on a regular basis, bags and backpacks can go neglected for weeks, months, even years. You’ll be glad to know that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to clean and sanitize that piece of essential school gear.
Unless the backpack requires a full bleach laundering, Clorox® Disinfecting Mist is recommended for daily cleanup. This convenient spray can be used on many soft surfaces, no wipe required. Just give the backpack a good spray at the end of the school day.
If the backpack is made of nylon or polyester, it can be washed in a machine. And if the bag happens to be white, you can simply wash it in your regular bleach load with Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach with CLOROMAX®. Just be sure to read the care label to make sure there’s no spandex, and check for colorfastness to bleach.
For most other non-white bags and backpacks, a good bleach-free fabric sanitizer and a washing machine is all you need to keep dirt, germs and odor at bay. Just follow these simple steps.
We recommend bleach-free Clorox® Fabric Sanitizer spray to pre-treat odors and stains.
Allow enough time to let the sanitizer solution do its job.
Add the backpack to a regular load of laundry, using your favorite detergent.
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