Wednesday—Good 4U Good 4The Home: How To Clean Pillows

Keep your pillows fluffy, soft & fresh

Spring cleaning 101:  Wash Your Pillows

What's better than freshly dried clothes on the clothesline?
Pillows dried on the line in fresh warm air...ahhhh.

Pillows need to be laundered twice a year.
Double or triple that if you live in a hot or humid climate.

Most down & synthetic pillows can be laundered in the machine.  Check the care label to make sure.

Use pillow covers for regular use.

Use a mild liquid detergent to avoid residue from powdered detergents.

Add a second rinse cycle to the wash to remove all of the soap.

Wash two pillows at a time to balance the weight in the machine.

Dry flat in the sun, hang on the line, or use the dryer with a couple of tennis balls wrapped in socks to prevent clumping.  

If you dry on the line like I do, rehang & rotate the pillows top to bottom to enable even drying in the sun.

Replace pillows every 3 to 4 years, depending on how well they are holding up.  

If the pillow becomes clumpy or flat, it's time to donate it to the local animal shelter and buy a new pillow.

by apartment therapy

by Martha Stewart

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