Do you baby your bags or accessories?
For a bag snob like myself, its a perfectly valid question (Yes I’m a self-proclaimed snob 😉 ) Expensive or light coloured bags shouldn’t be sullied by dirt on the floor or just about any surface. But it could very well apply to other accessories like wallets or shoes or jewellery, if that’s your thing.
Do you baby them?
By “baby” I mean look after them well, clean them after use whenever possible, store them in their dustbags or in proper cases/pouches/boxes/shelves.
In my case, I do. I almost never put my bags down on the floor, wherever I am and whatever the brand the bag may be. If I’m dining out at a decent restaurant, I have my bag placed on a chair next to me. In fact, most restaurants will offer this. Some I’ve been to actually offer me a stool or chair to place my bag on, which can then be placed next to me, or under the table. Very practical. I’ve been to a restaurant that have a “bag cover” – a cloth cover they place over your bag so it doesn’t accidentally get food on it (or pickpocketed). It wasn’t local though.
If I’m out and about indulging in my street food, which I love, my bags are kept on my lap. I never let them out of my sight or grasp. For safety as well for cleanliness.
I do clean my bags after use, when I’m switching to a different one, but not everyday. I’m not that paranoid 😛 I’m a little more careless with wallets. I must admit I don’t take very good care of my wallets in terms of cleaning them, but I am careful with how I use them and where I place them (on my lap usually).
I’m not careful about shoes at all unfortunately. That’s probably why I don’t own many or any very expensive shoes. They don’t get enough care 😛
What about you? Are you blasé about your bags or accessories or do you baby them? Are you more particular if they are expensive items as opposed to a less expensive one?