The school year has barely begun, but your kid’s backpacks are probably already showing just how nasty they can get.
Kids’ backpacks go through a lot. They are dropped on dirty floors and dragged across playgrounds, picking up germs and bacteria along the way.
Here’s the dirty truth: Your child’s school backpack has 31 times the number of germs as your cell phone and 28 times the amount of a toilet seat. Knowing how to wash a backpack properly is essential.
Before you fumigate your home or take a blowtorch to it, we have a few tips on how to wash a backpack while maintaining its longevity.
Can you wash a backpack? The short answer is: For the most part, yes. While care instructions do vary and different types of backpacks require different types of care. Check the care label on your child’s backpack but, for the most part, all backpacks can be washed to some degree.
How best to wash a backpack—and get it really clean—is what we are here to help you with. Cleaning a backpack doesn’t need to be a daunting task if you follow a few simple steps.