PillowsNow that spring-cleaning season is in full swing, here's something to think about. When was the last time you washed your bed pillows? Last month? Last year? Never? If it's been six months or more, now's the time to freshen them up and you'll rest easier for it.
Down and fiberfill pillows are a cinch to care for as most are machine washable. For best results, we recommend washing two pillows at a time (to help keep the washer balanced) and using a front or top-loading machine without an agitator. If an agitator-style top loader is your only option, place the pillows in the tub vertically, so it's less likely they'll get wrapped around and damaged by the agitator. If your pillow has a care label, it's best to follow it. If not, use warm water and select the gentle cycle. We also think it's a good idea to add on an extra cold-water rinse and spin. Tumble dry the pillows on low heat, fluffing and turning them often. In our Good Housekeeping Research Institute (GHRI) Home AppliancesRead More »from The Best Way to Clean Bed Pillows