Keep Your Corn Hole Bags Clean with These Simple Steps

Corn hole is a fun, outdoor game that’s perfect for summer barbecues, family reunions, and any other gathering. The only downside to this great game is that it can get quite messy with all the tossing and throwing of the corn hole bags.

Thankfully, there are simple steps you can take to keep your corn hole bags clean so they last longer and you can continue playing this great game!

Step One: Rinse the Bags in Cold Water

The best way to start cleaning your corn hole bags is to give them a good rinse in cold water. This will help remove any debris or dirt on the surface of the bags. To do this, fill up a large bucket or sink with cold water and let the bags soak for at least 15 minutes.

This will loosen any dirt on the bag surface. After soaking, use a rag or soft brush to gently scrub off any remaining dirt particles from the fabric of each bag.

Step Two: Spot-clean Stains

Once you have given your bags a thorough rinse, it's time to tackle any stubborn stains that may still remain. To spot-clean these stains, mix together one part laundry detergent with two parts warm water in a spray bottle.

Gently spritz this mixture onto each stain until it's completely saturated and then let it sit for about five minutes before using a soft brush to scrub away at the stain. Finally, rinse off all residue with cold water and allow your bags to air dry before storing them away.

Step Three: Use Fabric Softener as Needed

If your corn hole bags are starting to look worn and tired after multiple uses, adding fabric softener into their cleaning routine can help restore their original look and feel while also making them softer and more pleasant to throw around during games.

Simply add one cup of fabric softener into a gallon of cold water and soak your bags in this mixture for 15 minutes before rinsing off all residue with cold water again. Allow your corn hole bags to air dry before use or storage away until next time!


Whether you're an avid player of corn hole or just like taking it out for special occasions, keeping your corn hole bags clean should be top priority if you want them lasting longer and looking better each time you play!

With three easy steps—rinsing in cold water first followed by spot-cleaning any stains with detergent solution and adding fabric softener as needed—you can keep those pesky bacteria away while maintaining the aesthetic look of your beloved game set!

So don’t forget these tips when it comes time for cleaning those old (or even new!) cornhole bags! Have fun playing cornhole!

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