Mochi squishies are cute and fun to play with, but they can quickly accumulate dirt and grime, making them lose their appeal.

Proper cleaning is essential to keep them looking their best and prevent the spread of germs. Here’s a step-by-step guide on…

How to Clean Mochi Squishy Like a Pro.

Materials Needed:

  1. Mild soap or detergent
  2. Water
  3. Towel
  4. Cornstarch or baby powder (optional)

Step 1: Preparation

Before starting the cleaning process, read the care instructions on the mochi squishy package. Some mochi squishy may have special care instructions that differ from others.

Also, prepare a clean, flat surface to work on.

Step 2: Spot Cleaning

For small stains and dirt, spot cleaning is often enough to restore the mochi squishy’s appearance. Mix a small amount of mild soap or detergent with water and apply the solution to the affected area with a soft microfiber cloth.

Gently rub the surface in a circular motion until the stain is removed. Rinse the area with clean water and pat it dry with a towel.

Step 3: Deep Cleaning

Deep Cleaning Mochi Squish
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For more significant dirt and grime buildup, a deeper cleaning is necessary. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and add a small amount of mild soap or detergent.

Immerse the mochi squishy in the solution and gently squeeze it to ensure that the water penetrates the entire surface. Avoid rubbing or squeezing the squishy too hard as it may damage the material.

Let it soak for 10-15 minutes.

Step 4: Rinsing

After soaking, remove the mochi squishy from the solution and rinse it thoroughly with clean water. Ensure that all soap residue is washed away.

Step 5: Drying

Gently squeeze out any excess water from the mochi squishy and pat it dry with a towel. Avoid wringing or twisting the squishy as it may damage the material. Leave the squishy to air dry completely before using it again.

Step 6: Optional Finishing Touch

If the mochi squishy feels sticky or tacky after drying, dust it lightly with cornstarch or baby powder to restore its original texture.


Cleaning mochi squishy is easy if you follow these simple steps. Regular cleaning will help extend the life of your squishy, keeping it looking and feeling like new for longer.