Pillows should be washed every three to six months to remove bacteria, mold, and odors.
These helpful steps will demonstrate the right way to do it.
Step 1: Remove case – Remove the pillowcase and pillow protector.
Step 2: Read label – Read the care label for instructions. Pillows filled with buckwheat or gel cannot be washed.
Step 3: Put in washer – Put the pillow in a washing machine set to the gentle cycle. Use hot water and a mild detergent.
Tip – Hot water will remove dust mites.
Step 4: Rinse – Run the pillow through the washer’s rinse cycle several times to be sure to wash away any residual detergent.
Step 5: Remove excess water – Remove excess water from the pillow by pressing it with a towel.
Step 6: Dry -Place the pillow in a dryer set on air dry. Prevent matting by putting a clean tennis ball in the dryer.
Did you know? Down is considered the best pillow because of its longevity, adjustability, and natural resilience.