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Cleaning

Postby RBlue30 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:42 pm

Hi all!

I was wondering what is the best way that you clean your plushes and fabrications? Do you machine wash them? Or hand wash them?

Thanks!
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Re: Cleaning

Postby Sarcasticguy » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:13 pm

From washing other plushes and toys, i suggest hand wash with a light detergent. Machine will ruin the shape and seams.
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Re: Cleaning

Postby emk194 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:20 pm

I collect other plushies, and I dry clean them at home occasionally. Once every couple of months or so. Otherwise, I just vacuum it a bit.
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Re: Cleaning

Postby Quazimoto » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:21 pm

I used to use a Dust Buster (like a little, hand-held vacuum) on plush things. Worked pretty well.

I'd avoid a washing machine at all costs honestly. It's worked well in the past for some things, but a lot of the modern plush toys and whatnots are made of much cheaper materials than in years past and could easily just fall apart in the wash.
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Re: Cleaning

Postby RBlue30 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:18 am

Sarcasticguy wrote:From washing other plushes and toys, i suggest hand wash with a light detergent. Machine will ruin the shape and seams.


Thanks! Wasn't sure how durable they were
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Re: Cleaning

Postby RBlue30 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:19 am

Awesome! Never thought to use a hand vacuum on them. I'll give it a try. Thanks for the help everyone!
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Re: Cleaning

Postby thequadsqueen » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:31 am

emk194 wrote:I collect other plushies, and I dry clean them at home occasionally. Once every couple of months or so. Otherwise, I just vacuum it a bit.


How does dry clean at home work?

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Re: Cleaning

Postby Mister Piggy Wiggy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:14 pm

I mostly use a Swiffer duster.
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Re: Cleaning

Postby emk194 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:24 pm

thequadsqueen wrote:
emk194 wrote:I collect other plushies, and I dry clean them at home occasionally. Once every couple of months or so. Otherwise, I just vacuum it a bit.


How does dry clean at home work?


Ah, there are dry clean at home kits you can get from your local Wal-Mart or Target. It depends on what kind of washer and dryer you've got, but the packs look like this:

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The one I have has like a little bag you can put whatever you want cleaned inside and you zip it along with one or two of the little cloths you get. They're similar to dryer sheets.
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Re: Cleaning

Postby thequadsqueen » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:14 am

emk194 wrote:
thequadsqueen wrote:
emk194 wrote:I collect other plushies, and I dry clean them at home occasionally. Once every couple of months or so. Otherwise, I just vacuum it a bit.


How does dry clean at home work?


Ah, there are dry clean at home kits you can get from your local Wal-Mart or Target. It depends on what kind of washer and dryer you've got, but the packs look like this:

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The one I have has like a little bag you can put whatever you want cleaned inside and you zip it along with one or two of the little cloths you get. They're similar to dryer sheets.


oh cool. had no idea! thanks!!

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Re: Cleaning

Postby TriFeckTa » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:11 am

Mister Piggy Wiggy wrote:I mostly use a Swiffer duster.

Swiffer duster is amazing!
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Re: Cleaning

Postby Mister Piggy Wiggy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:00 pm

TriFeckTa wrote:Swiffer duster is amazing!


It is, and money well spent! :cheers:
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