2. Sanitize Secondhand Items
So you got a great deal on a few items down at the local thrift shop. We get it. Budgets are tight these days. So how do you clean the yuck off these items? You can use bleach, and a little common sense, to clean many of these items. This is especially true for kids toys and durable plastic items. Just pre-treat first to make sure the bleach solution will not ruin the item. Mix up the bleach solution using 3/4 cup bleach and 1 gallon warm water. Pour some of the solution into a spray bottle and spray the toys or other items and clean with a sponge, old tooth brush or a rag. Rinse well and air dry. Viola!, the toys are ready for your child to enjoy.