Longchamp Bag + Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover = a cleaning MIRACLE!

Happy New Year! I am very excited to share a discovery!  Yes, well – I think the product has been around for quite a while now.  I have been seeing Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover in stalls whenever we go malling.  It’s just that I never got around to buy one because I never thought I’d have a use for it.  That was until the unthinkable happened. I saw an oil stain on my bag!

See that stain?  I couldn’t think of any reason why my bag would have stain on it.  I was always clutching it or holding it or hanging it.  In no way are the walls, my fingers the table was oily.  I MADE SURE of it!  Hahaha!!  I would examine surfaces first before I set down my bag.  I was very careful.  I am very careful with all my bags, I don’t want them to be dirtied uneccessarily.  But somehow – this happened, I don’t know how – but what was I to do?  All I could think of was – Damage control. I asked friends for advice.  I asked a friend who is a Longchamp addict.  She told me to use wipes.  I Google-d what to do and there I read that Longchamp bags *can* be cleaned in the washer, but I wasn’t brave enough to do that (plus, I don’t own a washer).  So I thought hard and finally decided, I needed to do something, I felt that I needed to act – FAST. So, one day, I finally decided, why not try the wipes method?  I thought, there was nothing to lose.  So I got a piece of baby wipes and began scrubbing.  It was only then that I discovered that the bag is sort of waterproof inside!  I read somewhere that I needed to *spot* clean it.  So I did.  As I was scrubbing away, the the area I was rubbing into was getting dark – I guess it’s because the wipes is wet.  I was confident that the surface of the bag would dry up since it was waterproof from the inside.  So when I finished scrubbing (well, I scrubbed for a while and then thought I’ve done enough) I hung  the bag to dry.  I was told too that I could use a hair dryer on the lowest setting to help dry it.  But I just decided on the hang dry method.  After a short while, I checked on the bag – I was surprised that it dried quite fast.  I was very excited. Surprise!!!

My eyes widened like I wasn’t Chinese! Yikes!  I think the stain lightened BUT instead, it caused another stain.  The stain looks like a crater now.  What have I done?!?!?!?!  I then realized, it was good that at the very least, the stain was at the back part of the bag and not the front.  I was getting used to the fact that it was a hopeless case.  A few days passed, but I was still bothered. So I asked another group of friends.  Kath suggested to try Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover.  I said to myself – you know what, try it – it won’t hurt.  I mean, what was the worst that can happen?  Tin (aka MFO) is the distributor of Grandma’s Secret – so yesterday, during breakfast in CO/OP, I bought a bottle from her.  Kath was telling me that a little drop goes a long way.  She swears by this product and is using it for whatever stains in clothes, bedsheets and bags.  We then tried a small portion near the bottom of the bag – I put a significant drop, and let it sit.

When I got to the office I was nervous – because I didn’t want another crater stain on the bag.  But I was hopeful.  So I cleaned the spot where we tested.  I used a wet towel to rub off the product.  And I saw faint suds while I was rubbing it.  So I rubbed it some more until it was gone.  I noticed too that the bag easily get wet – since there was no product there, I dismissed it.  I hung it out to try since it was sunny.  It was dry in no time – the stain was a GONE but you can see a watermark on the bag where it was wet.  I then realized, that maybe with Longchamp bags, you need to wet and clean the whole bag – to *even out the color*. So, when I got home – I was quite nervous, because I had thought of cleaning the whole bag already.  And I did.  Hahahaha!!  So I was rubbing the bag like crazy – front and back.  Make sure to rub out the suds completely.  I think what worked was that by rubbing in circular motion (it gets tiring…) the product is spread out and cleans other surfaces.  What I did was just put Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover in spots where there are stains.  If there are none – you won’t need to apply it everywhere (it will just make life more difficult).  So make sure to rub out the suds.  So I hung it to dry.  But this time – I left the bag to dry, overnight. This morning, I was nervous!  I didn’t want to see watermarks, or craters or stains PERIOD.  And when I saw it, I had to rub my eyes!  I was still groggy and feeling weak from the blood drawing earlier.  I had to go downstairs to check on the condition of the stain and of the bag.

It was a MIRACLE!  Look, there is no watermark!  The oil stain is GONE!  The crater stain made by the wipes is GONE too! I WAS SOOOOO HAPPY!! Can you believe it? Well, you SHOULD because there is hope for stains on a Longchamp bag!!  Woohoooo!! 🙂 Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover is MIGHTY and miraculous!  It was able to clean the oil stain!  And look at the bag – it doesn’t seem like a stain was there just a day ago!! I am very very happy with the result!! I think the trick was to only apply Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover on the stains and nothing more.  To rub it out gently but surely – and then to using that same wet cloth, to rub the entire surface of the bag – so it will dry evenly. So, there you have it! GRANDMA’S SECRET SPOT REMOVER REALLY WORKS!! OMG… Thank you Tin for bringing in this wonderful, miraculous product!!  I super LOVE it!!! You can buy the Grandma’s Secret products from the following: http://www.manilafashionobserver.com/p/products-i-love.html


  1. Madame X

    Wow, this is a great product, I'll definitely try this! Great review 😉

  2. Anonymous

    I've got the same color of neo bag as you..I also got oil stains and it doesn't seem to fade. I'll try this. :)How many minutes will you wait before you wipe it out?

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