How to refresh your pillows

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It's a sad sight when you remove your pillow cover only to find patchy, yellow, stained pillows. There appearance strongly suggests that there may be old drool, new dustmites and old sweat lurking deep within.

You have three options.

Option 1: Throw out old pillows.

Option 2: Put fresh cover on and embrace denial.

Option 3: Wash, whiten and fluff your pillows with these easy instructions.

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It turns out that pillows should be washed 2-3 times a year (who knew!?) so if it has been a while for yours then what you will need to grab at your local grocery store is:

  • 1 cup of washing powder
  • 1 cup of dishwashing powder
  • 1 cup bleach
  • 1/2 cup borax

It appears that a large top loader is an advantage but I am sure that you may be able to adapt this technique to suit a front loader especially if you use a very high wash temperature.

Don't forget to place tennis balls (covered in a pair of old socks) in your dryer to help pound the soft and dreamy into those pillows!

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