Wednesday, 25 March 2015

How we clean Mega Bloks....

Mega Bloks are awkward things to clean....We have been putting off cleaning them for ages but Ellie has sadly grown out of them and Stu my fella has offered them to our friend for her little boy.....Ellie is more into Lego now so was fine about it....Phew!

Stu came up with a great idea on how to clean them......I admit I didn't think it was a great idea at the time....I even tweeted about it....

 I was worried....More for how the washer would take it than the Mega Bloks....

He decided to wrap them in a duvet cover to protect them and the washer a little and add a bit of washing up liquid and put them on a cold wash....It was a loud 20 minutes....

It's probably not advised or recommended to wash them like this but it actually worked, no damage was done to the washing machine or the blocks and it was hassle free.....Well apart from when we had to take them out the washer and some were still full of water....

We gave them a shake and rushed outside with them and hung the duvet cover on the washing line with the blocks still inside....It was a lovely sunny afternoon and they dried in no time....

So now we have 2 squeaky clean bags of Mega Bloks ready to go to their new home....


  1. This is a great idea, apparently the ball for ball pools can be washed in the same way! I didn't want to risk it though. Put putting a duvet in too is a great idea!

  2. Sounds we are going to have a loud 20 minutes soon, Ha! Thanks for sharing this, Kim. x

  3. Sometimes the best ideas seem silly at first! I may try this and I agree the ball pool balls could easily be washed this way too, I think. Glad it worked out and thanks for sharing! :-)

  4. We just got our first couple of bags of Megabloks for Bear's birthday this week, so I'll have to remember this! x

  5. Oh I need to do this with ball pit balls!. Genius!

  6. Ooh might have to try this with the Duplo!

  7. ooohhhh lovely idea, thanks for sharing. A great idea for removing allergens before you pass them on if you know any allergy children.