This is KawaiiPlushies, and we’re going to be talking about how to clean plush toys. So we know our plush friends are amazing. And they’re cute, they’re cuddly, they’re soft, but sometimes they can just get a little bit dingy, dirty. And after hours of play or just sitting around, it collects dust, germs, and grime. So we’re going to be talking about how to clean your little plush friends.
There are a couple of ways to go about it. It depends on the size of your plush, but it also depends on how long you’ve had it. Because a plush that are sort of older and harder to replace may need more care when you’re washing and taking care of cleaning it. And it also depends on what material it’s made of. Is it made of cotton? Is it made of nylon? Leather? What sort of plush is it?
So with that in mind, if you have a plushie that you feel is able to handle a little bit of water, you actually may be able to put it in the washing machine on a light setting. So it would be a gentle cycle using cold water, Also, what you can do is, the caveat is this, so if you have a plush pillow and it’s something that’s sort of big and bulky, depending on how much cotton in there, throwing it in the washer may end up with it becoming too soaked down. So you may want to go with a different method, like treating the surface of your plush pillow, or seeing if you can take the outer covering off, and washing it that way.
The next method is this. So after taking it out of the washer, you can put it in the dryer. But, once again, depending on the material, you may want to put it on lower settings so that there’s low heat on it, and just check in on it.
Alternatively, what you can do, and this is the preferred method, the preferred method is to air dry your plush. So once you take your stuffed animal out of the washer, what you would do then is you would take your Kawaii plush and you would air dry that. And generally it takes, depending on the size, anywhere from an hour to a couple of hours for it to completely dry. And what you can do to help along with that process is to sort of press down and get out any excess water that might be still stuck in it after the washing process.
Now, if you wanted to wash just by hand, I would suggest spot treating it, but also, you can sort of lightly soak it, and then go from a cycle of soaking it to hanging it and letting it dry, letting your plush dry, and removing as much water as possible. What you can do for that process is add in some detergent or some stain remover to aid that.
And if you needed to clean your plush and you couldn’t use water for some reason, you could put it in a Ziploc with something like baking soda or some other cleaning agent, and you would tumble it around. And after a couple of minutes of doing that, what you would do then is you would suck up all the debris from the baking soda, because it deodorizes and cleans the plush, but some of that stuff also gets caked in their a bit. So you would need a toothbrush or regular bristle brush to go through and sort of knock that debris off. So it keeps your plush smelling fresh, deodorized and clean, and ready to continue to be a part of the plush family for years to come.
So if you’re interested in finding your new plush friend, check out our selection of toys and plush goods at Kawaii Plushies. Thanks for reading! If you have any tips on how to clean, leave them in the comments section below.