How to Care for Outdoor Toys (5 Easy Tips)

Playing outdoors during the spring is a fun activity to spend time with your family. However, you have to ensure that your kids’ toys are spotless and bacteria-free. So, before your little ones head out to their playhouse or jump around in the backyard trampoline, make sure you’re well-prepared.

Here are five great tips you can follow to care for your outdoor toys.

magic eraser for toy cleaning

1. Use Some Magic

Magic erasers are a fantastic way to get the stubborn scuffs and stains off of many surfaces. Not to mention that they can seep through layers of dirt, grime, grease, and even debris. If you’re looking to clean your backyard toys like this Children's Swing Chair for a fun spring, extra-large magic erasers are your best bet.

cleaning hose

2. Ready Your Cleaning Equipment

A hose can easily clean outdoor toys such as this deluxe wooden swing set and other small toys that need washing. Wash them down using a hose with a spray attachment and get the grease off. Using the highest setting, spray down the toys with grease and grime. Not only that, but you can also use a kiddie pool to wash your dirty toys properly.

kiddie pool outdoor

3. Make It a Fun Family Activity

While cleaning outdoor toys can be exhausting, making it family time can make it less tiring and boring. If you’re planning to clean your outdoor toys, you can make it a fun afternoon by putting some music on. You can also set a timer and ask your kids to finish cleaning before it rings.

The possibilities are endless! Just make sure that you stay safe by wearing these appropriate clothes and using the right equipment.

A great way to make sure outdoor toys are squeaky clean is by using vinegar and baking soda. You can amplify the solution by adding some lemon juice to the mix. Use a brush to scrub the dirt off of toys fast!

4. Follow Manufacturer Care Directions

Of course, nothing beats going by the book. With this, make sure that you follow the manufacturer’s directions. This can help you avoid wasting cleaning supplies and, more importantly, your time. Additionally, this can also help you prevent damaging your outdoor toys and lengthen their life.

5. Protect Your Investment

Outdoor toys are an investment because you can utilize these for many years, depending on how you care for it. They always create fun activities for kids. With this, protecting outdoor toys like this 2-in-1 Convertible Swing Chair as much as you can is a helpful way to keep them safe and functional.

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The best way to do this is to cover and store them when they’re not in use. Tarps are an excellent way to stop toys from being blown by the wind and protect them from the rain. You can also place them in a shed, garage, or inside the house during late fall. Because winter can be harmful to outdoor toys, keeping them in sheltered areas can help them last longer.

Keep Your Toys Neat & Tidy

Outdoor toys are a life-long investment, so caring for them is a must. Protecting them is easy, especially if you have the appropriate equipment and supplies. Just follow the tips above to make cleaning not only easy but fun, too!.

For more helpful tips and tricks on keeping outdoor toys, you may check our blog here.