A.F. asks from Berea, KY on May 24, 2009
Pack & Play
What is the best way to freshen a pack and play and get it ready for resale, preferably without chemicals?
So What Happened?™
Thank you for you help! With the pack and play, I went in another direction, I washed it with warm soapy water and let it dry in the sunshine. It seemed to work very well. It was clean and fresh. But I am looking into other green cleaners for my daily cleaning around the house. There are so many out there and I have learned a lot from you ladies. Thanks again!
E.B. answers from Louisville on May 25, 2009
I have been using the new clorox all natural "green" cleaning products. They work great, smell great, and are not harmful. This would work great on a pac n play. I would take it outside, spray it down with this cleaner, wipe it down with a wet cloth, and then if you still feel it needs a little more just spray it down with the water hose and let it dry. The clorox green spray will clean the dirt, disinfect, and leave it smelling fresh without unnatural chemicals. Good luck! :)
D.M. answers from Nashville on May 25, 2009
I would use Bioklean. It's natural enzymes clean wonderfully!
R.D. answers from Jackson on May 25, 2009
I would use seventh gerneration or method...these are truly green products. The other "green" prducts found at the stores are still not entirely green. You have to do some investigating, but you see that they aren't. Be careful. Just because they say they are "green" or "natural" or "organic" does not mean they are. With the way regulations are now a product only has to be 10% organic/green to be able to use the wording on packages. Look for the official seal that says the product is green or go online...but method would be my first choice for a green cleaner found in stores. Hope this helps.
S.A. answers from Raleigh on May 25, 2009
I use Arm & Hammer Green essentials to wipe down just about anything. It's plant based (derived from coconut and palm kernel, though it does also contain other biodegradable cleaning agents) and comes in a reusable bottle. (You buy a little refill cartridge and add water instead of buying another bottle). It has no ammonia or phosphates and I've used it on just about every surface (it won't discolor anything). It was a pleasant smell (doesn't smell like chemicals!)
I'd spray down the pack n play, and use a cloth rag with warm water to wipe down all surfaces, then set everything outside in the sun to dry.
You could also use laundry detergent mixed with water to wipe it down, rinse, and set outside to dry.
L.H. answers from Knoxville on May 25, 2009
Lysol Spray and a wet wash cloth. If I was puchasing a used product I would use that just in case anyway. It kills germs and its not a harsh chemical. I would spray about 6 inches away from the product wipe it down really well and then sit it outside for 15-20 minutes in the sun. This will disinfect and give it that clean fresh smell. If that is to much of a chemical, I would wipe it down with soap and water and let it air dry in the sun. Just airing it out should freshen it up.
Hope this helps!
L.C. answers from Raleigh on May 26, 2009
I put mine outside, soaped it with baby detergent and washed it off with the hose. Summer sun dried it up very fast:)