Here's How to Wash Pillows Properly for a Good Quality Sleep

Here's How to Wash Pillows Properly for a Good Quality Sleep
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SHARE - Having a clean and fresh pillow on your bed or coach is such a pleasure that can cheer your mood up. Even, a clean pillow has a direct impact on a good sleep at night. Are you has a problem to have a good quality sleep at night? Then, you need to try to wash your pillows regularly.

Wondering how to wash pillows properly to maintain their comfiness? Congratulations! You are landing on the right page to help you find out the answer to every question. Through this article, Tripboba will guide you on how to wash pillows properly.

Let's check them out!

How to Wash Feather Pillows 

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To make it stay clean and comfy when you lay your head on it, a feather pillow should be wash weekly or at least monthly. It will get rid of any bad smell and maintain its best condition. Commonly, a feather pillow can be washed by hand and washing machine, but we tend to recommend you to wash it by washing machine because it is easier and faster in so many ways. Here is the step-by-step how to wash pillows with feather material using a washing machine.

Step 1. Firstly, prepare at least 2 feather pillows if you are using a standard top load washer to maintain balance. If you are only washing one feather pillow, you can substitute it with a foam pillow or some towels. But if you are using a front load washer, you only need to add couples of white towels to keep the balance.

Step 2. Then, set the water temperature to cold water and choose the gentle cycle. Add 2 tsp of detergent and do not overused because the suds from the detergent is not good for feather if it is not rinsed completely. You need to avoid the use of fabric softener because it can reduce the amount of fluff in the pillow.

Step 3. After that, set the washer for an extra rinse cycle to get rid of any residual detergent in the feather completely.

Step 4. Once the pillows are done in the washer, transfer them to the dryer on medium heat immediately while it is still wet. To break the clumps of a feather, add wool dryer balls or a clean tennis ball during the drying process.

Step 5. Keep checking on the dryer every 15 minutes and re-fluff pillows by hand. The drying time is different based on the size of the pillow, so you have to make sure that every part of the pillow is completely dry before you place it back on the bed.

How to Wash Throw Pillows

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Like n the other pillow, before you plan to wash your decorative throw pillow, you need to watch the washing label on the pillow to make sure you wash it properly based on the criteria. So, here are the steps to wash the throw pillow properly.

Step 1. If your throw pillow has a removable cover, remove the cover first and wash the cover separately from the pillow. If there is any specific area that has a stain, rub it first with a colour-safe prewash spray with a damp sponge.

Step 2. Set the water to warm and make sure you use very mild detergent which usually suitable for delicate fabrics or baby clothes.

Step 3. After all of the wash process is done, hang it on the well-ventilated area or if the label says it is dryer-safe, then use a dryer machine on low heat.

Step 4. When the pillow is completely dry, fluff the pillow to maintain its form.

How to Wash Pillows In Front Loading Washer

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The following guide on how to wash pillows is suitable for you who has in front loading washer. Still, the first step on how to wash pillows is checking on its washing instruction label to make sure that they can be washed in the washing machine and here are the next steps.

Step 1. Remove the cover of the pillow and place them in the washing machine. To balance the load of the washing machine, wash two pillows at a time. 

Step 2. Then, use a mild detergent and 10 drops of tea tree essential through the detergent dispenser.

Step 3. After that, set the washing machine to the longest hot water gentle or delicate cycle. Then, close the cover of the washing machine and let it run.

Step 4. Let it dry outside laid over the clothesline in the sunshine. When it is done, fluff the pillows to set it back to the original shape.

How to Wash Pillows In Top Loading Washer

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There is only in the top-loading washer at home and you want to wash your pillows? Why not? You are able to do it, anyway. Follow these following step-by-step on how to wash pillows in a top-loading washer.

Step 1. After you make sure that your pillows are able to wash using a washing machine, remove the cover and place it in your washing machine.

Step 2. Then, set your washing machine to the delicate cycle and fill it with hot water. While it is filling with hot water, add a small amount of your regular detergent and 10 drops of tea tree oil.

Step 3. When the detergent dissolved, place the pillows in the washing machine, submerging in the water. Let the pillows to soak for about one up to two hours without closing the lid.

Step 4. When it is soaked for 2 hours, close the lid and let the washing machine run its cycle.

Step 5. Once the washing process is done, move it to the dryer or dry it directly under the sunshine.


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