Clean pillows are paramount for a restful sleep environment. Rather than replacing them, a good wash can bring back their original freshness. Here’s your guide:
Mild laundry detergent
Baking soda & white vinegar
Washing machine & dryer
Optional: tennis balls
Check the Label: Before washing, review your pillow’s care label for any specific instructions.
Strip Down: Remove pillowcases and covers. They can be washed separately.
Load Up: Place pillows in the washing machine. You might need to wash them in multiple batches based on size.
Detergent & Baking Soda: Add a hint of mild detergent with 1/2 cup baking soda. Baking soda enhances cleaning and eliminates odors.
Warm Wash: Opt for a gentle, warm cycle. After a few minutes of agitation, pause to let the pillows soak, then complete the wash.
Vinegar Rinse: During the rinse cycle, introduce 1/2 cup white vinegar. This ensures residue-free, fresh-smelling pillows.
Double-check Rinse: Run an additional rinse if needed, ensuring all detergent and vinegar are washed off.
Dry & Fluff: Dry pillows on low heat. Include tennis balls to maintain fluffiness. Periodically check for even drying.
Wait it Out: Ensure your pillows are entirely dry to prevent mold growth.
Final Touch: Fluff the pillows well for a restful night.
Use pillow protectors for frequent freshness.
Clean your pillows every 3-6 months, or as needed.
Consider replacing very old or flattened pillows.
Proper care can rejuvenate your pillows, turning your bed into a dreamy comfort zone. With these steps, you can ensure many nights of blissful sleep ahead.