Cleaning Toys Without Harmful Chemicals
Posted By
Ruthie Tabone
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Materials Needed: 
  • SteamMachine
  • Plastic Bins
  • Toys

Project Steps


Happy March, my friends!  It's Ruthie from Refashionably Late and I wanted to share with you a quick cleaning tutorial.  The flu season is still going strong over here in Minnesota.  A couple months ago my older daughter got Influenza A and was knocked on her feet for about 2 days.  I had never seen her so lethargic or sick.  I felt so bad for her.  I don't want that to happen again this winter so I thought it would be a good idea to deep clean some of my girls' toys.  My younger daughter is almost 16 months old so everything still goes in her mouth.  I hate to use cleaners with the toys as I don't want her to get that gunk in her mouth!  What better way than to steam clean their toys?!

Step 1

I grabbed my SteamMachine and got to work.  I started with the legos as they are a current favorite in our house right now.  I gathered up all of the legos and unconnected as many as possible.  I then threw them into a plastic bucket and set them in the shower!

Step 2

To start, add water to the SteamMachine and wait for it to warm up.  Once the orange light has turned off it is ready to use.

Step 3

I attached the Straight Adaptor to the steam gun of my SteamMachine.  I really like how it sprays a forceful amount of steam at the toys to remove any gunk or grime.

Step 4

Spray all over your plastic bins.  Spray at the top and towards the bottom and then through all the holes in the bin.  Make sure to get as thorough of a clean as you can.

Step 5

After you have sprayed every little nook and cranny then all that's left to do is wait for the toys to dry.

Step 6

A bonus is that you can clean your shower while you are at it as well!  It's so quick and easy and a great way to clean a lot of toys at once!  I honestly spent more time photographing the project than cleaning the legos!  It's that quick!   The SteamMachine is a great way to not clean with harmful chemicals.  I'm hoping to keep the flu out of my home and little things like this make a big difference.  Thanks so much for stopping by today to see how I clean my daughters' toys naturally and safely!  You have also seen a sneak peek of my newly redone guest bathroom!  Head on over to Refashionably Late and stay tuned for the final reveal this week!

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