How to Take Care of Your Plush

  • By: Mohammed Zeliche
  • Date: November 10, 2021
  • Time to read: 5 min.

How do you know when it’s time to take care of your plush? Is there a certain number of hours that they should be played with before they need to be washed? The answer is no. You can tell when it’s time for them to go into the wash by looking at their fur. If they start getting dirty, then it is time for them to get cleaned.

If you’re a plush collector, then you know that they are not always the easiest to take care of. You definitely need to make sure that your plush is clean and well maintained so it can last as long as possible. 

In this post, we’ll be going over some things on how to maintain your Plush collection!  Some ways you can do this include: using a brush or sponge with soap and water, gently shaking out any loose debris from their fur. 

Wash them in cold water without detergent (or fabric softener), air drying on a flat surface away from direct sunlight for 3-4 days before putting them back on display. This will help keep them looking fluffy and new!

What is Plushy?

Siblings playing a green plush toy

A plushy is a new term for any soft toy meant to be cuddled by children. They are often very similar in make and design to stuffed animals, the only difference being that they are not made of actual animal skin or hair.

How do you take care of them?

One way you can help your plush stay clean is by using a brush or sponge with mild soap and water. Make sure that the soap doesn’t have any chemicals in it because this could affect their fur/hair/fur patterning! You should also gently shake out any loose dirt from their fur. 

If you want a more thorough cleaning, then after rinsing off the soapy water from their body, get some cool water and rinse them again to get all the soap off. After that, pat them dry with a towel and let them air dry in a room where they won’t be in direct sunlight for 3-4 days before putting them back on display so it doesn’t damage their fur!

What type of Plushy?

Types of plushies include Beanie boos, Squishable monsters, Pound puppies, Pusheen cats, Hello Kitty/Sanrio characters, Teeny tiny animals like hamsters or bunnies. Plushies are often made of cotton, furry material (fake fur), or Minky (fur-like) fabrics.

How long do they last?

Well-maintained plushies can last a very long time if kept safe and away from any natural hazards! Mice, insects, small children, and pets must be kept away from these items because their claws could rip the fabric easily. 

Sunlight is also bad for its color, so try to keep your plush out of direct sunlight. If you want to make them look new again after years or months of all the love you’ve given them, try to put them in a cold water wash cycle without detergent. Then line on a flat surface with plenty

How should I take care of my Plush?

Plush is very vulnerable to dirt and when you have dirty plush sitting around that’s not good because the dirt becomes permanent. In order to maintain a plush that is clean and fluffy, you’ll need to follow these steps: 

  • Use a brush or sponge with soap and water. Make sure the soap doesn’t have any chemicals in it!
  • Gently shake out any loose debris from their fur. You can also use a cloth or paper towel for this step. Remember do NOT use a paper towel made of recycled materials as those contain dusty material which could cause damage to your plush!
  • Wash them in cold water without detergent (or fabric softener). Letting anything dry here will help keep them looking fluffy and new!
  • After rinsing off the soapy water from their body, get some cold water and rinse them again to get all the soap off.
  • After that, pat them dry with a towel and let them air dry in a room where they won’t be in direct sunlight for 3-4 days before putting them back on display so it doesn’t damage their fur!

Don’t forget if you want your plush looking fluffy and new, try using cold water to wash it without detergent, don’t use fabric softener either, because this will affect their fur/hair patterning. 

Then line on a flat surface with plenty of time (3-4 days) away from direct sunlight to make sure they don’t get damaged! If this step is followed properly then your Plushy should look like new when finished. Now you know how to take care of your plush, so go ahead and enjoy them!

Why do you need the Plush?

Assorted-colored animal plush toy in vending machine

Plushies, also known as Plush toys or stuffed animals, are very popular. They can be kept for play purposes and collected as well. Some people even sleep with them! Because of their size and durability, they make good pillows. 

For those who do use them as pillows, it’s recommended to wash the plush every so often if you don’t want to find yourself having a case of dust mites on your pillow! This is why it’s nice to know how to take care of your plush because you don’t want all that dirt turning into permanent dirt!

Conclusion:

If you want to take care of your plush, there are a few things you can do. First, make sure the toy is kept in a cool and dry place without any direct sunlight or extremely cold temperatures. Second, avoid shaking it too much as this may cause dirty particles from inside the toy to fly out. 

Third, never give it alcohol or tobacco products because both substances could lead to health problems for your plush friend! Lastly, always wash your hands before playing with the toy so that bacteria doesn’t get transferred from one object to another.

Remember these tips on how to take good care of your new fluffy buddy and they will last years longer than if not taken proper precautions!

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