Saturday, June 9, 2012

Washing Pillows

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!


  1. I did this a couple weeks ago and I don't have dryer balls, but I do have lots of tennis balls around from the dogs... So I put a few of them in clean socks and tied the end of the sock so the ball wouldn't fall out, and the pillows turned out super fluffy!

    1. I will have to try that! Tennis balls are usually a staple when you have dogs and we have a lot!