From shoes to books, we’ve got you covered!
Wipe the inside and outside with Clorox wipes. For suede and leather, use a special shoe cleaner. Spray the inside with Lysol. Use Goo Gone to wipe the soles to get price tags and gunk off. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to remove marks on leather shoes including the pricing on the sole (reader tip!)
For soft furniture use a cleaner from a local furniture store or make a homemade concoction of vinegar, soap, and warm water. Put it in a spray bottle and scrub. Use the suction hose on a wet/dry vacuum to suck the water up. The most effective way is to rent a steamer form a local hardware store and steam your couch.
Use acetone or alcohol to get the marker price tag off plastic toys. Spray with a baby-safe disinfecting spray. If the toy fits and it’s safe, wash it in the dishwasher.
Wash according to care label. If possible, use hot water whenever you can. You could also add vinegar to the last rinse cycle to get any “thrift store smells” out. Use laundry sacks for delicate items and dry clean when needed. Hand wash with hot soapy water for items that can’t be washed in a washing machine. Use Tide spot cleaner for quick spot cleaning.
Wipe the exterior or pages with Clorox wipes.
Avoid purchasing stuffed animals that you can’t clean in a washer. Place the stuffed animal in a laundry sack and wash and dry on regular cycle.