Supplies You’ll Need
If you have feather pillows, you will need to wash them in a washing machine. Set the machine to the delicate or gentle cycle, and use hot water. Add laundry detergent and an extra rinse to the cycle. You may also want to add a fabric softener to the wash. When the cycle is finished, remove the pillows from the machine and put them in the dryer. Dry on a low heat setting. You can also add dryer balls or tennis balls to the dryer to help fluff the pillows. Once the pillows are dry, remove them from the dryer and fluff them again. You may need to put them back in the dryer for a few minutes to completely dry.
Preparing Your Pillows for Washing
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t wash your pillows as often as you should. But if you’re allergic to dust mites, you know that it’s important to keep them clean. Here’s how to wash down pillows so they’re fresh and clean.
Start by removing the pillowcase and any other covers. Then, put the pillow in the washing machine. If you have a feather pillow, you’ll need to wash it on the delicate cycle.
Pillow protectors are a good idea, too. They’ll keep your pillow from getting ruined in the wash.
Rinse the pillow in cold water, then put it in the dryer on the low heat setting. You can also line dry your pillow, if you prefer.
Feather and down pillows can be washed in the same way. Just be sure to use the delicate cycle.
If you have a pillow that’s too big to fit in your washing machine, you can take it to a laundromat or dry cleaner.
Washing Your Pillows
If your pillow has a pillow protector, remove it and wash it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If your pillow does not have a pillow protector, proceed to step 2.
To wash feather pillows, use the gentle cycle and a mild detergent. Set the water temperature to warm and wash two pillows at a time. Run an extra rinse cycle to remove all the soap.
To wash other pillows, use the regular cycle and a mild detergent. Set the water temperature to hot and wash two pillows at a time.
If you have a front loading washer, place the pillows in the washer and close the door.
If you have a top loading washer, place the pillows in the washer and close the lid.
Start the washer and let it run through the entire cycle.
Drying Your Pillows
If you’re wondering how to wash down pillows, you’re not alone. Many people don’t know how to properly clean this type of pillow, and as a result, they end up with a pillow that’s not as clean as it could be.
Here are the steps you need to take to properly wash down pillows:
1. Start by removing the pillowcase and any other covers.
2. Wash the covers in the washing machine using warm water and your regular laundry detergent.
3. Once the covers are clean, put them in the dryer on low heat.
4. While the covers are drying, wash the pillows themselves.
5. Put the pillows in the washing machine on the gentle cycle using warm water and laundry detergent.
6. Once the pillows are clean, put them in the dryer on low heat.
7. When the pillows and covers are both dry, put the covers back on the pillows and enjoy your clean, fresh-smelling pillows!