How to wash stuffed animals

A front loading washer filled with adorable stuffed animals that look to be peering out of the washer

Just like your clothes and bedding, your furry friends need to be routinely washed, too! Here are some things to remember when washing stuffed toys:

1️⃣ Choose the gentlest cycle on your washer

Here at Celsious, our wool wash cycle has the most gentle agitation out of all the settings. If you don't have this, just go with a setting for delicates.

2️⃣ Tumble dry on a low heat setting

Stuffing that doesn't fully dry could lead to unwanted musty smells, so run your dryer on low for as long as necessary.

3️⃣ Pay attention to the materials

If a toy is made of wool, it should be washed accordingly (by hand or on a specialty wool cycle with wool detergent). In some cases, using a dryer could lead to stuffing clumping, so whenever possible, check with the makers of your stuffed toys for specific care guides.

If your toys are handmade or hand-me-downs and you don't know who the makers are, be as gentle as possible when washing. Avoid agitation and wringing.

An adorable group of stuffed animals assembled in a laundry cart in front of an open washer

4️⃣ Don't put off the task

As much as you and your loved ones like to snuggle your furry friends, you're probably also traveling with them, tossing them, dropping them, handling them with grubby hands... the list goes on. A wash can't hurt, can it? ;)

Photos and text by Mutia Adisoma
Pictured here: Hazel Village and
Cuddle and Kind stuffed animals

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