When you think about how much time you spend with your head on the pillow, you may realize that you should be cleaning your pillows and pillowcases more often. Even when your pillow smells fresh, it may be full of sweat, body oils, skin and hair products, and saliva that stain the fabric. Continue reading for a few helpful cleaning tips for restoring your pillows and pillowcases.
Pillowcases should be washed separately, as they come in direct contact with your skin and retain more residue. Start by using liquid dish soap to remove stains with a stiff brush, or add a small amount of vinegar for tough stains. Once the pillowcase is looking cleaner, simply toss it in the washing machine on a hot cycle for to restore freshness for a good night’s sleep!
As for pillows, they may take some more time and attention to clean. Be sure to check the label on your pillow before washing, as certain materials have specific washing instructions. However, most synthetic and down pillows are machine washable to make the process as easy as possible. Machine wash the pillow as directed with hot water and liquid detergent, but be sure to use a second rinse cycle to remove any soap trapped inside.
While putting pillows in the dryer is usually safe, it’s best to use the lowest heat setting or the air dry setting to ensure it doesn’t overheat. Pillows may get lumps from tumbling around in the dryer on their own, so throw some balled up socks in the load to fluff the pillows as they dry. You may also consider air drying your pillows for a few days to ensure freshness and prevent mold and mildew from developing.
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At All American Mattress, we have the expertise and great prices to help you choose the perfect pillows and foam mattress for your bedroom. We have mattresses and bed frames available made from a variety of materials to suit your needs, whatever they are. Stop by our showroom, visit us online, or give us a call at (410) 451-9006 to see how we can get your toddler sleeping through the night. We offer brand names at affordable prices, and we will always work hard to keep your whole family comfortable. For more mattress shopping tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.