28 July 2022

Organiser Maintenance Tips

Now is as good a time as any to give your organiser a little T.L.C. I tend to do this at least once a year or when I'm swapping from one organiser to another one for a bit of variety. 

Step 1. - Remove all of the inserts and dividers and contents of the pockets. Put them to one side for now. 

Step 2. - Inspect the rings, checking for gaps. Open and close them a few times. Give them a light polish with a micro-fibre cloth, this will remove any dirt and grime and make them look like new again. 

Step 3. - Use a  small soft bristle paint brush to dust the interior of the organiser. The brush will reach in to all the nooks and crannies and remove any build up of paper dust that seems to come off of cut/punched paper. 

Step 4. - If the organiser is leather, consider giving it some leather cleaner/balm treatment. Use it sparingly though, don't use too much. Again use a micro-fibre cloth to buff the finish to a pleasant shine. Always read the instructions first. 

For simulated leather organisers give them a wipe with alcohol-free baby wipes. The cloth sections on the interior can be gently cleaned with small amount of fabric or upholstery cleaner. Test any products first on an inconspicuous area. 

Leave it open to breath after the treatment. 

Step 5. Turning to the inserts. Go through them and see if there are any pages that need archiving or updating. Check the paperwork and accessories you have been carrying too. 

Check that the pens aren't about to run out of ink, also check them for internal leaks too. 


Enjoy the process. 


  1. Hi Steve, thanks for a timely reminder I've realised that my Kensington is overdue some TLC as I've been using it for over 2 years now! I will be getting out the Lord Sheraton leather balsam later today :)

  2. Thanks for the tips! These are great!

  3. Great tips Thanks