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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