How To Care For Your Giant Stuffed Plush?
If you're like us, then you have a huge collection of stuffed animals that you've collected over the years. Some are gifts and others are souvenirs from trips and vacations to places like Disney World or Six Flags. While we love keeping our stuffed animals around as part of our Kawaii collection, it's important to know how to clean them so they remain clean and ready for use anytime! Here are some tips for cleaning your stuffed animals:
How to clean stuffed animals in the dryer
- Put your stuffed animal in the dryer.
- To keep colours from fading, use the Delicate, Hand Wash, or Gentle cycle on your washing machine, along with cold water. This will also help protect the stuffing that may fill up his body cavity and make him feel more "squishy" when you squeeze him (which you absolutely should do).
How to hand-wash stuffed animals
If you want to wash your stuffed animal in the sink, follow these steps:
- Use a mild detergent that’s made for washing suede or delicate fabrics.
- Gently squeeze the stuffed animal to saturate it with detergent. Don’t scrub too hard since older stuffed animals may have loose strings or worn fabric.
- Rinse well with clean water, making sure all traces of soap are gone from inside and out of any seams. If necessary, repeat this step until all soap residue is gone from inside your plushy friend's feet and belly (if applicable).
- Air dry away from direct heat sources such as radiators or open windows so that no moisture gets trapped anywhere within them!
Tips for cleaning stuffed animals
To clean your stuffed animal, you can use a lint roller to remove excess lint and hair. Alternatively, you can use mild detergent and a soft brush or cloth. Finally, if the toy is stained or dirty enough to warrant it, you can also wash it in the washing machine on a gentle cycle at 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit).
If a damp cloth or sponge doesn't get your stuffed animals clean enough, try adding some white vinegar to the mix. Vinegar is an effective cleaning agent that's great for removing stains from clothing but won't damage the fur on stuffed animals. It will help loosen up any dirt that's accumulated over time too!
Spot clean with dish soap
If you have a small stain, try spot cleaning with dish soap. Avoid using bleach because it can cause the color of your stuffed animal to fade.
- Put a small amount of mild dish soap on a soft cloth and rub it into the stain until it is dissolved, then rinse with water and let dry.
Get rid of bad smells
To remove bad smells, you can use baking soda. It's a very effective deodorizer and it works well on stuffed animals as well. You just have to sprinkle some baking soda in the stuffed animal, leave it there overnight and then vacuum away all the dust that has accumulated in its fur.
Another trick is to use vinegar. Vinegar has antibacterial properties which make it great for removing foul odors from your stuffy toy. Simply add about 50 ml of vinegar into a spray bottle with water and spray down your stuffed animal with this mixture on both its outer surface and inside using a clean cloth or sponge until all parts are dampened thoroughly; let dry naturally overnight before washing again normally (or spot cleaning only).
Remove stains from white stuffed animals
If you've got a particularly stubborn stain on your white stuffed animal, try these methods to remove it:
- Use a stain remover. If you have one in your home, this is the easiest way to clean up those stains! Just spray on the spot and rub lightly with a paper towel. Repeat as necessary until all of the stains has been removed.
- Use a lint roller. This can help remove any excess fibers that are clumped together and making the fabric look dirty or dingy (and also feel uncomfortable). The lint roller will pull up anything stuck in its path—no need to scrub or rub at all!
- Use dish soap and water in place of dry cleaning fluid—but only on light-colored fabrics like cotton or polyester blends; do not use dish soap on silk or wool due to its ability to strip color from natural fibers like cotton (especially when used regularly).
Cleaning stuffed animals is easier than you think
Stuffed animals need to be cleaned just like anything else, and luckily, cleaning them is much easier than you might think.
To clean a stuffed animal, first, remove any loose pieces. Next, decide if you want to hand-wash or machine-wash your stuffed animal. If it's a small one (like an elephant), hand-washing may be easier as it can fit in the sink with water and soap without getting too wet or damaged by the force of the water from the faucet. However, if it's larger (like a giraffe), machine-washing might be better because it will save time; plus machines are more effective at removing grime anyway! After deciding how you would like to wash your stuffed animals, follow these steps:
- Hand washing: Add mild detergent into cold water in either a basin or bucket large enough for your chosen method of cleaning stuffed animals (see above).
- Soak toys/stuffed animals for 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly under cold running water until all suds are removed from fur/feathers/etcetera; then squeeze excess moisture out gently without wringing too hard as this could cause damage over time due to rubbing against each other during washing cycles due out materials together when combined forces - potentially causing threads at seams come undone over time."
With these tips, you can clean your stuffed animals easily and save yourself the hassle of throwing them away.