Though the first line of defense for dust trapping is either a good wipe down, or a nice vacuuming, neither option works especially well when it comes to our children's furry friends — the stuffed animal. If they're on the smelly side you can try baking soda, but if they just need a dusting, try this quick tip! If your clothes dryer has an "air fluff" cycle, one without heat, toss in the toys with a dryer sheet. The dryer sheet will help calm the static that keeps the dust bunnies sticking tight (and make them smell like a summer meadow).
Toys with hard eyes or other bits, might need to be accompanied in the dryer by a towel or blanket to help cushion the blow to avoid scratching.
It's a quick way to clean what's inevitable without having to bust out the vacuum or spend 30 minutes outside beating the tar out of them (which somehow seems more cruel visually than a tumble in the dryer).