How to Wash Pillows

Washing your pillows is an important part of maintaining their cleanliness and ensuring that they last for as long as possible. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to wash pillows:

  1. Check the label: Before you wash your pillows, check the care label to make sure they are machine washable. Some pillows may require special care, such as hand washing or dry cleaning.

  2. Remove pillowcases and protectors: Take off any pillowcases and protectors, and wash them separately according to their care instructions.

  3. Pre-treat stains: If your pillows have any stains, treat them with a stain remover or laundry detergent before washing.

  4. Load the washing machine: Place the pillows in the washing machine, making sure to balance the load by adding a few towels or similar items.

  5. Use the right detergent: Use a mild detergent and avoid using fabric softener or bleach, as these can damage the pillows.

  6. Choose the right cycle: Select a gentle or delicate cycle with warm water. Hot water can damage the filling in some pillows, so it's best to avoid it.

  7. Rinse thoroughly: Run an extra rinse cycle to ensure that all the soap has been removed.

  8. Dry the pillows: Place the pillows in the dryer on a low heat setting. Add a few clean tennis balls or dryer balls to help fluff the pillows and prevent clumping. It may take several cycles to fully dry the pillows.

  9. Fluff the pillows: Once the pillows are dry, fluff them by hand or in the dryer on a no-heat setting. This will help restore their shape and prevent clumping.

By following these steps, you can effectively wash your pillows and keep them clean and comfortable for a longer period of time.