Saturday, 28 April 2018

How to Clean Toys in Non-Toxic Ways

Does thinking about house cleaning cause you stress? It does for a lot of people, especially people with kids at home. There are many areas to clean, and kids have a tendency to play with (or at least take out) a lot of toys during the day, all of which should be cleaned and wiped down periodically.

The importance of using non-toxic cleaners in the home is often understated. Whether you use a home cleaning service like Classmaids, have a helping hand or clean your house yourself, it is important to think about what types of cleaning products are being used in your home, especially on the toys that your children play with (and sometimes put in their mouths) frequently.

Fortunately, there are plenty of non-toxic ways to clean your children's toys. The first step to keeping your home free of toxins is to wipe your items down with hot water.  Using very hot water is a natural way to help kill any germs and toxins that may be lurking on your children's toys.

After this step, it can be tempting to grab a sanitizing cleaning wipe to quickly wipe down the toys. However, if the cleaning wipes you have on hand have chemicals in them, they could be causing more harm than good. These types of commercial cleaning products often have great claims, but when you read the ingredients, they contain chemicals that you do not want your kids to be exposed to.

In order to avoid harsh chemicals, reach for a non-toxic wipe. When picking out cleaning supplies, look for items that are biodegradable and "green" products that are friendly for the environment. At Classmaids, we use all natural non-toxic & biodegradable cleaning products powered by brands like Mrs. Meyer’s, Seventh Generation and Method. Remember to avoid the tempting "commercial cleaning products" that may contain harmful chemicals – these non-toxic brands can be just as powerful cleaning agents without all the “bad stuff” around your children.

If you use a home cleaning service or maid service, remember to ask in advance which types of products they use --- and if they’re using brands you’re not comfortable with, ask them to use the products you prefer in your home. Some services offer green options in different cleaning packages.

For toys that aren’t used often and are nonporous, you can try using a vinegar solution and set them out in the sun for a short time period. You may also try boiling hard toys or throwing them in the dishwasher for a quick cleaning.

Using the right cleaning methods can help you keep your children’s toys clean, in a non-toxic and safe way.  To make your life a little easier, Classmaids can help get your home sparkly clean! For more information and to book your Classmaids cleaning, visit


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