03/12/2014 02:22 pm ET | Updated Mar 12, 2014

Cleaning Expert Jolie Kerr Reveals What To Do When Something Horrible Happens To Your Purse (VIDEO)

The only thing worse than your boyfriend barfing in your handbag might just be your cat peeing on your purse. But no matter how bad the stain and how just plain awful the scent, do not, under any circumstances, throw the bag into the washing machine in a flurry of panic. As author and cleaning expert Jolie Kerr explains in the video above, grabbing some saddle soap is a great alternative to ditching your purse once and for all -- with a quick dab, some shoe polish and a tiny bit of elbow grease, your purse will look (and smell) as good as new.

And for more painless cleaning tips from Kerr, click here.


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