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Here's How To Disinfect Your Accessories With Materials You Can Find At Home

Take care of your accessories the same way you take care of your personal hygiene during this quarantine!

Your jewelries, sunglasses, prescription eyeglasses, and hats among many others that you wear everyday, can house the virus longer than you can imagine. Nowadays when you arrive from a quick supply run, you would immediately remove and disinfect your shoes, clothes, and disposable/reusable masks in an instant. But sometimes, we tend to forget about the accessories we wear even though they cling into our bodies more often. It’s true that the tiniest of things should least worry you but when it comes to your accessories you must be extra careful! 


Here are safe and pre-cautionary ways where you can disinfect your accessories at home. To break the myth, rubbing alcohol is not the answer! Look through each tutorial to adapt a much effective disinfection process for each item.


Jewelry

Serious cleaners such as vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and even alcohol-heavy fruity sanitizers are big no-no’s when it comes to cleaning your precious jewelry. Believe it or not, the simpler the concoction, the better and safer it is for your treasures. Follow the brief tutorial down below to rescue you from your disinfection woes:


Monogram Strass Ring from Louis Vuitton

Materials:

Warm water

Small glass bowl

Mild dish soap 

Soft-bristled toothbrush


Procedure:

1. Soak your earrings, bracelets, necklaces, or rings in a mixture of warm water and mild dish soap in a small glass bowl for about 30 minutes. Take note that you should not use harsh cleaners such as detergents, hand soaps, bar soaps, etc. since they are too fragrant and intense.

2. Gently scrub each piece with a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean all the nooks and crannies. 

3. Soak/Rinse your pieces in a warm water bath. Leave to air dry on top of a clean towelette. Do not use a hairdryer or direct sunlight to speed up the drying process!


Eyewear

For the second time around, do not use rubbing alcohol on your lenses! This will not only cloud your lenses but it will rust out your glasses’ hardware. Use an appropriate lens cleaner that you can usually buy on eyewear stores or even the hardware store! If not, make use of the tutorial below:


Oversized Square-Frame from Fendi

Materials:

Warm water

Micro fiber cloth (usually comes with your eyewear) or a towelette


Procedure:

1. Drench your cloth with warm water and make sure to squeeze half-dry before cleaning your eyewear piece.

2. If you’re using a towelette, you might leave tiny fibers on your lenses. If this happens, let it dry first and sweep the remaining fibers with a facial tissue.

3. On drying, give yourself a favour and do not let your eyewear dry under direct sunlight. This is proven to cause sunglasses or eyeglasses to shrink or deform!


Pro tip: Do not leave your sunglasses in the car even though it’s convenient to do so, the very act is similar to leaving them inside a microwave.


Hats/Caps

Summertime calls for protective headwear that shields us under the sun. Although you can easily throw these in the laundry, it’s just not feasible to do so everyday. Hang your hats/caps or place them on a clean surface. Spray lysol all over and make sure to focus on the insides of the caps to disinfect. It's as easy as that!


Embroidered Twill Cap from Balenciaga

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