How to Clean a Stuffed Toy With Baking Soda and Vinegar

by Rane Body Decor

Clean stuffed toys that are not machine washable


  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Tooth brush or similar
  • Small jar or containter
  • Dirty stuffed toy
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    This is a stuffed toy from 30years ago with a stuffing you can't machine wash. It's been dirty for ages 😱 let's clean her up!

    Step 2

    First, Mix together your baking soda and vinegar. There are no specific proportions, but see the photos for the consistency you're looking for. A paste sort of. Mess around until you like it.

    Step 3

    I prefer some fluidity, so if it drips once and then stays on the brush it's good for me. Use a small container inside a larger one to catch the vinegar overflow. Add a small amt of vinegar at a time

    Step 4

    Begin brushing it on, rub it in using a circular motion. There isn't a right or wrong way, as long as the brush your using can get into the fur and allow the dirt to shift.

    Step 5

    Keep doing this over the whole toy. You can work in sections like I did to ensure you don't miss any spots.

    Step 6

    Once it's rubbed in you won't see as much baking soda but you will still feel it.

    Step 7

    I didn't think this stain would come out but it did!

    Step 8

    Scrub the entire toy until it is clean as you think you can get it. You don't want to saturate it but don't be afraid of the liquid from the vinegar. When you're done you won't smell it.

    Step 9

    You can see how it's covered but to the touch it was almost dry, due to the baking soda

    Step 10

    Put it in a plastic bag with some dry baking soda and shake it up. This will coat your toy and help draw out remaining moister.

    Step 11

    Oncee coated let dry for around 15 minutes.

    Step 12

    Scrub as much excess off as you can, before leaving it out to air dry for a day or two. I used an old towel because I didn't wanna use the small toothbrush again lol

    Step 13

    After 2-3 days, Once fully dry repeat this process of brushing it off with a rough towel or stiff but gentle brush to finish cleaning and fluffing.

    Step 14

    Good as new! I wanted to get some better pictures but my little girl ran off with it before I could. Needless to say it'll need cleaning again soon lol

    Step 15

    Rei is happy to be reunited with Samantha the Unicorn!

    Step 16

    Thanks Mama! Hehe