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How often should you wash (and throw away) your pillows?

How often should you wash (and throw away) your pillows?
How often should you wash (and throw away) your pillows?

Pillows are one of the dirtiest pieces of bedding. And for good reason: between sweat, flakes, and hair, dirt tends to accumulate.

Among the things that need to be cleaned regularly are… pillows. You know, they tend to turn yellow with use, not to mention dust mites. According to experts, there are several simple ways to keep your bedding fresh. According to Sarah Dempsey, cleaning and laundry expert, interviewed by the English site Express.co, pillows must be must be cleaned every three months. Did you know that?


Since dirt and grime accumulate over time, it is advisable to do so change pillows every one to two years. When it comes to cleaning them, the most important rule is to do it Read the care labelas it will determine how they can be washed. Most pillows are machine washable, but not all. In general, it is best to use a delicate wash cycle and the same for the dryer. High temperatures can damage cushions. We will avoid the machine for latex or memory foam pillows.

In addition to washing, here are some tips to adopt with your pillows

Among other tips that prolong the life of your pillows, the expert advises. ” Everyday, Fluff the pillows well to remove dust and help them get back into shape.”. Another tip: “Every once in a while, hang your pillows outside on a clothesline for a few hours. If you don’t have a yard, or if your pillows can’t be hung outside, put them in the dryer on a low setting.. Note: If the pillow has a stain that needs removing, treat it with a stain remover before putting it in the washing machine.


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