Tip: Cleaning Blocks and Other Toys

I have put them in a mesh bag and put them in the dishwasher. Same with other small and plastic toys.

Anyone else done this? Other ideas?

(re: Cleaning tips challenge-http://www.hometalk.com/diy/e-cleaning-tips-challenge-26729461)
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  8 answers
  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jan 15, 2017
    That's so smart! I usually just wipe off - but this is much easier!

  • William William on Jan 15, 2017
    Very cool Idea!

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jan 15, 2017
    I've done this for years and it works well.

  • AJ AJ on Jan 15, 2017
    The mesh-bag-in-dishwasher-upper-rack technique proved to be an awesomely effective, efficient way to thoroughly clean my adult children's long-saved 1980s vintage plastic toys before sending passing them on to new grandchildren. Highly recommend!!

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 16, 2017
    That's so smart! When I was a kindergarten teacher, I would spray the toys with a vinegar based cleaner to kills germs overnight

  • Lyn Buerger Lyn Buerger on Jan 17, 2017
    I use this trick to clean old jewelry that I buy vintage. Usually, I am just after the beds so a good wash is easy in the dishwasher.

  • Carol Schultz Carol Schultz on Jan 21, 2017
    I have also put them in a bag with a load of bath towels. Always make sure that they are throughly dry inside before reusing.

  • Gina Barnes Bebart Gina Barnes Bebart on Feb 05, 2017
    I had an old sewing box carry case (The hard plastic style) and it looked awful. I took the lid and put in the dish washer and it came out like new...I Have also done hats in the dishwasher cause they don't get mashed up.