Trustworthy, comfortable, and perfectly yours. A supportive friend – one of your greatest pals and confidents. You spend 1/3 of your life with this fluffy friend…
That’s right, we’re talking about your sweet, beloved pillow. While mattresses may get all the love these days, your sleeping pillow is just as important, supporting your neck and back. Talk about the real MVP (also stands for Most Valuable Pillow)! Hard at work while you sleep, your pillow collects salvia, body oils – even dust mites and skin cells. Because of these yucky pillow invaders are hiding in your pillow, we recommend washing your sleeping pillow at least 1-2 times a year.
Luckily, there’s a few easy ways to protect against these microscopic germs. Thanks to down’s great resiliency properties, a gentle wash and tumble dry reinvigorates your down sleeping pillows to be fluffy and fresh allowing you a healthier rest. To extend the life of your pillow, shield it from unwanted grime by adding a pillow protector.
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Rest easy knowing you’re breathing clean, fresh air.
How to Wash Your Pillows:
Washing your sleeping pillow requires a little more care than the average laundry load, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Here are our favorite trade secrets to help you wash your sleeping pillows to get the purest clean available:
Sanitize your washer and dryer.
Because your washing machine harbors germs, we advise that you clean your machines while you wash your whites – wash separately in scolding water on the highest setting and with bleach. Not only will you sanitize your laundry load, but also the machine. Use this as a fresh start to ensure that your machines are clean and germs don’t linger!
Clean your mattress.
No need to be intimidated with this tip, cleaning your mattress is as quick and easy as a biannual vacuum (with an upholstery attachment), and a spot clean with cold water. Be mindful not to saturate the mattress, a damp mattress core could cause mildew.
Be sure and to keep the fluff in your sleeping pillow by adding dryer balls or tennis balls to the dryer; it’s really important to make sure your pillow is dry to help prevent mildew and bacteria growth! Our favorite trick to prevent mildew? A damp vinegar washcloth in the dryer will help dissolve any ickiness.
Let’s review. The best care for your pillow is to wash it 1-2 times a year. To keep your sleeping pillow clean, make sure you pair it with a zippered pillow protector – which also will extend the life of your pillow!