How To Clean Dusty Stuffed Animals

How To Clean Dusty Stuffed Animals

Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 13, 2010

The first line of defense for dust trapping is usually either a good wipe down or a nice vacuuming, but neither option works especially well when it comes to our children's furry friends — stuffed animals. 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.

(Image: Flickr member valentinapowers licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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