Although it is super fun to collect squishmallows toys, it is nothing less than a moral crime to let them collect dust all day long and not wash them.
What Are Squishmallows?
Squishmallows are squishy toys that you can sleep with, play around with, collect, or even put on a shelf as a showpiece. However, whether you collect them or hug them while sleeping, the cuddle buddies tend to get dirty after a while.
Their color changes and they appear faded due to the dirt that sticks to them. But how do you clean them? With over 1000 characters available in different sizes, adults and children love them equally. But it is essential to keep them clean, especially if a child plays or sleeps with them.
With over 100 million units sold of the toy so far, many people are trying to figure out how to clean them. Is it a good idea to just toss them in the washing machine or is there a proper way to clean the squishmallows?
How To Wash Squishmallows?
The toys are made of polyester, which is why they are so soft, but it also needs proper attention and care to help maintain their quality. The washing strategy also depends on the size of the toy. While some of the squishmallows are small and cute, others can be bigger than a child.
Squishamllows recommend spot cleaning or dry cleaning only. But there are plenty of parents that swear by other methods to clean the squishy toys.
Spot cleaning method
Perhaps one of the safest ways to clean the toy is to do spot cleaning. Make sure you do spot testing to ensure that the stain remover does not damage the toy. If the color of the fabric is not damaged then you can continue with it.
Simply clean the area with a damp cloth. Then clean the affected area with a mild detergent or fabric cleaner. Once the spot is cleaned, you can go ahead and wipe it with a damp cloth.
Since it is not wet, the spot can air dry. If the squishmallows became too wet, you can use a dryer.
If you want to wash the cloth in a washing machine, then you can do so with a few precautionary methods. First of all, put your squishy toy inside a pillow case and then tie up the ends of the pillowcase.
This way, the toy’s materials will not be exposed to the detergent or the temperature of the water directly and will be protected. You can also add a bedsheet or something with the toy in the machine so it does not get tossed around.
Many people wonder if it would be the same to dry the squishmallows in the washing machine’s dryer. You can turn on the dryer in ‘gentle’ setting, make sure it is not harsh.
With over 100 million units of toys sold till now, the popularity of the toys is consistently increasing. Learning how to clean the toys properly will ensure that the toys last for a long time and remain clean.