Forget about hand-washing each teeny tiny plastic LEGO brick and minifigure. This LEGO cleaning hack will save you time—and might just save your sanity, too!

You know the cold that your toddler and preschooler keep passing back and forth? Those germ-covered toys definitely aren’t helping the situation. Read on for the deets on a quick and re-brick-ulously easy way to scrub down all your kid’s LEGO collection.

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All you need to get those LEGO bricks clean is a mesh laundry bag and a dishwasher. Place the plastic bricks into the bag, seal it tight and put the whole thing onto the top rack of your dishwasher. Turn the dishwasher on and let it do the work to wash those nasty germs away.

To avoid damage or melting issues, remove the LEGO bricks before your dishwasher gets to the drying cycle. While this might take an extra step, the work is pretty minimal. Empty the laundry bag of LEGO bricks onto a clean towel and blot, or simply let the bricks air dry. Germs, be gone!

—Erica Loop

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