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Best Way to Wash Pillows In The Washing Machine

Best way to machine wash pillowsOver time natural oils from your body, sweat, and other gunk will seep into your pillows and get them dirty. This can cause a yellow discoloration in your pillows, leave a few stains and be unsightly. But you should know that you can clean your pillows, and revive them instead of tossing and buying new!read more...

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Best way to machine wash pillowsOver time natural oils from your body, sweat, and other gunk will seep into your pillows and get them dirty. This can cause a yellow discoloration in your pillows, leave a few stains and be unsightly. But you should know that you can clean your pillows, and revive them instead of tossing and buying new!read more...

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Best way to machine wash pillows

Over time natural oils from your body, sweat, and other gunk will seep into your pillows and get them dirty. This can cause a yellow discoloration in your pillows, leave a few stains and be unsightly. But you should know that you can clean your pillows, and revive them instead of tossing and buying new! Below I will share the best way to wash pillows in the washing machine.

The Best Way to Wash Pillows in the Washing Machine

Simple Pillow Washing Hacks & Tips

Tip #1: Check the tags on your pillows to see if they are machine washable and able to be cleaned in this way. In most cases, you can safely wash synthetic and down pillows.

Tip #2: Make sure your pillows are a good machine fit.  How many pillows will fit in your washing machine? With our washing machine I can fit two pillows in pretty easily, and so I just wash two at a time.

Tip #3: You don’t want to overstuff your machine as it won’t do as good a job getting your pillows clean and white.

How to Wash Pillows for Fresh and Clean Pillows

Machine wash pillows

Supplies You Need: 

  • 1/2 Cup Laundry Detergent (whatever detergent you use works. I generally use Tide)
  • 1/2 Cup Baking Soda or can you substitute with Borax
  • 1 Cup Bleach

How to Make Pillows Look and Smell Like New {& Clean} with Baking Soda

Best way to machine wash pillows

  1. As previously stated, make sure the tags say it is machine washable. You don’t want to ruin your pillows. Most down and synthetics are safe to be washed.
  2. Start running your washing machine on the longest cycle using hot water. Add in your laundry detergent soap, baking soda, and bleach and then place two pillows in the washer.  It usually is best to select a gentle cycle.
  3. After your washer fills up with hot water turn it off and let your pillows soak for 1 hour. You can go push the pillows down and move them once during the wait time if you want to help make sure that all areas of the pillow get treated.
  4. After the hour duration is up run the rest of the washing cycle like you normally would.
  5. Toss pillows in the dryer (see setting preference in the note below) to get them dry.   [Tip #4: If you have a tennis ball or two, you can tumble them in to help keep your pillows fluffed and not have the filling piling up in one area of the pillow].

NOTE: Dry synthetic pillows on low heat settings.  For down pillows, put them on the fluff or air setting to keep them plump.

See how simple it is to clean pillows? I have been doing this for years and I can’t complain.  Using this best way to wash pillows gets rid of the dirt, grime, dust, and sweat that seeps into your pillows over time and is a simple pillow hack.

I generally wash my pillows about once a month to every other month. You can do it as often as you would like.

Do you wash your pillows or do you replace them?

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