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Take the wreck out of rec room in 20 minutes with a few key tools: a catchall for toys, a soft cloth, a sponge, hand soap, a bowl, bleach, dusting spray, wet/dry sweeper, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, disinfecting wipes, and disinfecting spray.
- Minutes 1 to 2: Corral books, stray toys, art supplies, clothing, and games. Set aside anything that needs cleaning, and return other objects to their proper homes.
- Minutes 3 to 5: Toss dirty stuffed animals in the washing machine. (For specific laundering instructions, check labels.) Place dishwasher-safe plastic and metal toys on the top rack and wash on the hottest setting.
- Minutes 6 to 9: Wipe wooden toys with a soft, dry cloth. For all others, clean with a soapy sponge, then dry with a cloth. For an item that has been in your toddler’s mouth (a teething ring, a rattle), wash it with soap and water, then disinfect by soaking it in a bowl containing a solution of 1 teaspoon bleach to 1 quart warm water. Or, for a bleach alternative, use Eco Clean All-Purpose Cleaner.