Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Homemade Toy Cleaner

Washing up the little prizes I bought for Baden’s Birthday Carnival, I was reminded of a toy cleaner I have been using for years, and thought I’d share it with you. 

Mix half water and half mouth wash.  That’s it.  Spray ‘em, dunk ‘em or wipe ‘em, and the toys are clean.  I saw this on a cleaning show years ago and have been using it ever since.  The alcohol in the mouth wash sanitizes the toys.  You can rinse them, but if you don’t, you won’t worry about anything left on the toys being toxic.  Once the alcohol evaporates, all you are left with is the flavour additives from the mouth wash, which are completely safe!

Buying used toys, big or small, I really like knowing I can clean the toys well before my kids use them.  I never know what has been on there, or what they have sprayed on it to clean either.  Especially nice to use on things that are a pain to clean individually, and those things you KNOW are going to get chewed on.  I once made a big batch of this solution, and dumped the entire bin of hot wheels into it.  I let them air dry on a towel, and VOILA! Clean cars!

1 comment:

  1. Mouth wash? Really? Very cool.....thanks for the tip.


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