Springtime is when the earth thaws, the flowers start to spout...and when many of us tackle a deep clean of our homes.
As you make plans to clean all the nooks and crannies of your real home, it's worth it to add your dollhouse to your list of things to clean. Your dollhouse and all the tiny things inside it is probably covered in at least a little (or maybe a lot!) of dust and grime. There's no doubt you lavished time and love in assembling and decorating it, so why not show it a little cleaning TLC?
How to Clean Your Dollhouse
- Remove everything from inside your dollhouse. Yes, this means everything!
- Suck up or blow away the dust. The small attachment on a vacuum cleaner or an air compressor are perfect for this.
- Clean the large areas first. A microfiber cloth is best for larger areas. Use a bit of lemon oil or furniture polish on the cloth to clean wood areas, then wipe up the excess with a clean cloth.
- Tackle the small areas. Use a makeup brush or paint brush to get into small crevices of your dollhouse.
- Sweep the rugs and carpets. It helps to put a bit of gauze over your vacuum attachment to prevent any loose threads from coming up.
- Clean your minis. Yes, it will take a long time--but it's totally worth it. Use a damp cloth and small brushes to clean away those dust layers. Some people also prefer using a glasses cleaning cloth on mini furniture.
- Clear out any odors. If your dollhouse smells, place a bit of tin foil in each room then sprinkle some baking soda on it. Let it rest for a few days so it can absorb the odors. (Smelly basements often lead to smells, so consider storing your dollhouse somewhere else in the future.)
Once everything looks spic and span, it's time to put everything back into your dollhouse. It helps to rearrange pieces to prevent dust from falling in the same places each time. Another option is to install a piece of Plexi glass over your dollhouse openings to help everything stay cleaner.
We hope these dollhouse cleaning tips help your dollhouse look tidy--if you have any tips of your own, feel free to share them in the comments below!