Experts believe we should keep a synthetic pillow for 2 to 3 years and a down pillow for 5 to 7 years to ensure proper neck support that aids in a well-rested sleep. But during those years, you can wash your pillow to keep it nice and fresh. Here's how...
Got A Yellow Stained Pillow But You Love It?
Let’s Clean Your Pillow In 5 Steps:
Every pillow has an annoying tag attached that has very important information about what you are laying your head on. Before moving on to the next steps read the care instructions on your pillow. Always follow those instructions on the tag and determine if your pillow is synthetic or down.
Here is a list of what you will need:
- Baking soda - in the place of laundry detergent
- A few drops of tea tree oil
If you have a front loading washing machine, place both pillows vertically in the washer so you keep the washer balanced in the wash cycle. If you have a top loading washing machine, place each pillow facing each other around the drum of the washer. Wash the pillows on a hot cycle with the above ingredients until the yellow stains are gone. DON’T put the pillows in the dryer until the stains are gone.
Place the pillows in the dryer with two dryer balls (or two new tennis balls can be used as well). This will keep your pillows fluffy. If your pillow is made of foam hang it to dry on a pant hanger.
Now rest your head assured that you are sleeping on a clean fresh pillow that is already to your liking and you don’t have to start over new! Goodnight!