Today's post is a tip.
Don't toss your flat and stained pillows! Wash them!
The only pillows I don't wash are the tempur-pedic type pillows with memory foam because the last one I washed took a month to dry. Everything else I wash.
If you have a front loader, you can fit two or three pillows inside. Don't fit more. If you have a top loader, put two pillows in, one on each side of the agitator. If you are only washing one pillow, put a few towels on the other side to balance your load.
Wash on hot (warm if you have a down pillow). Put in your detergent. If you can tolerate it, add a little bit of bleach and a small amount of fabric softener if you have very hard water.
Run a regular load and put them into the dryer when done. Dry for 20 minutes and set out to finish drying.
The result: Nice, fluffy, clean pillows!
If I do it again:
Someday I will buy those dryer balls and put them in the dryer with the pillows to make them even fluffier!