Has the flu hit your house yet? As a day care provider, I miraculously have not gotten sick, but my own kiddo has, and managed to power puke on me at least four times.
While I strive to keep my house very clean, after this week of sickness going around, I did a huge power clean. Kids toys go into the dishwasher basically every day, but when you have a huge batch of toys needing some serious cleaning, here is my tip of the day!
I used Tide Free and Gentle and some bleach, and we were good to go. We have a sanitary cycle on our LG washer, but I worried that would possibly melt the plastic toys, so just went with warm and figured the bleach would do its work.
I don't use bleach often at our house, but it has its place. Around my house, I most often use my favourite vinegar and soap mixture (I think regular Dawn soap works best!)
It's super easy: just a half soap, half vinegar mixture. It really works like a charm!
Be sure the surfaces in your house don't react to vinegar. (Eg. Marble)
Do you have any tips for mass clean ups when it comes to toys? I am all ears!!
Happy Flu Season....
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By Jena Keenan