Clean out the suitcase.,
Remove the hinges from the suitcase if you plan to only use one side.
While cleaning it, remove any straps or other items that may either be harmful to your pet, provide a chewing temptation or will potentially compromise the design.
Consider using a vacuum cleaner to remove any dust and/or debris. A handheld vacuum cleaner can be helpful.
Use a clean cloth to polish and clean both the inside and outside of the suitcase, depending on what it’s made from.
, However, if you are creating a travel case where you will store some of your pet’s items on one side, leave this part intact.
Depending upon how they are secured, use a screwdriver to easily (and safely) unscrew each hinge and separate the luggage.
If leaving the lid in place, ensure that there is a special hinge that prevents the lid from slamming shut on your pet’s head should he accidentally bump the lid down. You may need to add such a hinge.