Wet Wallet Woes? We’ll Tell You How to Fix It! (Part 2)
With that out of the way, let’s get down to business and see what needs to be done next. Dab the wallet gently with a towel – take care that it isn’t made of anything too harsh – and get rid of the water as best as you can. After this,perhaps pick a breezy spot, as you’ll need to leave the wallet in its usual closed position and let it air-dry. The reason we don’t want the wallet to stay open while drying is that it’ll anyway tend to return to the closed state when it dries.
Remember to not use anything too drastic like heat or direct air from fans. The drying needs to be gradual and at a mild temperature, as anything else will trigger that hideous (and usually permanent) wrinkling we’ve been trying to avoid all this time. Patience (and good advice) – that’s what works.
Another case you might encounter is if your wallet is extremely dry-looking or if it has toughened up a little after its trip to the wet beyond. This usually happens when, for instance, your wallet takes a tumble in the washing machine and the detergent strips the leather of its natural oils.
In this case, find yourself some clear leather conditioner and treat your wallet to a little of it – just enough to reclaim the wallet’s original softness and feel. And voila, your wallet is back.