How to Clean Your Kids Toys

If you have a toddler or a baby in the house, we know how easy it can be for toys to take over your house. This also means that when the toys takeover so does the bacteria. Which is why it’s important for you as a parent to clean your kids’ toys on a regular basis.

With a few tips, you can easily clean your kids’ toys using:

The dishwasher

One option for cleaning your kids toys is to throw them in the dishwasher. When using this method make sure you are only cleaning toys that are small, hard, and or made of plastic. You wouldn’t want to throw a teddy bear in the dishwasher, it could cause a lot of damage to it.


Soaking toys in vinegar is another great way to clean your kids toys. This is one of the more natural and green ways to clean your kids toys. Simply fill a bowl with cool water and a cup of vinegar and let them sit for 30 minutes. Be sure to rinse thoroughly when you’re done.

Soap & water

You can clean anything using soap and water. Fill the sink with warm water and antibacterial soap and let the toys soak for 30 minutes before taking them out. The rinse any soap residue off and let them air dry.

The washing machine

With the help of a good ole fashion mesh laundry bag, you can wash any of your kids plush toys in just a few minutes. Carefully place any stuffed animals inside a mesh laundry bag and pop them in the washer and wash using a mild detergent. Your child’s favorite friend will come out looking like new. To help kill any germs or bacteria that may be harboring around the stuffed animal, add a cup of vinegar to the wash.


We hope you found these tips helpful for cleaning your kids toys. If you need help in any other areas of your house be sure to check out our blog for more cleaning tips. Or if you’re looking for a professional house cleaner, get a free service quote today.


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