Clean pillows are essential to a good night’s sleep. However, pillow cleaning is one of those tasks we often forget and neglect, and yet it is so easy and so effective.
If you even have to ask how to clean a pillow, it is probably about time yours got a good clean. Cleaning pillows protects us from unpleasant bed-friends such as dust mites, preserving our bedrooms as a sanctuary for much-needed rest and relaxation. Whilst it is recommended you wash your pillowcases along with the rest of your bedding, you only need to wash your actual pillows twice a year.
How to Clean Feather Pillows
The care label on the majority of feather pillows will instruct you to dry-clean only. However, for some feather pillows, gently washing on low heat, air cycle is perfectly fine. Wash with mild laundry detergent and be careful to dry out thoroughly, as before. Again, if you are concerned, it is best to take your pillow to a dry cleaner to be professionally cleaner.
Time for a New Pillow?
Find out if you need to invest in a new pillow with this simple test. Bend your pillow in half and if it doesn’t bounce back, it’s time to go shopping for a new one!