Keeping Your Stuffed Toys Clean and Cuddly

Most people have received a stuffed toy as a gift from family and friends at least once in their lifetime. Others even grow up treasuring these and keeping it close to them, while others start a collection of their own. But who could blame them? Stuffed toys are cute and cuddly, which make them the perfect huggable friends!

 

Now, if you want to keep your stuffed toys looking good for years to come, better make sure you take the necessary steps to preserve their quality and good condition. One of these steps is to make time for cleaning them regularly. But before you put your stuffed toys in the washing machine, make sure that these can indeed be washed using this method. Otherwise, you will need to look for professional dry cleaners in Dubai to get the job done right.

 

Examples of stuffed toys that cannot be loaded into the washing machine include those that have a music box inside them, or those toys that include glued items, such as the eyes and nose and sequin décor. If your stuffed toy is years old, it may already be fragile and it might easily break, so better have it dry cleaned instead. The same goes for stuffed toys that have delicate parts that need extra care, like crowns, wands, wings, etc.

 

Step-by-step guide to cleaning stuffed toys:

  • Clean their surface first.
    A lot of people think cleaning their stuffed toys means simply loading these into the washing machine, and letting technology do the job. However, some stuffed toys only need minimal clean-up. As such, make sure to dust off the stuffed toy to remove dust and dirt that accumulated on its surface. You can use a damp cloth for this, or even a lint remover.
  • Remove stains or spots with a cleaning solution.
    If your stuffed toy has been soiled or stained, you can remove this using a cleaning solution. Just make sure the solution will not damage your stuffed toy, or its fabric and color. To avoid this, test the solution first on a small area of the toy.
  • Load them in the washing machine.
    Before you machine wash your stuffed toys, make sure to check their care label and see if it’s safe to do so. CAUTION: Never put your stuffed toys in the dryer as this may cause them to shrink or lose their original shape. The best way is to hang them out to dry, but keep them away from direct sunlight as this may damage their colors.

    If it’s not recommended to machine wash your stuffed toys, the best alternative is to dry clean them. You can click here if you’re looking for professional dry cleaners.

Pest Control : Eliminating Rats That Have Been Spreading Pandemics for Centuries

We don’t want rats inside our home. And since you are reading this article, we assume that your place is somehow infested with rats and that you want them eliminated in your home and in your life. But before you try to eliminate them, it’s best to understand why they are in your home in the first place. Below are some facts that you might need to know about rats and their behaviour:

  • Rats have been spreading pandemics for centuries; one of the most known instances is the Black Plague. The Black Plague befell in Europe and killed large amounts of Europe’s population in a matter of years. Thanks to advances in pest control methods, we can easily detect and prevent these pandemics today. For those who don’t want to use rat poisons or mouse traps, the good news is that there are now humane methods in eliminating these pests.
  • Records show that in the 20th century alone, 10 million+ people suffered from diseases carried out by rodents.
  • Experts do not consider rats to be a major threat to our everyday life but we still need to be extra careful of potential threat of infectious diseases carried by these pests.
  • Have you heard of the Black Death in the Dark Ages? It is believed that rats who sailed with traders are its cause. It seems that rats really have that desire to explore new environment as much as they can. The proof is that you can see them hitching a ride in cars, buses, airplanes, and other vehicles. As they travel, they carry harmful parasites and pathogens with them.
  • Mites and ticks are some of the parasites carried by rats; these parasites carry pathogens that are potentially dangerous and lethal. Don’t also forget that these rats are spreading germs and bacteria everywhere they go through their urine and feces. So, make sure you are keeping your home clean at all times, especially if you have children who are vulnerable to infectious diseases.

You have all the reasons to eliminate rats in your home but you cannot do it on your own. There are numerous Abu Dhabi pest control companies promising that they can solve your problems of rat infestation but the question is “do you know which one to trust?” Just click one of the two links of this article to learn more about the most trusted company when it comes to pest control for rats. We are looking forward to adding you to our long list of satisfied customers.