Cleaning Stuffed Animals

Does anyone have any tips for cleaning stuffed toys? I have some toys that I would like to give to friends that have children but would like to spiff them up before I do.

Debbie from Little Rock, AK


Cleaning Stuffed Animals

Pop them right in your washing machine with normal amount of detergent. I try to remember to add a bath towel or two to help even out the load. Air dry or use your dryer to get them started. I help clean several hundred donated stuffed animals for our "Share Your Christmas" program and have great luck with this method. Just check to make sure the seams are good and tight, and also that items such as sewn on eyes are still secure. (04/03/2006)

By Ronsan

Cleaning Stuffed Animals

I buy them at garage sales, so I have to clean those up! What I do is: put them into a pillowcase or lingerie bag. Seal it shut and wash on the delicate cycle in the washer. Then I either air dry or put in the dryer on tumble dry. They look nice and smell great! Hope this helps! :) (04/03/2006)

By mobo

Cleaning Stuffed Animals

Hi, I wash them with the towels, and then throw them in the dryer. They look new. Loretta (04/03/2006)

Cleaning Stuffed Animals

DON'T PUT THEM IN THE DRYER! Most stuffed animals have fur that will mat very easily if even a little over-dried. I always wash them and spin them at least two times. Then hang them by ears or something. I also always use a little fabric softener -- makes them smell great and fur stays soft. (04/03/2006)

By sueey

Cleaning Stuffed Animals

We have always left our in the pillow case and just put it in the dryer and never had any problems. (04/04/2006)

By IMAQT1962

Cleaning Stuffed Animals

If they're dusty, put them in a plastic trash bag, insert your vacuum wand, close bag around wand, and suck out dust. (04/04/2006)

By Dotty L

Cleaning Stuffed Animals

I place stuffed animals in the leg of an old panty hose. I dry some in dryer and others I hang to dry. (04/06/2006)


By Jan

Cleaning Stuffed Animals

If the animal is too large for the washing machine, take a soft brush and use the suds of a detergent as a "dry cleaning" method. (04/21/2006)

By jeanne

Cleaning Stuffed Animals

Hello, My tip is for the smaller stuffed ones, Take the animal, put it into hot water *not BOILING* and wash with dawn and/or fabric softener. then put them out to dry. I don't put them in the dryer because in reality it can mess up their fur and it isn't good fro them. then nice it's dry. you can snuggle! :) (07/16/2007)

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