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Old 08-16-2020, 06:57 AM
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Default Looking for Ideas to Help Me Disinfect Toys

I am located within a school building, and I am trying to figure out the easiest way to disinfect toys throughout the day. Basically my goal is to grab toys after kids use them and put them into a bucket for disinfection as soon as the bucket fills up. I don't really have a lot of space to spread things out. Is there a product out there that is like a strainer bucket within a five gallon bucket? Almost like a mop bucket where I could soak items in the solution and then lift it out. Ideally, the strainer would set on the bucket for drying. I love the idea of using a mesh bag, but do not have any place to hang the bag to dry.

Or really any other ideas that you think might work.
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Old 08-16-2020, 07:02 AM
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I use a bathtub and mesh laundry bags. I then hang them to dry on the deck, in the sun.
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Old 08-16-2020, 07:22 AM
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I used to put mesh bags in the dishwasher but you may not have one in the center. Can you put up some sort of a clothes line and hang mesh bags?
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When I worked at a school I was allowed to use their speedy dishwasher. I bagged items in a mesh bag-called laundry or sport ball bags. You may ask to use their laundry services or get the OK to take home? Many don't like using their own material and time-I didn't care neither did my company.

Dishwasher-all wet! Would need towels to lay it on.
Laundry-no legos, bigger items..i tied the string around because once I had a tiny lego disaster in my machine.
I would have a specific center I deep cleaned that way per day vs just spray down and take dressup home every Fri to wash.
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Old 08-16-2020, 09:22 AM
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If you don't have access to machines-
If you have access to clean without kids and the ability for the school's kitchen sink or your own you can get a mesh bag and a large container. Fill it with appropriate bleach and water; let sit a few, and dump water. If you have your own sink just sit it in there and close the drain.
Hope that helps.

I spent 7 years in a "mobile" classroom-a before and after in a gym. We had to push in and out our wheeled shelves twice a day into a small room that was also my office-like a walk in closet size. It was luxury to be able to leave our stuff out at night if they did not use it for some other extra curricular activity.
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Here are some previous threads on cleaning toys: https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=toys+-+clean
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