Either we are not sure of the correct wash program or our stuffed animals 🧸 are too sensitive or simply too large for our washing machine: cleaning stuffed toys is sometimes not so easy.
We've rounded up the best home remedies that help fight unpleasant odors and dust.
REMOVE DUST FROM PLUSH TOYS
To prevent our lint from becoming dust collectors, we need to regularly vacuum the animals. To do this, it is best to use the grout brush or the upholstery nozzle of the vacuum cleaner and set the vacuum to the lowest setting.
Then use a soft baby brush to bring the toy's fur in the right direction.
NEUTRALIZE THE SMELL OF PLUSH
Unpleasant odors can also be controlled with cornstarch or baking soda. To do this, place the plush in a resealable plastic bag and add a little cornmeal or baking soda.
Now close the bag and shake it. Then it is better to let it rest for a day. Then take the lint from the bag over the tub or sink and vacuum it properly.
CLEANING PLUSH PANDAS (OR ANIMALS) WITH SOAP FOAM
If your plush can theoretically be washed in the washing machine, but you want to hand wash it for specific reasons, you can opt for soapy water.
The temperature should be around 30 degrees. Wash the plush thoroughly in hot, soapy water, but do not soak it in a water bath. Then dry briefly with a hair dryer on the lowest setting and brush it with a soft baby brush. Then let dry well in a warm place.
REMOVE STAINS ON FAKE FUR
If there are stains on the toy's fur, it is also recommended to clean it with soapy water. If the stains cannot be removed, you can try massaging them with hair shampoo and then rinsing them with water.
Warning : Stuffed animals, especially older ones, should not be wet cleaned, but rather placed in a dry cleaning facility.
REMOVE CHEWING-GUM FROM SOFT TOYS
After the damage has been done, many do not know how to chew gum in plush toys. Try the cold trick: put the blanket in a freezer bag and leave in the freezer overnight. Then the chewing gum should be easily removable from the fur.