7 October 2016, 2:47 PM
Okay, so I know this is a completely random topic but I need to know. I've recently moved into a dorm for college and I brought one of my stuffed animals with me. Problem is, she's kinda dirty and I was planning on washing her. Can she be put in the washing machine and dried in it? Or does she need to be hang dried? I'd really appreciate any help/advice on this! Or else I'll have to wait til I go home for vacation to wash her.
7 October 2016, 2:54 PM
She's actually so old that her tag came off (I think because she doesn't have a tag anymore haha) so I can't check. She's a plain stuffed rabbit, nothing special about her (like shiny fur, accessories, clothes, etc). I can try wiping her with a towel, but she's pretty dirty so I don't know if it will be enough.XD
7 October 2016, 2:59 PM
Gonna have to go to the store for that then - we don't have any around at the dorm. I'd hand wash her if I could but the problem is, I don't have time for that nor do I have any bar soap lying around. I'll try the towel trick though once morning comes around. I'm scared that the dryer will shrink her if I leave her inside.^^;
7 October 2016, 7:34 PM
I use a steam cleaner on mine. It's over a decade old, and personally wouldn't risk cleaning it any other way. Used the brush attachment that came with the steam cleaner and lightly misted with 50/50 cleaning vinegar solution. Smells great, feels clean, still looks brand new
Not sure how dirty you mean by dirty, but like lykhaos117 said, spot treating with a stain remover should help. The combination of steam and vinegar solution will dissolve any dirt trapped in the stuffing, plus get rid of odors once dried.
Sometimes what goes into a washer doesn't come out the same...
8 October 2016, 1:18 PM
When I wash my cats stuffed animals I usually tie them in a pillow case and dry them in the dryer. I haven't had any issues!
15 October 2016, 4:51 PM
I love stuffed animals
I don't wash them because they can be mildew smelling
14 November 2016, 9:41 PM
my sister washed a stuffed animal with big eyes and the eyes got scratched
14 November 2016, 11:21 PM
I just hand wash stuffed animals, just to be precautionary.
15 November 2016, 12:33 AM
Good to hear nothing bad happened to her! I have had so many stuffed animals over the years but don't like to wash them. If anything the furthest we've done is put them in a mesh bag to wash (and only wash with super soft things like blankets, nothing with zippers/buttons) and then air dry. Usually though I prefer to just try to dry wash them with paper towels as best I can.
There is apparently a thing though where you can get them professionally cleaned, so there's that!
18 December 2016, 5:32 AM
I washed one of my plushies in a washing machine and nothing happened, but for others it may not turn out so well.
11 January 2017, 1:34 PM
I like just hand washing them I'm to scared to put them in a washer some of mine are15yrs old lol.
30 January 2017, 12:25 AM
If no one has said this before, hand wash the stuffed animal and then put it in a pillowcase. Then put the pillowcase in the dryer and turn it on. The pillowcase should protect the stuffie.
I have a hammock full of stuffed animals hanging over my bed and a 5 ft tall stuffed bear. My mom says that I could make a mattress out of the stuffed animals. I tried once. It didn't work.
30 January 2017, 12:34 AM
If stuffed animals can't tolerate a washing machine then there's no point to them. Wash in the machine on a hot day and hang on the line to dry.
Mostly toys are stuffed with polyester which can tolerate machine washing.