How To Properly Wash And Care For Pillows.


I’m somewhat obsessed with pillows. I love a good pillow and have found throughout the years, when it comes to pillows, you certainly get what you pay for. After numerous long periods of time of playing pillow roulette, I’ve settled on down plume pillows for our bed. It may be kinda difficult to accept from the start, if you are accustomed to paying for manufactured fill pillows. Expect to pay twice as much for down pillows. Down pillows, similar to plume pillows, can last as long as 10 years if appropriately kept up, while even the highest synthetics will probably require changing after a couple of years. So truly you pay more before all else, yet you will have a pad that will last many times longer! The vast majority wash their sheets once a week, except once in a while, if at any point, wash their pillows.

Washing Pillows

Agreeing to Martha Stewart, pillows should be washed at least two times a year. First, read the label to know how much your pillow needs to be washed (according to the company that made it, and if it can be machine washed, most can be, but it’s best to always check twice. Use a mild liquid laundry detergent, powder soap can leave a residue. Wash a pair of pillows together to keep the machine adjusted and run them through the rinse cycle twice to rinse them fully. My washer has a forte cycle for pillows, if your machine doesn’t have this component, wash pillows on the sensitive cycle.

Drying Pillows

For down and plumes, use the air cycle and dry altogether. Soddenness left in a cushion can prompt form, so its essential to ensure pads are completely dry. For synthetics, use the low heat setting as high warmth can cause clumping. You can toss in a couple of perfect, thick dry towels to help retain a portion of the dampness, for quicker drying.  Throwing in a couple of tennis balls wrapped in white socks during the dryer cycle helps to re-lighten the pillows (the white socks will keep color in the tennis ball from moving to your cushion).


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